LONDON – November 30th, 2023 – Developer Awaceb and publisher Kepler Interactive today announced that Tchia, the beloved, heartfelt love letter to New Caledonia, will launch on Steam in March 2024, alongside a wealth of new gameplay features and updates.
Watch the new trailer here:
New for the Steam release in March 2024, and available at the same time via a free in-game update for players on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC via the Epic Games Store, players will be able to enjoy a variety of exciting, new features to enhance their journey through the beautiful archipelago, including:
- Outfits Perks System – Each piece of equipment Tchia finds in the world now provides various boosts and benefits, such as extra environmental resistances or stamina boosts. Explore the world and discover new items to suit your playstyle – looking stylish (or sometimes goofy) to boot!
- New Cosmetic Items – Search for brand-new costumes and accessories hidden within the island locales to stand out from the crowd and show your personality, such as a classy top hat, or a hilarious clown costume!
- New Soul-Melodies – Play your ukulele and unlock new abilities to help you explore the world around you in whole new ways, like a blast of powerful energy to knock fruit out of trees or leaping to new heights and performing tricks in the sky!
Tchia, which has been played by more than one million players since launching on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and the Epic Games Store earlier this year, is a sun-soaked sandbox that invites players to climb, glide, swim and sail around a beautiful open world inspired by New Caledonia – the homeland of Awaceb’s co-founders. With inherent Soul-Jumping powers at her disposal, Tchia can take control of almost any object or animal she can find to give her the edge in combat and traversal. From taking flight as a bird to reach mountain peaks, plunging to the ocean depths as a dolphin, to setting mindless minions alight as a lantern, players will turn the environment into the ultimate tool.
Tchia is releasing on Steam in March 2024 and is available to Wishlist now. For more information, visit https://www.awaceb.com/tchia.
Awaceb is a small studio based in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 2016, the studio’s first game was Fossil Echo, a story-driven 2D platformer. Tchia, Awaceb’s latest title, is a love letter to New Caledonia, the home of the studio’s two co-founders.
About Kepler Interactive:
Kepler Interactive is the first global publisher co-owned and run by creators. Launched in 2021 and led by the founders of Kowloon Nights, Kepler nurtures creativity through collaboration with each of its founding studio partners having a stake in the business and a leadership role in strategic decision-making, whilst retaining total artistic independence. Following the successful launches of Ebb Software’s, Scorn, and Sloclap’s two million selling and critically acclaimed, Sifu, Kepler’s studio partners are as varied as they are talented, including A44 Games (Ashen, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn) in New Zealand, Alpha Channel and Awaceb (Tchia) in Canada, and Timberline (The Red Lantern) in North America and Shapefarm in Asia. Kepler Interactive is headquartered in London. Learn more at https://www.kepler-interactive.com/.