BEIJING — September 19th, 2023 — Immerse yourself in a world of enchantment and artistry as developer Memo Gogo and publisher Thermite Games proudly unveil Sophia the Traveler, their latest captivating hand-painted hidden object game, coming soon for PC. Inspired by the renowned puzzle book series “Where’s Wally?”, Sophia the Traveler offers an experience like no other, where every corner of the screen is a canvas waiting to be explored. The game was presented to press for the first time at gamescom 2023 and can be discovered through a demo now available on Steam.
Sophia the Traveler is developed by a loving couple who have never actually been to Venice in person, but managed to recreate the entire city of Venice based on travel books and information from Google Maps. Check out this delightful trailer of the game, dubbed by their lovely daughter.
In this charming hidden object adventure, you’ll embark on a journey through intricate, hand-painted landscapes teeming with life and color. Your mission? To find hundreds of distinctive figures and items, each with their own unique animation and endearing dubbing. Sophia the Traveler painstakingly recreates every canal, every picturesque bridge, and every enchanting alleyway to capture the essence of this historic city. From the iconic landmarks to the hidden Easter eggs, you will find yourself immersed in the stunning and detailed portrayal of Venice’s unique and timeless beauty.
The game boasts 10 distinct stages, featuring an extensive array of assets that breathe life into this virtual Venice. With over 1800 meticulously crafted character assets, more than 300 sets of character animations, and in excess of 100 sequence animations and sound effects, the game offers an immersive experience like no other. It not only ensures a whimsical and engaging experience for players of all ages but also presents a fun challenge due to the sheer size of the stage maps. Notably, it showcases over 100 European buildings, including 8 iconic Venetian landmarks, and nearly 300 sound effects meticulously integrated to bring Venice to life.
“Venice has always been a city of romance in our heart. Our dream of visiting never materialized, but the fascination with Venice only grew stronger,” said Janalyn and Leo, devs of the Memo Gogo team. “To create this game, we spent three years virtually exploring every inch of Venice through Google Maps and travel books. Now, with Sophia as our guide, we aim to capture Venice’s essence—its love for life, music, and exquisite food—allowing players to experience the city’s magic firsthand, even if they haven’t had the chance to visit.”
Join Sophia to uncover the magic within this hand-painted hidden object game, where every click brings you one step closer to a world of wonder. Prepare to be enchanted by the game’s breathtaking visuals! Every scene tells a story, and every corner is a treasure trove of hidden surprises.
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About Memo Gogo
Based in Guangzhou, Memo Gogo is a loving couple with years of experience in the gaming industry. After leaving a large gaming company, they founded this team with the goal of creating wholesome games filled with love and joy.
About Thermite Games
Thermite Games is a publishing company behind hit titles such as Tales of the Neon Sea, Detained: Too Good for School, and Teatopia. Founded in 2020, Thermite Games consists of young, passionate gamers and industry professionals based in Beijing, China.
To learn more about Thermite Games, visit their official website, and follow them on Twitter.