Phil Crifo, Tchia's game director and co-founder of Awaceb, is the perfect name to introduce Tchia to the world tomorrow, as the culmination of a small group's 5-year journey to a big game.
We wanted to take a moment to talk about how we expanded on the sandbox open-world mechanic before we launch the PS4 and PS5.
We wanted to provide some early-game suggestions to prepare you for the next adventure. Here are five of the game's essential items and features.
Tchia's powerful slingshot was given to her by Joxu, her father's first weapon, and it'll be useful to aim at trees and knock down coconuts or bananas to regain your energy. It's also a handy weapon to wield against the Maano, the fabric-made creatures that have kidnapped Tchia's father, in order to obtain some time to decommission them once and for all.
In shooting range challenges, you can test your aim abilities, which will earn you a golden trophy. These will also be useful in other pursuits.
The slingshot also includes several PS5 features, such as adaptive triggers, where you'll see the weight of the sling at the tips of your fingers. The motion sensor is also available for more precise aim in the menu.
Ukulele is a term used in the English language.
Tchia's most unique features is the Ukulele. With just a few strums, you can use this magical instrument. It's fully playable, customizable, and also a game changer.
The ukulele has been given to Tchia by Joxu's best friend Tre for a slew of purposes. Tchia can transform the world around her, making new items or animals appear to her as an edge in exploration and combat.
You may personalize your Ukulele while sleeping at a camp, as there are many possibilities to personalize it.
Tchia's ukulele is fully playable for anyone who wants to jam a bit more freely. You may also customize your own tunes, twist notes, pluck chords, or tweak your way to musical genius.
Tchia's original goal was to make a game that was a toy-box. We created Soul-jumping in response to this desire. You'll use Soul-jumping to control almost any object or animal you find in the archipelago.
In our previous video, we covered the Soul-jumping techniques in depth:
Here are a few new animals you may not have seen yet that you may be able to exploit.
Birds have one of the most powerful traversal advantages in the game. This is also why they will devour your soul-meter in a flash! Use their super-accessible controls to get over cliffs and get to your destination in a matter of minutes. Cows also allow you to dump a nasty surprise on unsuspecting inhabitants. Be careful, as their dung is a bit unstable due to the use of Soul-jumping!
Dolphins are probably your finest sea animal to possess in Tchia... They can swoop through the ocean if you sprint, and you may even do cool flips and other stunts while out of the water, giving you time to inspect valuable chests and pearls.
If you need to cover a large area faster than Tchia on foot, cats may have a different ability, which we'll discuss for you later!
Crabs are slow moving and do not cover as much ground as other animals, but they certainly pack a punch in the event of a crisis! Use their powerful pincers to grab chest keys and make them accessible!
Trinkets & Pearls
Trinkets and pearls are common items found throughout the Caledonian islands and play a vital role in the coutume, a Caledonian ceremony performed as a gesture of appreciation and respect for someone.
During your journey, you will discover a lot of them, and you may identify them by activating shouting spots, which will reveal further activities and collectibles around you.
Once you have collected enough items, go to the nearest town or dock and see what kinds of outfits or boat customization items you can unlock when you spend them.
Camera on hand
As you cross the archipelago, you will meet many locals who will assist you on your journey. This is Louise, a young girl from the village of Weliwele, who will give you a camera and ask you to take many pictures.
Tchia is all about finding joy in the little things, and the camera system is no exception. It was created to emulate the fantastic pleasure of film shooting. Set up a tripod with a self-timer to take a cool pose.
One last word on accessibility
Tchia's final look before it's released tomorrow, and we're so grateful to everyone who has been with us throughout the development of our game. Accessibility is at the core of the game in many ways.
All activities and challenges have been designed so that performance is always optional, and you do not need skills to progress in the story. If you do, you will always have the possibility to skip a gameplay segment so that you may discover what lies next with ease. Plus, you may begin your journey at any point in the story via the chapter selection menu, available right at the beginning of your adventure.
Tchia is a colorful and lively game inspired by New Caledonian culture. It also includes moments that aren't suitable for children. Therefore, we recommend that you enable the "family mode", which automatically makes some of the most violent or graphic scenes in the game suitable for the whole family.
Tchia and her boat are always on the lookout for new Kepler Interactive games. You may also purchase the Oléti Edition (or the Kepler Customization Pack) that includes outfits, ukulele, and boat customization items from Sifu, Scorn, Flintlock, and Cat Quest.