The most surprisingly delightful open world game to come out this year has already reached a major milestone in sales only a month and a half from its release.
Tchia, developer Awaceb’s bright adventure game where you play as a young girl who can possess all sorts of objects, has sold over a million copies across PC and PlayStation 5.
The coming-of-age adventure is set on the real world South Pacific island of New Caledonia. You play as Tchia, who is looking for her father and defending herself from nasty little cloth monsters. You can take control of almost anything in the world, like frogs, dogs, and logs, using Tchia’s soul-jumping power.
In his Tchia review (opens in new tab), our own Chris Livingston called it, “an enchanting world filled with adventure, excitement, beauty, physics-driven fun, and lots of charming characters.” He also praised its photo mode for having a robust set of options to play with.
Tchia is the second game from Awaceb, which was founded in 2016. Studio founders Phil Crifo and Thierry Boura are both from New Caledonia, which is also where all of Tchia’s music and voice acting were recorded.
Tchia is available now for $30 on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab). The Oléti (thank you in Drehu) edition includes costume sets based on publisher Kepler Interactive’s other games, including Sifu, Scorn, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, and Cat Quest, for an additional $5.