Factsheet

Developer
Sunhead Games
Based in Taipei, Taiwan

Release date
TBD

Platforms
PC, Mac & Consoles

Website
sunheadgames.com

Regular Price
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Description

Carto is a charming puzzle adventure game that explores the story of a young girl searching for her family, letting players share in her sense of discovery by shaping the world itself through an innovative map mechanic. You’ll journey through beautiful and mysterious lands, making new friends along the way and helping them solve their problems.

History

Carto started development in September 2016, after Sunhead Games had successfully launched two mobile titles: A Ride Into the Mountains and The Swords. As their first game aimed at PC and consoles, Sunhead looked to expand the scope of the adventure, while building on their core studio skills of building innovative mechanics, evolving them in an interesting way, and wrapping them in an eye-catching aesthetic. Carto is being developed in Taiwan by a core team of four people, with a couple of remote contractors, and is in the final stretch of development.

Features

  • Innovative puzzle/exploration mechanic: rearrange pieces of your map, and watch the world change accordingly around you!
  • Chill out and explore the peaceful-yet-mysterious lands, uncovering secrets and solving clever environmental puzzles
  • Bask in the award-winning visuals and relaxed tunes
  • Journey through unique biomes, each with their own culture, customs, and a unique evolution of the central map mechanic
  • Meet a charming cast of characters and help them to solve their problems, as you try and find your way back to your family

Videos

Gameplay Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "IGF - Excellence in Design Honorable Mentions" 2019
  • "BitSummit - Visual Excellence Award" 2018
  • "Day of the Devs: GDC Edition - Official Selection" 2019
  • "Day of the Devs - Official Selection" 2018
  • "GDC Indie MEGABOOTH Showcase - Official Selection" 2018
  • "Taipei Game Show - Official Selection" 2018
  • "The MIX Indie Showcase At TGDF - Official Selection" 2018
  • "TGDF Indie Space - Official Selection" 2018

Selected Articles

  • "The mechanic is so clever I'm surprised it's never been quite done like this"
    - Papa Niero, Destructoid


About Sunhead Games

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Sunhead Games is a Taiwan-based indie games studio founded in 2012.

More information
More information on Sunhead Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Carto Credits

Lee-Kuo Chen
Design

Chia-Yu Chen
Code

KH Chen
Art

Eddie Yu
Sound


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