Factsheet

Developer
Sunhead Games
Based in Taipei, Taiwan

Release date
Oct 27, 2020

Platforms
Steam
Switch
PlayStation
Xbox
Humble Store
Epic Games Store
GOG.com

Website
sunheadgames.com

Regular Price

USD$19.99

Description

Carto is a charming adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters, and guide Carto on her journey back to her family.

History

Carto is developed in Taiwan by a core team of four, with a couple of remore contractors. The project starts from September 2016 and the game was released in October 27, 2020.

Features

  • Employ a unique puzzle and exploration mechanic: rearrange pieces of your map, and watch the world change around you!
  • Chill out and explore peaceful-yet-mysterious lands across a 5-7 hour story
  • Meet a colorful cast of characters and learn about their unique cultures
  • Bask in lush, hand-drawn visuals across a variety of biomes
  • Experience a beautiful soundtrack with over 30 original tracks to accompany you on your adventure

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube

Release Date Trailer YouTube

Announcement Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "IGF - Excellence in Design Honorable Mentions" 2019
  • "Experimental Gameplay Workshop - Official Selection" 2019
  • "BitSummit - Visual Excellence Award" 2018
  • "Indieplay Awards - Excellence in Game Design" 2020
  • "Indieplay Awards - Best Game Grand Prize Nominee" 2020
  • "Indieplay Awards - Best Narrative Nominee" 2020
  • "Shacknews - Best Puzzle Game of 2020" 2020
  • "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
  • "It’s the ideal game for sitting curled up in 20 blankets and drinking tea while solving some map puzzles"
    - Julia Lee, Polygon
  • "Carto is a unique masterpiece that is the epitome of charm"
    - Alex Harding, Switchaboo
  • "It just really makes for a feel-good experience overall, with everything about Carto’s world coming together nicely to put a big smile on player’s faces"
    - Sam, Use A Potion!
  • "Carto delivers a certain flavor of indie game that’s thoroughly pleasant"
    - Graham Russell, Siliconera

Carto OST - Bandcamp
Relive the best moments of the journey of Carto with this soundtrack composed by Eddie Yu. soymilkmusic.bandcamp.com.

Carto OST - Steam
Relive the best moments of the journey of Carto with this soundtrack composed by Eddie Yu. store.steampowered.com.


About Sunhead Games

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Sunhead Games is a Taiwan-based independent game studio founded in 2012, responsible for A Ride into the Mountains, The Swords, and Carto. Currently a 4-person team, they seek to create unique games with passion and an independent spirit.

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



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