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Carto

Carto is an exploration-oriented adventure game with puzzle elements, in which we explore a world composed of various biomes, encountering a number of characters and special events along the way. Sunhead Games studio is responsible for the game.

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Carto cover

developer: Sunhead Games

publisher: Humble Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

27Oct2020

PC PS4 XONE Switch

Carto is a fairytale game in which a little girl travels the world by manoeuvring the tiles. The game was created by Sunhead Games studio, and its release is the responsibility of Humble Games, known from such titles as Forager, TemTem or Void Bastards.

Plot

In the game we play Carto, a girl who is looking for a way home and has a unique ability to move the tiles of the terrain so that she can get to places that are not normally accessible. During our journey we travel through various biomes that differ not only in appearance, but in the characters and culture that inhabit them. And so ahead of us is a journey through forests, deserts, meadows, swamps and so on.

Carto also encounters a number of NPCs on his way; most of them need help, in return for which they share a clue as to where to go further to get home.

Mechanics

Carto is a two-dimensional adventure game observed from top-down view, which is full of puzzle elements related to the unique power of the heroine. It consists in the fact that at any time we can enter the screen with a map of the terrain divided into square tiles; often on one tile there are different biomes adjacent to each other, like on the chips from the famous Carcassonne board game. Being on the map screen, we can freely rotate and move the tile on which the heroine is placed, transporting her to another part of the world. The only requirement is that the biomes marked on it must match the place we see: the forest must be in contact with the forest, water with water, etc. At the beginning these puzzles are simple, the more you get into it, the more complicated combinations await us.

Technical aspects

The game is distinguished by its fairy-tale and unique graphic design combining the style known from contemporary illustrations addressed to younger audiences, as well as the aesthetics typical of Tove Jannson, which you can mainly associate with its cult series about the adventures of the Moomins.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Dual Core 2.0 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 768 MB GeForce 9600 GS / 1 GB Radeon HD 5670 or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 SP1
World-Shifting Puzzle Exploration Game, Carto, Gets a Release Date for the Switch
World-Shifting Puzzle Exploration Game, Carto, Gets a Release Date for the Switch

news 11 September 2020 17:11

Use a unique tile-shifting mechanic to explore the beautifully hand-drawn world of Carto when it releases on the Switch this October.

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