Recently, the beautifully charming point and click adventure game, Tala, launched its Kickstarter campaign in hopes to fund a PC and Mac launch early next year.
Part of the charm of Tala is its mix of traditional animation and nature photography, creating a tiny world to explore as the forst spirit, Tala.
You play as the eponymous Tala, a forest spirit who hasn’t quite found her place in the little woodland town she calls home. You have been helping the Town Guardian prepare for their journey into the daunting Deep Woods so that they can try secure food for the upcoming winter. In their absence you’re tasked with making sure that the townsfolk don’t get up to too much mischief, at least until the Town Guardian gets back. But the Baker is going to want fruit for her pies, the Sproutlings are full of energy, they’re bound to get into trouble (they always do!), and who knows what the Inventor is up to…
Another unique aspect of Tala is how the dialog works. As you interact with other characters in the world, they’ll speak to you, not in words, but in thought bubbles. This gives players context into what’s going on in the world and what goals they need to accomplish. Tala will feature environmental puzzles as well as traditional point and click style puzzles where players will collect items to use on other things around the world.
Tala has already started its Kickstarter campaign and it will run until Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. A supplemental game is available to try out here. If successful, Tala should hopefully be released in early 2019.