Sunhead Games, an indie studio founded in 2012 based out of Taipei, has announced a Fall 2020 release window for Carto. The story follows the heroine, also named Carto, as she attempts to find her way home. Carto's major mechanic comes in the form of shifting the map around, using it to change the world around the player. Carto can rotate and move pieces of her map around and use it to solve puzzles and explore. She'll explore different places, including a desert, plains, and a shore as she tries to find her way back home. Carto is also shown meandering through a forest in one gameplay trailer. Screenshots and videos depict friendly sheep, bears, and numerous people for her to befriend and help on her adventure. Carto will uncover numerous secrets as well thanks to her power to warp geography.
The game boasts "lush, hand-drawn visuals and relaxed tunes," a real treat to the eyes and ears. Colors pop, and the characters are quite distinct and lively. According to Sunhead Games, Carto's development began in September 2016 after the release of two mobile titles. The core team is comprised of four people, with a few additional independent contractors. While the studio has yet to announce a firm release date, players can look forward to Carto coming to the Steam store in the coming months. Other titles released by Sunhead Games include mobile games A Ride Into the Mountains and The Swords.
The studio released a brief trailer, which can be found on their YouTube channel. The trailer is also included below, so be sure to check out the gorgeous visuals for yourself. Let us know in the comments below if you plan to help Carto find her way home this fall, and be sure to check back with TechRaptor for any future news about her journey.