Tchia: A magnificent love letter to New Caledonia on Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch

When you love video games, and especially when you are a gamophile, who is to video games what a movie buff is to cinema, we must be curious and think outside the box.

Released there less than fifteen days on Nintendo Switch, Tchia is definitely a game to discover. Developed by the studio Awacebthe game presents itself as “a love letter to New Caledonia“, a group of islands and archipelagos in the Pacific from which the studio's co-founders and a large part of the development team come.


Kind of “Breath of the Wild“filled with magic and adventure, Tchia is an excellent game that allows us to discover the culture and beauty of New Caledonia through a story told in French and Dréhu (the official languages ​​of New Caledonia) particularly evoking the passage to adulthood.

Extremely well-made and full of unexpected humor, alternating moments of pure poetry with phases of exploration and musical interludes, Tchia is one of those games that you want to support and make known. The title is however not without (small) flaws and approximations but nothing that really spoils the pleasure of discovery…

To find out more, we will have to wait. our full test. In the meantime, find on this page a presentation of the game and a gameplay video.

is available on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. On theeShopthe game is currently at €29.99 (Tchia-2559216.html”>see here). More info on the official website of the game.



Embark on a grand open-world tropical adventure to rescue Tchia’s father from the clutches of Meavora, the archipelago’s infamous tyrant. Climb, glide, swim, and sail across gorgeous islands as you explore a physics-driven sandbox. Face Meavora’s fabric soldiers in open-ended combat that lets your creativity shine. Control any animal or object you come across, make new friends, and play your fully functional ukulele. A poetic coming-of-age story inspired by New Caledonia.


Tchia's gift allows you to take control of any animal or object you find. Use their unique gameplay and skills to travel, solve puzzles, and find secrets. Fly with the birds, explore the ocean with the fish, or dig up treasure with the dogs. Over 30 playable animals and hundreds of items.


Jump and glide across a vast archipelago and use the Trick system to perform stunning stunts and pegs. Freestyle climbing mechanics let you climb anywhere in the world without restrictions, including physics-based trees. Sail your customizable boat across turquoise lagoons and dive near coral reefs and shipwrecks.


Face the Maano: strange enemies made of pieces of wood and fabric. Stay mobile, improvise and use all of Tchia's talents to overcome these intense confrontations. You can also take on the challenge of the mystical totem trials.


With Tchia, embark on a heartfelt adventure and meet a diverse cast of characters inspired by New Caledonian cultures. Your journey will be punctuated by fully animated cutscenes with traditional language voices while an orchestral soundtrack infused with local sounds will create a unique and immersive world.


Whether you strum alone or with NPCs, your fully playable ukulele will be a trusted companion throughout the game. Use it at important story moments during rhythmic passages or play unlockable melodies at any time in the open world to trigger special events and attract animals, make it rain…


Work on the style of Tchia's clothes and boat with hundreds of unlockable cosmetic items ranging from a traditional look to hyperbolic options. Along the way, you can also unlock useful and fun tools like a flashlight, a slingshot, a compass, a camera…


The world of Tchia is inspired by New Caledonia, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, home to Awaceb’s co-founders. The game draws on the rich and varied local landscapes, cultures, music, languages, folklore and traditions to create a fictional world and tell a universal story that everyone can understand and enjoy. Local professionals voice the characters in traditional languages, which are subtitled in many languages ​​including English, French, Russian, Chinese, German and more.

Want to continue relaxing in the Chia Archipelago?

Tchia's free update includes 8 new powers to make your exploration even more fun: acrobat mode, human torch or even super boat! You will also be able to wear new outfits and all accessories will now give you additional benefits, such as an endurance bonus or special abilities.