Ustwo, developer of the popular puzzle game, Monument Valley, has announced its newest release. Alba: a Wildlife Adventure is inspired by ustwo’s ‘love of nature’ as a development team, and centres around the idea that together ‘we can make a difference’. We don’t know much about the game yet, but we got to watch a trailer for Alba from which we gleaned a few choice details.
Alba: a Wildlife Adventure seems to centre around conservation work on an island – presumably Alba – as two young girls work to save the oceanic wilderness. Alba’s art style is also somewhat reminiscent of Firewatch, and the Outer Wilds, with that same American national park vibe. It’s fair to say, then, that Alba is most likely an exploration game, with aspects of discovery, but we’re extremely curious to see how the game’s message of conservation is going to be represented.
Alba is set to release this winter, and is coming to iOS, MacOS, tvOS, PC, and console, so everyone has a nice warm island getaway to retreat to – except for us Android users that is…
Some further details can be picked up in the trailer, which shows a bunch of scattered items, panning out into a panoramic view of the island.
Except for Monument Valley, ustwo are also famous for its sequel, and the recent 80s themed restoration game, Assemble with Care. We’re seriously excited about getting a beautiful island wilderness to explore – it’s about time mobile fielded a rival for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on any further details we get about the game. If you want something relaxed to play in the meantime, perhaps check out our list of the best mobile idle games.