Hello everyone! We at Something We Made and the rest of the development team are beyond excited to release our small adventure game Toem on PS5 September 17! It’s a game where you chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape.
To think that our little game has made it onto a next-gen console on launch is really something. If we’d known back when we first started in 2018 that our initial prototype would shape out to be the game it is today, we would not believe it.
Do you remember the first time you visited a new city? Being in awe of the architecture, the excitement of not knowing what lies around the corner, and all the happy memories you form along the way? Those are feelings that fuel Toem.
The game has had a long and interesting development cycle, all from changing genre to completely overhauling the game from scratch! It took a lot of us tinkering to realise the actual design of the game. That very first idea for what would become Toem started with a simple drawing, and even though a lot has changed, we think the spirit from that first sketch can still be found in the final game.
Toem is heavily inspired by Scandinavia, taking the bus to small towns and big cities, seeing the folks that live there and visiting the different tourist sights! We really want to emphasize the journey the player makes through the world of Toem, and what could possibly make this journey a little bit more memorable? A camera of course!
As you help out nice strangers you are granted stamps, these stamps are a neat sign of gratitude, and with enough stamps you can exchange them for a free bus pass to travel to your next destination. Your ultimate goal? Experience and take a photo of the magical, natural phenomenon known as Toem!
In the end, our hope is that you feel content and at peace while playing our game. We can’t wait to see the pictures you take along your journey. Send them to us on social media!