Help a young girl save an island paradise in Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

Ustwo's surreal 2014 puzzle game Monument Valley is one of my very favorite mobile games. Unfortunately, it's only a mobile game, so it's not something we talk about much here at PC Gamer. But today, developer Ustwo Games unveiled its next project, a journey to a Mediterranean island paradise called Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, and we will be talking about that because it's coming our way sometime this winter.

The teaser doesn't say too much about the game, and to be frank neither does the Steam page: A girl named Alba visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island with her friend Ines, but when she comes across an animal in danger, she decides that it's time to take action. The teaser suggests that something more deep-rooted than a single animal rescue is going on here, as Alba is apparently seeking help for an "island clean-up initiative." The island itself looks like a pretty big place, too—in videogame terms, at least.

This won't be Ustwo's first foray onto PC: Assemble With Care, a nostalgic puzzle game about helping people by fixing their stuff, launched on Steam earlier this year. But as difficult as it is to tell from such a brief teaser and description, I get the sense that Alba will be bigger and more ambitious—or maybe just not quite so mobile-focused. Whatever the case, I'm looking forward to find out more, although it'll be awhile yet. The Steam page says Alba: A Wildlife Adventure will be out sometime this winter.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.