A new 3D hand-painted adventure named POKU, from indie studios Kalopsia Games and Renopy Games, should provide a breath of fresh air in more ways than one when it's released late next year.
POKU is set on Paloma, a "floating island populated by bizarre people who adore the wind and consider it godlike." Players control a clever girl named Aria, who discovers a mysterious egg in the forest one day in an encounter that will "change her – and the entire floating island – forever."
While POKU make look like a 2D adventure at first glance due to its distinctive painterly style, it is actually in full 3D, as seen in the game's first teaser. In fact, it is "exactly this 2D-3D contrast that some puzzles of the game will be based on, playing with camera position and perspective." A third-person game, the current plan is to make POKU a point-and-click adventure, though as the developers are considering console releases along with PC, they are exploring direct control options as well.
Production on POKU is still in the relatively early stages, but if it's expected we'll see it completed sometime in 2016. In the meantime, you can follow the game's progress through its official website.