Toem is an amazing photo adventure game coming from the developers over at Something We Made. The game was released on September 17th, 2021, and I was lucky enough to be given a code so that I could play it and review it for all of you. All I can say is that I absolutely love it! If you enjoy quirky creative games like me today I’ll be your guide. Welcome to the picturesque world of Toem.
The World of Toem
The game is set in a black and white world with an amazing cast of characters. The adventure starts when you’re greeted by your grandmother. You then find out that it’s your turn to go out into the world and discover new things through the lens of your camera. You’re basically having a Kodak moment everywhere you look.
A Photo Adventure
With your camera, you will be able to discover different types of animals by taking their picture and adding it to your photo album. You will also use your camera to solve puzzles helping those around you. Each person you help earns you a stamp and those stamps are needed for bus travel. You’ll be traveling all over the world meeting new interesting people and coming across new amazing sites.
I think one of the coolest things you can do in the game is snap a selfie. I found myself taking selfies with everyone I met. All the characters are so dope-looking. How could I not take pictures with them? You can even change your expression, clothes, and your accessories which obviously means I’ll be creating a new Instagram account after writing this. This game has me living life vicariously through it and life is fabulous!
Last but not least I wanted to touch on the music of the game. It’s really really good! As you travel throughout the game you’ll be introduced to new music in different areas. You can always go back and play this music because they’re saved in your little backpack as cassette tapes! As a lover of music, this got me so hyped! You’re telling me I can pop any song I liked from the game into my cassette player and jam out as I take photos of cool stuff?! LOVE IT~
I genuinely think Toem is a really cool game. The idea behind it and the creative ideas they melded together to create such a chill game is something I truly appreciate. If you’re looking for a new adventure game coming from a group of very creative developers then you should definitely check this one out! Toem is available on Switch, Playstation5, and PC via Steam. I would like to send a massive thank you to Something We Made and PopAgenda for the review code!