Alba: A Wildlife Adventure was initially announced by developer and publisher Ustwo Games last July, with the reveal stating that the game will be made available on PC, consoles, and iOS devices.
Now, the charming and relaxing title finally has an official release date of December 11, but it appears that this will only apply to PC and iOS users. It is definitely not as hyped as other trending yet unreleased games right now, but its gameplay feels like such a breath of fresh air that this fact alone is enough to make us want to play it right this second.
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure conveys the message that anyone, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel, can make a difference in the world. The game follows the adventures of Alba, who is a little girl visiting her grandparents in the Mediterranean.
Just as Alba, along with Ines, plans to set out on an adventure to explore the island, she begins to notice that something is very off. Alba soon realizes that she has a keen sense for animals in danger, so she decides to save and/or help them as best as she can.
As Alba continues exploring the island, she becomes more and more aware of just how dirty the island is — what was supposed to be a beautiful place was unfortunately covered in litter. Given the fact that Alba has a heart of gold, she also does everything she can to clean and pick up garbage.
There’s a lot of things to do in Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, especially since there are so many places you can explore, from beaches and lakes to even an ancient castle. Alba won’t be saving the island on her own, though; her grandfather, who happens to love birds of all kinds, will be taking part in this crucial mission as well.
Together, they form an organization called “AIWRL,” which consists of individuals who also want to help the island. That being said, forming a group isn’t enough — Alba has to make an effort to recruit those who are willing to become volunteers.
Fortunately, the island is full of villagers who are more than willing to help but they just need a little push. As such, Alba has to help them with a couple of tasks first before they agree to help out. It’s a win-win situation, really.
The island has all kinds of wildlife creatures for Alba to encounter as well. Those who want to discover every possible species in the game will have to explore every nook and cranny of the game.
What makes Alba: A Wildlife Adventure truly great is the fact that it doesn’t have any kind of time limit that will pressure you to do tasks within a certain time period. In fact, the game’s official website even describes it as a “chillectathon,” as you can explore the island at your own pace.
If that’s not convincing enough, Alba has a mobile device that she can use to take photos of the different animals. Put your photography to the test with Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, as you make an effort to save your grandparent’s precious little island.
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure will be available on PC and mobile this December 11, although it will only be specifically released on the iOS Apple Arcade.