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Shackstream: Indie-licious bends the world through the magic of maps in Carto

Indie-licious never has trouble finding its way to good games, and today we'll be charting a fresh course for the map puzzling adventure game, Carto!


There’s something fantastic about the design and conveyance of information in maps. Every map you’ve ever seen in a video game was painstakingly crafted to let you know where to go or help you discover it for yourself. In today’s Indie-licious, we celebrate and engage in the beauty and fun of a good map with Carto!

Carto comes to us from developer Sunhead Games and publisher Humble Games. Having launched on October 27, 2020, it’s available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and on PC through Steam and the Humble Store. Carto tells the story of a young girl who was separated from her Granny during an intense storm. With magical powers of cartography that allow the girl to map the world and also move and shift it to her will, Carto sets off to find her family and help others that are also lost along the way in a puzzle-heavy mapping adventure.

You can see us unravel Carto on Indie-licious, where every Monday at 1:30 p.m. PT / 4:30 p.m. ET on the Shacknews Twitch channel, we look at the latest and most interesting indie games. You can also catch the stream live below.

As always, we’d like to thank everyone who tunes into Indie-licious each week. Your engagement and support make these projects all the more fun and continually possible. If you want to keep the fun going, be sure to follow the Shacknews Twitch channel or even subscribe if you’re feeling particularly generous. Also, don’t forget that if you happen to have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can link it with your Twitch account to get a free subscription each month through Prime Gaming. If you have that free subscription sitting around and collecting dust, we’d be happy to take it off your hands.

The wilds demand a good map to help us get by, and Indie-licious is more than happy to oblige. Tune in and check out Carto as we go live soon!

Senior News Editor

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.

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