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Video Game / Tunche

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From left to right: Pancho, Qaru, Nayra, and Rumi

Tunche is a hand-drawn Beat 'em Up Hack and Slash game with Rogue Like elements, co-op, and a pinch of shaman witchcraft, developed by LEAP Game Studio and HypeTrain Digital. After a funding campaign on Kickstarter, a free preview titled Tunche: Arena was made available in January 2019, and a Demo of the main game was made available through Steam in 2020. The full game finally released on November 2, 2021.

Choose one of the five heroes (Rumi the Shaman, Qaru the Accursed, Nayra the Warrior, Pancho the Humble, and Hat Kid the Guest), master their skill-sets and ultimate abilities to defeat epic bosses, and unravel the secrets of the mysterious Amazonian jungle!



  • Action Girl: At least three of the five playable characters (Rumi, Nayra, and Hat Kid) are female, and fully capable of fighting the jungle's wild beasts.
  • The Atoner: Qaru's motivation for seeking the Tunche is to ask for forgiveness, and potentially remove the curse he gained from a prior misdeed.
  • Baleful Polymorph: Qaru, who killed a sacred beast, and was cursed to have both his arms transformed into wings.
  • The Chosen One: Rumi, according to her description on the Kickstarter.
    The goddesses of Rumi’s people foresaw a life of greatness for her, so from the moment she was born, she was chosen to become the spiritual leader of their tribe once she came of age. She is determined to reach the heart of the jungle and find Tunche to acquire power and knowledge worthy of a Leader to her tribe.
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  • Gentle Giant: Pancho is the stout village protector whose sole motivation is to help keep people safe.
  • Guest Fighter: Hat Kid, from A Hat in Time, was presented as one of the five main heroes in the second trailer. Notably, while all other characters fit the "Amazon jungle" theme, she's still wearing her purple-and-yellow outfit and top hat.
  • Lady of War: Nayra's been a warrior ever since inheriting her mother's spear, and is seeking the Tunche solely to prove that she's capable of doing so.
  • Stripperific: Nayra wears a bikini top and a loincloth. This is justified as she is a member of a jungle warrior tribe.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: The titular Tunche, "A being of no discernible shape that confronts people with their inner selves, leaving the unworthy to die deep in the jungle".