Review: Two Falls: Nishu Takuatshina explained to parents (Preview)

What parents need to know

Two Falls: Nishu Takuatshina is a Quebec indie game to be released in the fall of 2023.

In this highly narrative game, you play as two characters exploring seventeenth-century Canadian forests. The two characters are Jeanne, a French King’s Daughter whose boat is wrecked and who must survive in the wild, and Maikan, an Innu hunter who lives on the other side of the river and wonders about disturbances in his native forest. The game then invites you to discover the two points of view of the same story, to become familiar with the realities of these characters whose perceptions and cultures are very different. The artistic and sound directions are also distinct between the story of Maikan and Jeanne.

Two Falls: Nishu Takuatshina offers a fairly linear narrative, but the player’s decisions have an impact on the environment, including through the reactions of non-player characters. The characters explore a 3D environment and emphasis is placed on their perception of the events revealed by the story. The lack of combat mechanics is a decision of the production team to support the very narrative and exploratory aspect.

This game was created in Quebec in collaboration with First Nations people in order to offer them a respectful and authentic representation. It won several Canadian awards for indie games in 2022 and is awaiting evaluation as to the recommended age. The game is currently available on PC only, but the developers are working to make it available on Xbox Series and PS5 as well.

Image credit: official promotional image of the game


Release date:
Developer: Unreliable Narrators
Publisher: Unreliable Narrators
Available on: Steam PC
Available format: Digital
Game genre: Narrative, adventure, simulation, solo
Themes covered: history, First Nations, forest, storytelling
Text languages: English, French,
Voice languages: English, French,

Number of local players: 1

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+

The developers have specified that there will be no sexual or suggestive content.

The game aims to represent the perspectives of a King’s Daughter and an Innu who face events related to the arrival of the French in New France. This allows players to become familiar with the historical period of the seventeenth century, with the challenges faced by both characters and with concepts belonging to the First Nations.

Online Game Modes

There is no online game mode, as it is a single-player game.