In Tiwanaku, players lead their tribe into unknown territory in search of new lands to cultivate, trying to explore regions and draw outlines to develop cultures according to the customs and legacies of Pachamama. They must honor the deity by respecting the principles of diversity and complementarity and seek harmony rather than conflict with nature.
The protagonist in the game only spends the summer holiday on the farm with their grandparents, i.e. this time is framed as an ‘interlude’ (rather than an alternative way of life) that should be savoured as much as possible Ties in with the genre of slice-of-life popularized e.g. in anime series; the references to anime