Causa Creations
Based in Karlsruhe

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This is the story of the Norwegian explorer Johan Adrian Jacobsen. From 1881 to 1883 he travelled along the northwestern coasts of the Americas. Commissioned by a support comitee, he purchased and catalogued an immense number of artefacts and objects from local tribes for the German Humboldt Foundation. Totem's Sound is based on his personal accounts. Well, almost. Enjoy a day of Johan's journey, featuring great outdoor activities such as canoe races, collecting clams, not getting eaten by a giant grizzley and of course fish oil binge drinking. Get in contact with the local tribes, that are struggling to preserve their ways of life and their cultures in a rapidly changing world.


Totem's Sound was conceived and produced by gold extra with the support of Causa Creations in the framework of the Humboldt Lab Dahlem, a project by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in collaboration with the Foundation Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin. As part of Rehersal Stage 4 - Travelogue Totem's Sound is being shown in the Museum Dahlen from 23.09.2014 to 08.02.2015.


  • Collect 5 different Artifacts
  • A very serious but fun RPG
  • Pixels by Adeline Ducker!
  • Lots of Bears
  • Sound and Music by Karl Zechenter
  • Amazing World to Explore
  • Canoeing, Drinking and Dancing


Trailer / Gameplay YouTube


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Gold Extra
Group goldextra.com.

Humbold Lab Dahlem
Client humboldt-forum.de.

About Causa Creations

Causa Creations is a game design studio run by artists and activists, who seek to create games that might change the world. Let's be that butterfly in the rainforest!

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Totem's Sound Credits

Tilmann Hars
Game Designer

Georg Hobmeier
Conceptionista, Narrative Designer

Adeline Ducker
Artist, Freelancer

Brian Main
Artist, Freelancer

Karl Zechenter

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks