Introducing the A.N.T. - Ant Network Tunnels.
A lot of adventure games are made up for bespoke areas connected via a world map - Tala isn't like that - its world is interconnected so you can walk everywhere. But sometimes you need to get across town quickly, and for that you can use the A.N.T. system. Scattered around the world are A.N.T. stations that use the underground ant tunnels to quickly move from place to place - all with the help of the ants. There's going to be a station in the middle of town - and then ones near all of the major landmarks!
The animation is pretty placeholdery right now, but the systems are working! I created this system because it can be frustating having to walk across a lot of screens just to achieve a single goal or two, only to have to turn back and retrace your steps. This little living public transportation system is my way of making sure that I can respect the time of people if they don't want to have to walk everywhere. I also knew that I wanted to have ant tunnels in the game in some aspect - it seems like a waste not to!