Posts Tagged ‘Upper One Games’

Who Ordered The Charming Never Alone Launch Trailer?

By Philippa Warr on November 14th, 2014.

Emotions detected - CAUTION! CAUTION!

Next week is the launch of Never Alone, the platform-based tale of a young Iñupiaq girl and her little Arctic fox companion and as such Upper One Games has created a new trailer upon which you may feast your ravenous eyeballs.

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You’ll Be Never Alone From November 4th

By Ben Barrett on August 14th, 2014.

Stunningly beautiful, culturally educational puzzle-platformer Never Alone has all of RPSdom excited to experience the tales of Alaska Native people the Iñupiaq. The only question left was when we’d get our mitten’d hands on its co-op action. November 4th, comes the cry from behind that glacier, on Steam, it continues, causing an avalanche. There’s also a gorgeous new trailer, with one of the developers explaining how important he feels the game is for the future of these stories.

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Pass It On: Never Alone’s Cultural History

By Alice O'Connor on August 5th, 2014.

Hey buddy!

I was pretty excited about getting to discover the folklore of the Iñupiat people from coldest Alaska in Never Alone, tales and fables with such heavy metal names as Manslayer and the Rolling Heads. But the puzzle-platformer’s important for their own culture too, an elder explains in a new video. It’ll help them relate their tales and ideals to that most stubborn and aloof of beings: the Young Person.

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Never Alone, A Platformer Telling Native Alaskan Folklore

By Alice O'Connor on May 8th, 2014.

It looks... friendly?

One of the many wonderful things about games is that they can be a fine way to tell stories we don’t often hear, bringing them to new audiences and drawing people into the tale. A puzzle-platformer with co-op and a pretty art style is interesting enough in itself, but Never Alone is also being used to transmit culture and folklore of the Iñupiaq and other Alaska Native people. A new trailer gives a peek at the sorts of beasties it’ll introduce to us.

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