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The Endless Mission defies exact genre but you can change gravity in it

The Endless Mission is a game that is all games. Or none. It’s going to be annoying to write about, because when we put stuff on the website we have to tick a little box to associate the article with a genre, and the eventual plan for The Endless Mission is: all of them. For now it’s got platformer, RTS, and racer. It’s not that…

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3D game making sandbox The Endless Mission enters open beta next month

Update: E-Line have announced that the beta might not be quite as open as first announced. To quote: "While the team will strive to provide access to as many users as possible on a first-come-first-served basis, upon further inspection it was decided that, given enough demand, it may be necessary to limit the number of users in the initial testing period for technical purposes" Original…

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Blue Planet II inspires undersea explorer Beyond Blue

The beautiful BBC wildlife documentary series Blue Planet II has inspired a new game from E-Line Media, the publishers behind Iñupiaq folklore doc-u-platformer Never Alone. Named Beyond Blue, the collaboration will dive into the ocean on a near-future research and exploration mission. It'll have a documentary side too, with footage from Blue Planet II and chat from real-world ocean researchers. But most importantly, it seems…

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Never Alone creators embark on Endless Mission

The creators of quiet arctic platformer Never Alone have announced their next game, The Endless Mission. It’s a sandbox that lets players “conjure” up games of their own within a larger world, using templates and assets from other built-in games, such as a 3D platformer or real-time strategy. You can then share your creations with other players, or dip into theirs via a central hub.…

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Never Alone ‘Foxtales’ Expansion Coming July 28th

The adorable and culture-packed Never Alone [official site] is to get an expansion named Foxtales, publishers E-Line have announced today. It'll to focus on Nuna and Fox paddling their umiaq (a sealskin canoe) across frozen north-west Alaska now that spring has arrived. They'll also be swimming underneath the ice along with all the platforming above it as they work, based on the trailer below, to save…

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You’ll Be Never Alone From November 4th

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…

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Pass It On: Never Alone’s Cultural History

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…

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Never Alone, A Platformer Telling Native Alaskan Folklore

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…

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