Posts Tagged ‘Never Alone’

Even Your Mom

One of the commonly used phrases in tech and games to describe a foolproof ease of use is ‘even your mom’. “So simple even your mom could do it”. That’s where this article starts. ‘Even your mom’ could play this game. But what do we mean by that beyond touch-based or click-only interfaces, and games produced for the often dismissed ‘casual’ market? And, actually, how hard is it to learn to play a game? I decided to run a small experiment: let’s be ambitious, let’s introduce my mother to 6 PC games – and not just ‘easy’ games – a mixed bag of different genres, control systems and approaches. Let’s actually sidestep those assumptions about a huge part of our (Western) world communities, and see what it is for a mother, my mother, to play popular independent PC games.

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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 a mouse from icy doom. It’s based on a folktale called The Two Coastal Brothers, one of many that developers Upper One Games had considered before choosing Kunuuksaayuka for the original game.

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Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 7

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 7 of the sale.

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Hands On: Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

I love what Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is setting out to do. It’s a platform game – very simple, very traditional, presented in a lovely, misty way – about a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox. And at the same time, it’s an attempt to communicate information about the Iñupiaq culture of Alaska. A preview version I’ve had my hands on contains the first three of nine chapters, giving a fair idea of how it all fits together.

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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 how important he feels the game is for the future of these stories.

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