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Posts tagged “Never Alone”

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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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…

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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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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…

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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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