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access_time June 22, 2013 at 6:14 PM in Culture by Charlie Grammer

Alaskan tribe creates video game company

Alaskan tribe creates video game company.

Alaskan tribe creates video game company.

According to a report on USA Today earlier today, members of  the Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska, during the annual Games for Change Festival, announced that they are creating a game company called Upper One Games, LLC.

This company will produce commercial (and educational) titles that will, they hope, “engage young people in fresh, vibrant ways” as they utilize the games to teach about their culture.

The games that Upper One Games, LLC will create will all be based on traditional Alaskan stories, according to O’Neill.

Alan Gershenfeld, a former executive at Activision, believes that the commercial titles will appeal to the players that enjoy such games as Journey, Braid, and Limbo. 

According to the founders, Upper One Games, LLC will be the first indigenous-owned video game company within the United States. For those unaware, the name is a play on what many Alaskans term the rest of the nation, “The lower 48”.

Just how interesting will these stories be in game form?



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