Upper One Games, a studio composed of Alaskan natives, has announced their first video game: Never Alone or “Kisima Ingitchuna” in the indigenous Alaskan language, Iñupiaq.
„Welcome to the top of the world,
Where nature challenges life in the extreme. Where death lies waiting in the cold. Where you must explore the fantastical world of Iñupiaq stories to help a young girl save her people from an endless blizzard.”
In this puzzle-platform game the players will take the role of a young Iñupiaq girl called Nuna, and her Arctic fox companion. The game brings together a beautiful experience with stories, characters and traditional Alaskan folklore, that have been handed down for thousands of years.
The gameplay of Never Alone will centre on switching between Nuna and her fox to complete puzzles, and will include a co-op mode in which each player controls a character. The game will have eight chapters, with Native folklore characters (such as Manslayer, Blizzard Man, Sky People, the Little People and the Rolling Heads), and environments that include ice floes, Arctic tundra, ice caves, boreal forests or cliff-built coastal villages
Never Alone is scheduled to launch as a downloadable title for Xbox One, PS4 and PC in autumn 2014 for $14.99.
Check out the trailer below. And tell me, are you looking forward to play this indie game?
Official website: NeverAlone.com