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This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the development of the game. Play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard which threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.
Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend or family member as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater ice caverns, and face numerous enemies both strange and familiar in the journey to save the girl’s village.
The characters and environments in Never Alone have been inspired by traditional Alaska Native art – painting, drawing, sculpture, clothing, masks, scrimshaw – and honed through collaboration with Alaska Native elders and artists. This ensures that the look and feel of the game stay faithful to the traditional styles and provide a unique and inspirational visual presentation for Never Alone.
In this atmospheric puzzle platformer, you will explore awe-inspiring environments, perform heroic deeds, and meet legendary characters from Iñupiaq stories — all narrated by a master storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language.