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Game Developers and Alaska Native Elders Create New Game: “Never Alone”

By: Swampish

"Never Alone"

“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.”

This fall, Upper One Games will release Never Alone, which uses Iñupiat folklore to create an atmospheric and adventurous game of survival.  According to the developers, Never Alone is “the first in a new category of games…which draw fully upon the richness of unique cultures to create complex and fascinating game worlds.”

"Never Alone" 2

We hope that Never Alone is indeed just the first in a new category of games that will tap into the rich stores of various cultures’ folklore and myths to make meaningful, engaging, and interactive experiences in the present.  For as the game trailer states: “What good are old stories…if the wisdom they contain is not shared?”

Read more about Never Alone and watch the game trailer here.

 

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