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  • Summary: Developed in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is an atmospheric puzzle platformer that explores the harsh and dynamic world of Alaska Native stories. Delve deeply into the traditional lore of the Inupiat people of the Arctic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Dec 10, 2014
    90
    Never Alone is a glimpse into the real lives of Alaska Natives, and it's a peek at a different kind of fairy tale.
  2. Dec 18, 2014
    84
    Half-platform, half-documentary Never Alone uses videogames as an expressive medium to get us in touch with a civilization that has been dealing with nature's hardships for centuries. If you choose to ignore its short duration, you will find that you will learn a valuable lesson or two from its simple yet effective storytelling.
  3. Dec 3, 2014
    80
    Never Alone is quite a short game, but its charm, coupled with the opportunity to explore a culture you might not know much about, makes it utterly captivating.
  4. Nov 30, 2014
    72
    A jump and run with puzzles. Average gameplay, but great story and atmosphere.
  5. Dec 21, 2014
    70
    A nice and interesting experiment, even though it's a bit expensive.
  6. Nov 20, 2014
    70
    With a game like Never Alone, the grade system has its limits. Anyone who will be transported by this timeless story, escaped from a storybook, will probably forgive the various gameplay issues... the others probably won't.
  7. Nov 20, 2014
    40
    Frequent and infrequent players alike should avoid it, for no amount of narrative sincerity makes up for this exercise in mechanical frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jan 1, 2015
    8
    It's a cute little puzzle solving platformer. It's pretty simple game play and has a few bugs but it is a great game to pick up for your kid.It's a cute little puzzle solving platformer. It's pretty simple game play and has a few bugs but it is a great game to pick up for your kid. The characters are cute and the game has little videos educating about the culture. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2014
    8
    Great way of telling a unique story and give information about a culture. While the gameplay is a bit of standard, the way of givingGreat way of telling a unique story and give information about a culture. While the gameplay is a bit of standard, the way of giving information is wonderful. Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2014
    8
    I'm responsible for a poor review written previously, that I would like to take back. There were some glitches in the game that I saw as beingI'm responsible for a poor review written previously, that I would like to take back. There were some glitches in the game that I saw as being major pitfalls, but they were not impossible to get past, merely frustrating. I just beat the game and have since changed my opinion. It's not "unplayable", as I had previously written, my completed play through was proof of that. The main difficulties are not from actual game difficulty level, but slow game response which causes deaths in quick scenes and sometimes the AI will run directly to their death. But aside from that, the game IS playable and very captivating. The characters are lovable and the art style is amazing. The story was also worth playing through. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2015
    6
    Interesting story and nice graphics, but that's all there is to it. The puzzles are too easy and the whole game is just a walk in the park. InInteresting story and nice graphics, but that's all there is to it. The puzzles are too easy and the whole game is just a walk in the park. In fact, the only think difficult about are the controls which respond slowly and sometimes do not react at all. For a game that requires some really precise jumps, this is a major drawback. I mostly played the co-op mode and often the game wouldn't pick up which player used keyboard vs controller the next time it is started. Sometimes I had to close and restart the game 4-5 times until the right order of plugging in the controller and pressing in-game buttons would work. One of the rare games that made me rage quit 3-4 times. And I finally gave up. Expand
  5. Jun 19, 2016
    6
    Not good still not bad either.

    Mechanics are interesting, concept and story are inspired and enjoyable but there are two strong flaws in my
    Not good still not bad either.

    Mechanics are interesting, concept and story are inspired and enjoyable but there are two strong flaws in my opinion: graphics, which are ok but devs could have done much better with very little effort and the difficulty of the game.
    About this last one, if you make a game entirely story-driven everyone should be able to appreciate the story, even people that just like to relax and watch/listen while moving their characters on the screen. Towards the end I died 3,4 even five time per "puzzle" disrupting completely the flow of the plot.
    So, well, the game was too hard for a game with this concept; I don't know if it was done to reach the 3h average gameplay time or what (the game lasts from little less than 2h to little more than 3h total), but that in my opinion was a huge mistake, mostly because, again, it disrupted the pace of the story-telling.

    In the end the game is still nice and aside from the difficulty, everything else is very interesting, especially the (huge) section of cultural descriptions and insights.
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  6. Mar 1, 2016
    3
    Beautiful graphics and documents about "snow life". That's about all the positive things. Horrible camera, stupid control, bugs with jumps orBeautiful graphics and documents about "snow life". That's about all the positive things. Horrible camera, stupid control, bugs with jumps or jump in texture. I don´t recommend. One error (walking tree) in the penultimate section doesn´t allow me to finish this "game". Very nice. Thx. Expand
  7. Jan 9, 2015
    2
    This "game" could possibly be better if it was just a movie or an animation. The only challenge in this game is poor controls and unintuitiveThis "game" could possibly be better if it was just a movie or an animation. The only challenge in this game is poor controls and unintuitive puzzles, which often make no sense. The 2 points are only for pretty visauls and movie clips, which are somewhat interesting. Other than that the game itself is zero. Expand

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