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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.
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 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Apr 9, 2015
    7
    Bugs,Poor Controls makes it difficult to play & proceed -1
    otherwise an easy game
    Great Platformer +1 game is good I finished it anyway
    Bugs,Poor Controls makes it difficult to play & proceed -1
    otherwise an easy game
    Great Platformer +1
    game is good I finished it anyway
    Narration -1
    Story +1

    7/10
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  5. Nov 19, 2014
    6
    Interessant und sehr schön anzusehen aber einige Spielmechaniken sind einfach unbequem und frustierend, was mir komplett den Spaß am SpielInteressant und sehr schön anzusehen aber einige Spielmechaniken sind einfach unbequem und frustierend, was mir komplett den Spaß am Spiel genommen hat.
    Kann mir außerdem nicht wirklich vorstellen wie das Spiel im Singleplayer ordentlich spielbar sein soll.
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  6. 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
  7. Dec 9, 2014
    2
    Adorable main characters and political correctness cannot hide the fact that this is a very poor game. All you do is jump, skid, and hop. ThenAdorable main characters and political correctness cannot hide the fact that this is a very poor game. All you do is jump, skid, and hop. Then you are rewarded by a short native lore. That's it, that's the only connect between native culture and this game. I was attracted by the two main characters but they are the only thing appealing in this game. That isn't good enough. Don't play this. Expand