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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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E3 2014: Never Alone Trailer
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: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  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. 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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  4. 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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  5. Mar 14, 2017
    5
    Un documental camuflado de juego, él cual nos intenta acercar la cultura Iñupiat, un pueblo de alaska.

    La parte jugarle es al estilo
    Un documental camuflado de juego, él cual nos intenta acercar la cultura Iñupiat, un pueblo de alaska.

    La parte jugarle es al estilo plataformas, donde manejaremos dos personajes, uno controlado por nosotros mismos y otro por la IA/un amigo (modo cooperativo). Está cumple sin llegar a destacar.

    La duración es corta si la comparamos con otros juegos (casi 3 horas), pero sabiendo lo que quiere contarnos y las características jugarles, es más que suficiente.

    Quizá un punto bastante malo, y que a mi personalmente me ha molestado, son los bugs, y más según te vas acercando al final que se vuelven mas constantes y molestos. Me he llegado a encontrar con uno que solo se solucionaba saliendo y entrando al juego de nuevo.

    El juego es curioso, bonito (sin llegar a destacar) y jugablemente del montón, pero nos enseña un poco de una de las ultimas culturas que viven en armonía con la naturaleza. Sin duda es una experiencia cuando menos curiosa y por el camino aprendes algo.
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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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