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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: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Nov 20, 2014
    100
    It carries the sensibilities of its inspirations, and it feels and looks just as it should. There's some irritation there, but like the best folk tales, Never Alone is all about sharing the game with someone else.
  2. Dec 19, 2014
    90
    My heart felt good once I completed Never Alone after roughly 3 hours. Despite how straightforward the story is, the larger narrative and the way it ties into generations of storytelling tradition for the Iñupiat people is paramount.
  3. Dec 24, 2014
    88
    It's a dazzling adventure that is not to be missed.
  4. Nov 20, 2014
    78
    Maybe at first sight it could look like Limbo meets Pingu, but Never Alone is something more than just a clone: It's a true experience of feelings, loneliness and cooperation. An ancient tale of a fascinating real culture from Alaska which emphasizes in the uses of their traditions, art and folklore. It is short, easy for the most part; it needs some polish in the AI companion and the playability of one of its characters. But you let yourself go through this game, because this journey of a little girl, an arctic fox and the spirits of nature, is truly mesmerizing.
  5. Nov 30, 2014
    70
    Never Alone offers a very nice story and a superb artistic touch that should please the indie allergic gamers. The only real drawback is that you need to play this game co-op in order to get the most of it, as the solo might be quite tedious sometimes.
  6. Jan 7, 2015
    67
    Never Alone is one of those short, but enjoyable experiences. A recommendable game at the right price, since it's launch price is quite high due to the duration of the game, aiming the at least slightly environmental-concerned gamers who like folklore stories
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    40
    Never Alone is bursting with promise and charm, but is savagely let down by technical flaws and maddening design decisions. Not even the cutest fox in gaming can save it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 47
  2. Negative: 5 out of 47
  1. Apr 13, 2015
    10
    For me, as xwlemi man there is nothing more powerful or beautiful in the world other than my culture. This interactive story is not anFor me, as xwlemi man there is nothing more powerful or beautiful in the world other than my culture. This interactive story is not an expression of my own people. However, it is beautiful thing to see an indigenous story being expressed through this medium in utter perfection and brilliants. The depth and beauty nearly left me in tears of awe, the language was not heard but felt. The spiritual reality of this story somehow managed to transcend the oral tradition into a masterpiece of indigenous wonder. Never Alone, deserves a category of its own for there is nothing like it.. there no other creations to compare it to.
    Granted this game is not for everyone. For those who are not indigenous people the depth, beauty, and brilliants will no doubt escape you. The gameplay is immersive and is a means of sharing a story and a reality, it never fail at this function. I cannot apologies for including such a deep grained bias in this review, for my culture or "bias" is what makes me who I am. "I am because we are, we are because I am." It is a rare thing within any medium for our indigenous culture and worldview to be translated with respect, integrity, and with the same beauty as an elder sharing a story. This comes as close as possible to that translation. Words give this piece of work little justice... I can only compare it to hearing another tribes song.. that song is not your own. But you can feel the spirit that goes into that song, you know it comes from a similar heart and mind, the power and beauty of that song does not escape you. This game is the same way, a song that is not my own..but it comes from a similar heart and mind, and, its power and beauty is felt each and every minute. This review will not make sense to many of you, but if it did this game is worth your time.
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  2. Nov 30, 2014
    9
    Excellent indie game. Very emotional game with good graphics and superb storytelling. There are minor technical issues but i forgot about themExcellent indie game. Very emotional game with good graphics and superb storytelling. There are minor technical issues but i forgot about them soon enough. If you enjoyed valiant hearts you will like this as it has a simelar history telling aspect to it. Very nice . Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2019
    8
    Хорошая короткая игра-платформер про инуитов и песца. Со вставками из истории инуитов. Под конец, правда, скучнее уровни, затянутые.Хорошая короткая игра-платформер про инуитов и песца. Со вставками из истории инуитов. Под конец, правда, скучнее уровни, затянутые.
  4. May 12, 2016
    6
    Como documental funciona bastante bien, pero como plataformas es un poco justito. A pesar de que la idea pionera de mezclar documental conComo documental funciona bastante bien, pero como plataformas es un poco justito. A pesar de que la idea pionera de mezclar documental con videojuego es una buena premisa no creo que este juego la lleve a cabo de manera adecuada. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2016
    6
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.

    Never Alone is
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.

    Never Alone is one of those game that is more concern by its purpose than it is with its gameplay. Then yes you'll learned a lot about an original culture, the game has cute graphics that match its chara design. For an indie game the technical side is pretty good.

    The story without being amazing is, like already said, a true discovery of this people culture with a very nice atmosphere but it will only last about 3 hours which is way too short for the 15€ asked.

    And at least if those 3 hours were intense it would compensate the length but not the puzzles and the platforming is so simple you'll just walk through each level and take the few collectibles scattered across.

    There's not much more to say, it's cute and interesting, but not very interesting and very short. If you want to play it I suggest to wait for a big discount.
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  6. May 11, 2015
    5
    Graphics: 5.5 Sound: 6.5 Gameplay: 6.0 Fun/Story: 5.0

    Repetitiveness, boring and unpolished game. When it starts it carries some good ideas
    Graphics: 5.5 Sound: 6.5 Gameplay: 6.0 Fun/Story: 5.0

    Repetitiveness, boring and unpolished game. When it starts it carries some good ideas and seems it will be a great game but it just doesn´t happened. Lacks a wonderful and variety of art.
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  7. Sep 6, 2015
    2
    That was terrible. No fun, no interesting story, about an hour in game play, terrible ledge mechanics, common glitching, etc. Just a bad game.That was terrible. No fun, no interesting story, about an hour in game play, terrible ledge mechanics, common glitching, etc. Just a bad game. I'm glad it was free or I'd be mad. Expand

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