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Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly, narrative-driven interactive tale you won't soon forget. "Parabole has created a stunning game of duality, effortlessly blending survivalism with detective work and well-researched history with dying folklore." - Stephen Turner, Destructoid "It’s tremendous at creating its distinct atmosphere and then drawing you deeper in. It’s witty, spooky, and achieves an ideal sense of urgency. Weird, clamant and intriguing, this is well worth a look." - John Walker, Rock, Paper, ShotgunSettingOctober 1970. W. Hamilton, a rich industrialist who owns a hunting manor in Northern Canada, reports several cases of vandalism perpetrated against his property. Unable to find out who dared to commit these acts, Hamilton calls Carl Faubert, a renowned private detective to handle the affair. In Kona, Carl becomes trapped up in the deep north, engulfed in an unexpected snowstorm, and is unable to find his client —or any other living inhabitant for that matter. The player incarnated detective Faubert, who must shed light on the mysterious events befalling the area.Key Features Step into a surreal interactive tale of mystery and investigate the perplexing quietness in the entire town Explore a vast, frigid Northern environment and battle the elements to survive Enjoy the atmospheric soundtrack featuring music by Quebec folk band CuréLabel Experience the tale through the omniscient, third-person storyteller Go back in time with a vintage look and feel reminiscent of 1970s rural communities
Metacritic rating
73
Release date
Mar 16, 2017
Developer
Deep Silver
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Parabole
Publisher
Koch Media, Parabole, Ravenscourt, Deep Silver*
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.konagame.com
System requirements for macOS
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS 10.8+
  • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+ (2013 and newer)
  • Memory: 5 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5000+ with at least 1.5 GRAM
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: We officially support 2013 Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro and newer models.
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OS 10.8+
  • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+ (2014 and newer)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA or ATI dedicated card
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: We recommend playing on 2014 Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro and newer models
System requirements for PC
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon 6850 / Intel HD 5000+
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 and up
  • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
System requirements for Linux
Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ 64-bit, SteamOS+
  • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon 6850 / Intel HD 5000+
  • Additional Notes: Other Linux distro should work but haven't been tested.
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ 64-bit, SteamOS+
  • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon 7850
  • Additional Notes: Other Linux distro should work but haven't been tested
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Review for review in english scroll down//ICEWATCH THROUGH THE WOODS I played through the Game after full release on a long Weekend and can only recommend it. It joins my Collection of games a la "Firewatch" and "Through the Woods" with a Touch of "Kholat" (which I never finished playing, though), with Kona in my Eyes being more technically mature and better than "Through the Woods." What is Kona? -Bissel Simulation, bit Adventure/puzzles, bit mystery, bit Horror, bit survival and of course also a little Walking Simulator, although This is rather inappropriate as you are cruising around a lot in an old Pickup, among other things. Driving is Fun and contributes a lot to the Atmosphere: The Visibility is limited, you have no Idea where You have to go and at Night you have to get out to look at the Map in The Spotlight-but it is not exactly harmless outside. What cracks in the Undergrowth? Friend or Foe-or are it just Your own Steps creaking in the Snow or a life-saving Fire ... apropos Fire: Have I taken the Wood Shaft with Me or do I freeze when I reach the next Oven? Thank God My own Footprints help to find the Way back ... Or do I prefer to follow the Wolf Tracks? ;-) I don't say Anything about the Mystery content as I don't want to spoil. Only so much: Sometimes a Polaroid shows more than the naked Eye can see. I could have spent days exploring the Area. Unfortunately, here, too, is the only Harken for me at the Game: The abrupt, somewhat forced Ending. That certainly had its Reasons. I read that there are 3 more games that are set in the Kona universe and I'm very excited about it. Verdict: 9.5/10 Points-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I've played the game after the full release on a long weekend and can only recommend it. It's like "firewatch" and " Through the woods "with a touch of" Kholat "(which I've never finished playing). Kona in my eyes is technically more sophisticated and better than "Through the Woods." What is Kona? -bit of simulation, bit of adventure/mystery, bit mystery, bit horror, bit survival and, of course, a little walking simulator, although you drive around in an old pickup. Driving is fun and contributes much to the mood: The visibility is limited, you have no idea where you have to go and at night you have to get off to look at the map in the spotlight-but it is not dangerous. What there cracking in the undergrowth? Friend or foe-or are it just your own steps that creak in the snow or a life-retarding fire ... apropos fire: Have I taken the wood or am I frozen before I reach the next stove? Thank God my own footsteps help to find the way back ... or will I follow the wolf tracks? ;-) I do not say anything about the mystery, because I do not want to spoil. Only so much: Sometimes a polaroid shows more than the naked eye can see. I could have explored the area for days. Unfortunately, here is the only rake for me in the game: The abrupt, forced somewhat somewhat. This certainly had its reasons. I read that there are still 3 more games that are located in the Kona Universe and I am very excited. Conclusion: 9.5/10 points
Коротко: скучно, очень мало контента, плохо написанный сюжет и диалоги.

По жанру это детектив от первого лица, с подобием системы выживания, которая тут совсем неуместна и не работает как следует. Главный герой получает визуальные глюки от холода и больше ничего. Собирать вещи необходимо только для решения задач, таких как снять замок с двери или отремонтировать провод генератора, потребляемые предметы вообще можно не использовать. В игре все надписи выполнены на французском, на нём же разговаривает единственный не игровой персонаж. Одна из главных проблем игры - локализация, на русский не удосужились перевести даже субтитры, хотя можно выбрать английский, французский, испанский, итальянский, немецкий и даже китайский, вероятнее всего тут дело в политике самих разработчиков и издателей. Визуальное сопровождение сделано хорошо, чем-то напоминает The Long Dark.

По ходу игры мы разгадываем убийство и другие странные события в местной деревне и поначалу всё выглядит как вмешательство потусторонних сил, но в итоге всё скатывается к байкам про Вендиго(это что-то типа нашей Бабы-Яги у индейцев). В игре отсутствуют указатели, надо всё самому находить, есть только карта. С самого начала решил пойти исследовать окрестности, обшарив примерно 8 домов, нашёл 4 истории, потом поехал на север, встретил главного злодея, убежал от него и игра закончилась даже не успев начаться. Сами истории были не очень интересными. Диалоги диктора, похоже, писал какой-то подросток - они слишком поверхностные, часто повторяют одно и то же и перенасыщены ненавистью ко всему, что не нравится авторам игры. В игре я нашёл домик какого-то пьяницы, который гнал самогон, у него была листовка с лозунгами коммунистов, так глав. герой начал его сразу звать свиньёй и всё в домике называть свинским.
В какой-то момент в игре наступила ночь и играть стало очень не комфортно, а т.к. в игре отсутствует механика сна и отдыха, то пришлось с этим идти до самого конца(который наступил через 30 минут).

Никому не рекомендую покупать её, только если по очень большой скидке или вы из французской части Канады.

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