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Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

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Never Alone is set in Alaska and is meant to faithfully represent the folklore of a local indigenous ethnic group, the Inupiat. Kisima Initchua means "I am not alone" in Inupiat, and the name describes the gameplay perfectly. The player always controls two characters, switching between them when needed: Nuna, a small Inupiat girl, and her pet polar fox. Characters have different abilities: Nina can use tools, while her fox can jump, run and climb way swifter than the girl. In the co-op mode, each player controls one of the characters.
The plot is narrated like a traditional oral tale in Inupiat language with English subtitles. On a quest to save an Inupiat village from the magic blizzard, Nuna and her fox will travel through the snowy Arctic tundra and frozen icefields, occasionally diving under the ice. They will have to evade a variety of enemies, such as white bears. As they complete levels, new video and audio clips are unlocked, providing you and Nuna with knowledge of Inupiat culture. The game was approved by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and about 40 Inupiat community members provided the developers with the insight of their folklore to keep the game authentic.

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 series
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op. Gamepads may require third party driver.
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.10.2 (Yosemite) or newer
  • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op. Gamepads may require third party driver.

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 240 GT or Radeon HD 6570
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7790
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or equivalent recommended

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or later (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 440 GT (1GB) or Radeon HD 6570 (2 GB)
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op. 64-bit version of Linux is required to play.
Recommended:
  • OS: Current version of SteamOS
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7790
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or equivalent recommended
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        The Game is already a whole While out, but I have only now managed to finish it. Shame on me, it's totally awesome. : 3 A great Story, not for a particularly long time, about a Girl and her Fox Friend who want to find the Origin of a very strong Snowstorm together. Between in there are a few Opponents to conquer, but no longer run like a bit and throw the Bola. The DLC also contains a small Story or adventure that is definitely worth it once you finish the Game. What I really liked about this Game, though, is the Cultural Views. One finds owls again and again in the Chapters, which then shines out small Short Stories about the Iñupiat in Alaska and their Traditions. Really very well done. Definitely recommended. : 3
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        Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is a Game about Inuit Culture. It's a fictional Story that underlies the Game, but it's not a hair-pulled by the Developer, but handed down by the Inuit and easily modified. The Basic Theme of the Game is the Search for the Cause Of the Blizzard, which includes the Girl's Village and threatens to starve. The Hunters of the Village have not seen any Ferries in the Snow for a long time and so the little Protagonist sets out on the Journey to save the Village. At her Side is a Fox, which can be selected without Interruption in the Course of the Game and controlled instead of the Protagonist. The Fox also offers the Possibility for a 2nd Player to participate in the Game via Split Screen. I don't want to take much of the Story away, but having seen the End of the Game, I can say it was a Story that deserves to be captured and that is also suitable for Children. Overall, the Game also conveys a lot of Background Knowledge through the 24 interspersed and optional Short films about The Culture and Life of the Inuit. The Shortfilms in Single-player length also make a significant contribution to the fact that you can find yourself in the Game. The Feeling of Play is a very pleasant one. The End of the Game is never rushed, the Memory Points are set fairly and the little Puzzles don't overwhelm anyone. The Game is Accompanied by a subtle Soundtrack and an Inuit narrator who accompanies the Game on the Language of the Inuit. Graphically, you notice to the Game that it's a niche Title, here you don't expect high-resolution, realistic Ground Textures, but you don't need them and you don't miss at any Second of the Game either. The Game appeals To me with its Optics, the Backgrounds of the 2-D Jump and Run look lively, the Protagonist and the Fox are wonderfully animated and also overall the Game can convince with its childlike Touch. At Game time: At just under 4 Hours, this is very tight, but the Game knows how to entertain in the short Season and give you a lot with you. I bought the Game in a Sale for ~ 5€, had it on my Wish List for a long time before and was always too stingy to pay the Full Price. In Conclusion, I would also have liked to have paid the Full Price For this Game, as it is important to support Game developers like this, so that they can continue to develop Gems, as "Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)" is one in the Future.
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