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Trailer Released for Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Trailer Released for Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

Debut title for first U.S.-based indigenous developer Upper One Games


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Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Trailer, Screens, Info – May 12, 2014

The first trailer for Never Alone — also known as Kisima Ingitchuna in Iñupiaq, a language of Alaska Native people in the Arctic — has been released by Upper One Games and publisher E-Line Media.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first in a new category of games: games drawing fully from the richness of unique cultures to create complex and fascinating game worlds.

E-Line Media, a leading publisher of games that engage and empower, has assembled a unique development team that partners Iñupiaq elders and storytellers with game industry veterans.

Gloria O’Neill, president and CEO of Upper One Games and Cook Inlet Tribal Council: “We’re extremely proud and excited to be building a truly unique game. We’d like to think we’re creating one of the most authentic – and fun – games of the year.  Video games are powerful tools for making the history, tradition and culture of indigenous peoples relevant to both the next generation of Native people and the rest of the world.”

Sean Vesce, chief creative officer of E-Line Media: “This is the most personally rewarding project I’ve worked on in twenty years of designing video games. Alaska Native mythology and culture is incredibly rich and translates remarkably well to making an amazingly fun experience for all audiences.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is expected to launch in the Fall of 2014 as a digital download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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