Night mode

Kôna: Day One to Emerge in January 2016

Kôna: Day One to Emerge in January 2016

Kôna: Day One to Emerge in January 2016

This episodic, narrative-driven, Kickstarter-funded tale from indie developer Parabole will have you, as a private detective, investigating a mystery in rural Northern Canada during the winter of 1970


Written by on

Developed by


Kôna Trailer, Dev Video, Screens, Info – December 2, 2014

Kôna combines the atmosphere and immersion of a modern survival title with the deep storytelling and puzzle-solving aspects of a traditional adventure game. Indie developer Parabole is looking to blur the lines that define today’s genres by blending/wrapping various gameplay mechanics around its scenario.

Step into the shoes of Carl Faubert, a war veteran turned private eye who must travel to Atamipek Lake in Northern Canada to solve what first appears to be a simple yet lucrative case. You’ve been hired by wealthy copper mine magnate/industrialist W. Hamilton to investigate vandalization and theft at his summer residence and hunting manor, claiming the Cree community is responsible.

There is no love lost between the Cree and Hamilton, however. They accuse him of destroying sacred lands solely for profit.

You’ll be exploring a vast, frigid Northern environment and battling the elements to survive. (Note: Through power of suggestion, this might help those of us being robbed of this year’s Winter by El Niño [raises hand].)

Further, Kôna will fully support Oculus Rift, which could make the game feel even colder. Have a look at a video entitled Lost in the Snow that was made using Oculus Rift DK2:

Parabole will be releasing Kôna in four episodes for PC/Windows, Mac and Linux. One-to-two hours of play will be offered by each. The first episode, Kôna: Day One, is set to arrive this January.

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

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.