Thursday, 26 February 2015

iPad App: A new game, Never Alone - tribute to heritage and native culture

The Mac version is out today!

I'm all for promoting new ideas. This is a fabulous new company. This game app comes out in the fall. Another new one, Art Alive also sounds exciting. It comes out in the new year.

Colin Campbell writes: A great company:
Inspired by media interest in a game about Alaska Natives, indigenous groups around the world are seeking ways to bring their own cultures to video games.
E-Line Media, Upper One Games and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council are putting the finishing touches to Never Alone, a game that draws heavily on the Inupiat culture of rural Alaska. Following heavy publicity for the game, including NPR and the Los Angeles Times, other groups that represent indigenous communities are looking to tell their stories through games.
"Our stories tell us how our world is ordered and our place in it, but what good are old stories if the wisdom they contain is not shared?"

Never Alone - Game Trailer from Never Alone on Vimeo.
Players will control young female protagonist Nuna and her arctic fox as they try to rescue her homeland from an endless blizzard. Upper One calls itself the first indigenous-owned video game developer and publisher in the U.S. and Never Alone's inspiration comes from the centuries-old stories and folklore of the IƱupiat people native to the region. Priced at $15, it comes out this fall for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. More here
This is a company with heart:
Pangnirtung gaming firm Pinnguaq has announced the creation of a scholarship in support of Nunavummiut students studying technology.

Pangnirtung-based Pinnguaq uses Inuit art prints as basis for iPad game that is scheduled for launch next spring.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is fascinating Jenn -- keeping old traditions and stories alive in a new world.

Red said...

There's excellent fishing go the Belchers in the summer. Roger Miller? Remember him? Roger Miller went to the Belchers every summer to fish. He always brought gifts for all the kids.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...this is where modern technology has much to offer! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Happy Weekend, Jen! I must admit I do not use my ipad often and I am not one to play games on my ipad or computer..

William Kendall said...

That sounds like a good idea!