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  • Publisher: E-Line Media
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 342.5 MB
  • Version: 1.03
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: A worldwide App Store Editors Choice. Stunningly poignant - and quite brilliant. 10/10. - Eurogamer

Ki is the Iñupiaq word for Lets Go!, and now you can play the award-winning indie hit on the go with Never Alone: Ki Edition.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Experience the epic journey of Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.

Guide both characters as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar.

On over 75 "Best of 2014" lists and winner of "Best Debut Game" at the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards as well as "Game of the Year" and "Most Significant Impact" at the 2015 Games for Change Awards, nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the making of Never Alone.

You'll explore awe-inspiring environments, perform heroic deeds and meet legendary characters from Iñupiaq stories all narrated by a master storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language.

Features

Reimagined for mobile -- Never Alone: Ki Edition includes every level and all the excitement of the original game enjoyed by millions of PC and console players around the world. Weve updated the game for mobile devices, adding brand-new touch controls, menus and hints along with optimized graphics and AI that bring the beauty of Never Alones ethereal, arctic environments to phones and tablets.

Play as both Nuna and Fox switch between the two companions at any time as you rely on the unique skills of each character to succeed in your quest. Nuna can climb ladders and ropes, move heavy obstacles, and throw her bola at targets to solve puzzles. Fox can fit through small areas that Nuna can't reach, scramble up walls, and jump to great heights.

Explore the harsh world of the Arctic run under, through, and atop the unstable structures of an abandoned coastal village. Explore the eerily quiet treetops of a mysterious, frozen forest. Brave the fierce winds of the eternal blizzard. Only with the aid of Helping Spirits will Nuna and Fox have any chance of survival in a land where survival seems impossible.

Unlock fascinating video insights Elders, storytellers, and other members of the Alaska Native community share stories and wisdom about their culture, values and the amazing Arctic world encountered by players in over 30 minutes of interviews.

Customizable controls Adjust the sensitivity or select an alternate layout for the games onscreen controls. For those who prefer a physical controller, the game also supports MFi devices.

Support for 17 languages Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (European/Latin America) and Swedish.

diffusion8r's comments:

Never Alone: Ki Edition

E-Line Media
Genres: Games Adventure Family Education
GAME CENTER ENABLED
$4.99 USD


Quote:
“Stunningly poignant - and quite brilliant. 10/10.” - Eurogamer

“Ki” is the Iñupiaq word for “Let’s Go!”, and now you can play the award-winning indie hit on the go with Never Alone: Ki Edition.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Experience the epic journey of Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.

Guide both characters as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar.

On over 75 "Best of 2014" lists and winner of "Best Debut Game" at the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards as well as "Game of the Year" and "Most Significant Impact" at the 2015 Games for Change Awards, nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the making of Never Alone.

You'll explore awe-inspiring environments, perform heroic deeds and meet legendary characters from Iñupiaq stories — all narrated by a master storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language.

Features

Reimagined for mobile -- Never Alone: Ki Edition includes every level and all the excitement of the original game enjoyed by millions of PC and console players around the world. We’ve updated the game for mobile devices, adding brand-new touch controls, menus and hints along with optimized graphics and AI that bring the beauty of Never Alone’s ethereal, arctic environments to phones and tablets.

Play as both Nuna and Fox — switch between the two companions at any time as you rely on the unique skills of each character to succeed in your quest. Nuna can climb ladders and ropes, move heavy obstacles, and throw her bola at targets to solve puzzles. Fox can fit through small areas that Nuna can't reach, scramble up walls, and jump to great heights.

Explore the harsh world of the Arctic — run under, through, and atop the unstable structures of an abandoned coastal village. Explore the eerily quiet treetops of a mysterious, frozen forest. Brave the fierce winds of the eternal blizzard. Only with the aid of Helping Spirits will Nuna and Fox have any chance of survival in a land where survival seems impossible.

Unlock fascinating video insights — Elders, storytellers, and other members of the Alaska Native community share stories and wisdom about their culture, values and the amazing Arctic world encountered by players in over 30 minutes of interviews.












Supported Devices:
  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone6
  • iPhone6Plus
  • iPodTouchSixthGen

Minimum iOS Version: iOS 8.0

Download Size: 342.5MB

06-02-2016, 10:08 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 101
Great pc game the story is so endearing, you follow the adventure of nuns and fox in a adapted version of a Inuit folklore/tale too stop the blizzard.

Don't want too say anymore as its best when discovered. Some puzzles could be a little control annoying on the PCs keyboard but with a controller or touch i can imagine it being a lot better.

06-02-2016, 12:32 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 669
Looks really nice!
06-02-2016, 12:35 PM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 8,683
So is everyone pretending one of the best releases on iOS since Brothers doesn't exist?

"I am virgin, I'm a whore! Giving nothing; the taker, the maker of war!" - Black Sabbath, "I"

Last edited by metalcasket; 06-02-2016 at 01:02 PM.
06-02-2016, 12:56 PM
#5
Wow, this has released early. It was advertised as a June 23rd release. I've just played a little bit to try it out so far and it's beautiful. Looking forward to playing later tonight.

Current Favourites - Lara Croft GO, The Room Three, Crashlands, Assassin's Creed Identity
06-02-2016, 01:19 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mince0 View Post
Great pc game the story is so endearing, you follow the adventure of nuns and fox in a adapted version of a Inuit folklore/tale too stop the blizzard.

Don't want too say anymore as its best when discovered. Some puzzles could be a little control annoying on the PCs keyboard but with a controller or touch i can imagine it being a lot better.
Hi, your 4star ratting is for PC version or for the iOS port? Also can you please explain where the iOS version lost a star, if it's the case? I'll love to purchase this, I'll wait a bit more for some game impressions by reacher people than myself though
06-02-2016, 01:21 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,575


I've played this on PC last year and I loved it, one of the most charming and lovely action platformers I've ever played. It's going to take 3 - 4 hours to beat it. If your even remotely interested in buying it, just do it. But there are a few things to consider: there are some stutters on my iPad Air 2, when I played it on PC I struggled a bit with the controls and the touchscreen is not going to help. If you're going to play this on the iPhone 5s you're probably going to have problems with some puzzles, cause they're zoomed out that much that you might have problems seeing what you're doing. It's not at all game breaking for me though. June 23rd is the Android release date btw.
06-02-2016, 01:27 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Brazil
Posts: 1,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalcasket View Post
So is everyone pretending one of the best releases on iOS since Brothers doesn't exist?
And some people say that premium games are dead.
06-02-2016, 01:27 PM
#9
Played a bit. I really like it so far, even though I'm not a big fan of platformers. The joystick feels a bit weird, though. Like I have to pull it too far to get it to work. And I wish the buttons didn't cover so much of the screen, but not sure what else they could have done -- at least they're transparent. Beautiful game -- reminds me of Last Inua (one of the few platformers I've completed), but perhaps more forgiving. So far, there seems to be a lot of checkpoints, so dying hasn't been too much of an issue yet.

Here's some video I made:



One thing I'm not sure about is how often it saves. I'm a little afraid to take a break in middle of a chase scene and have to restart the whole level when I come back to it later. Anyone know?

Edit: I managed to complete that section, so still not sure how often it saves. But the joystick feels really wonky during moments where timing is critical. I kept getting caught by the guy chasing me because I couldn't get Nuna to speed up even when I was pulling the joystick all the way to the right. Feels like it could use a bit of work. Still doable, though.

Edit 2: Just noticed there's joystick settings. Will play around with them and see how it goes.

Last edited by AppUnwrapper; 06-02-2016 at 02:19 PM.
06-02-2016, 02:23 PM
#10
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 763
I loved the PC version. I actually bought it on Steam just a couple months back when it was 10 or 20% off. It's filled with emotion and beautiful cutscenes that just doesn't come around often. So I bought this version mainly to support the Devs. Hopefully an update will fix the button issues some users are having too.