Debut title for first U.S.-based indigenous developer Upper One Games
May 12, 2014
Windows, PlayStation 4, XBox One
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.