World's First Alaskan Native Video Game Looks Like a Lovely Fairy Tale

Alaska is far. And cold. But, there are beautiful stories there. Like many remote places, it's home to a rich culture that many people might never learn about. How best to tell the world the tales that come from such a place? Make a video game.


The first trailer for Never Alone appeared overnight and the puzzle-platformer from the Upper One Games looks beautiful and charming. 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 Iñupiat people native to the region. Priced at $15, it comes out this fall for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


Nick Macaroni

At first I didn't think I'd like it, but then, I was inuit.