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Never Alone
« on: December 02, 2015, 01:04:31 AM »
Hullo all! Has anyone heard of a platformer called Kisima Innitchuna (Never Alone)?

I saw this on Upworthy last month and bought it straight away. It's a tale taken from the folklore of the Iñupiat people of Alaska. The storywriters and narrator are Iñupiat and the cutscenes are done in animated scrimshaw. Its beautiful and absolutely amazing - thought I'd share it!

I can't embed the video for some reason. Here's a link:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsriRZkdIJ4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsriRZkdIJ4</a>
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2015, 03:11:50 AM »
It looks quite beautiful. I don't play video games. Should be a movie.  ;D
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 03:06:20 PM »
Yeah, visually it's a very cool game. From the reviews I read, it has some weaknesses in the game design department, but opinions about that are subjective, so it might be worth playing for the visuals alone. I'm usually a sucker for beautifully animated sidescrollers. Nostalgia and all that.

But if you're going to play an indie sidescroller, go buy Braid and Limbo first (if you haven't already). Two very different games that remain some of my favorites.

Also, Nestat, LOVE your avatar. Totally takes me back to the SNES days!
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 06:20:06 PM »
I can't embed the video for some reason. Here's a link:

Fixed it. :) (taking the 's' out of the https url lets you embed it.)

And yes, definitely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 08:47:26 PM »
Aha! I was using the embed link, that was why! Thanks Arry - and how are you?

Yeah, visually it's a very cool game.

Yes, it is! There were a few frustrating bits with the game mechanics, but hardly anything and the visuals definitely make up for it. You can also collect owls, which give you access to videos about the culture.

I shall check out those other games you mentioned. Cheers!
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 09:01:08 AM »
Don't play Limbo if you have arachnophobia. ;) But yes, great game, as is Braid.

Never alone reminded me a bit of one of my favorites: Aquaria:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyZJo7RpCwo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyZJo7RpCwo</a>
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 03:13:28 PM »
Don't play Limbo if you have arachnophobia. ;)

No no no! If you have arachnophobia (like me... spiders massively freak me out) then you HAVE to play Limbo. That makes it an even better experience!

What sucks is like only a small percentage of spiders are poisonous and the rest are no threat to humans and SUPER useful. And they still instinctively freak me out. At least at this point in my life, I'm able to suppress my instinctual fear and leave them alone if they're kind enough not to creep down on a web line right in front of me.

I guess that's progress. :)
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Re: Never Alone
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 03:36:45 PM »
Don't play Limbo if you have arachnophobia. ;)

No no no! If you have arachnophobia (like me... spiders massively freak me out) then you HAVE to play Limbo. That makes it an even better experience!

What sucks is like only a small percentage of spiders are poisonous and the rest are no threat to humans and SUPER useful. And they still instinctively freak me out. At least at this point in my life, I'm able to suppress my instinctual fear and leave them alone if they're kind enough not to creep down on a web line right in front of me.

I guess that's progress. :)

yes, but how many have giant-stabby things?

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