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Never Alone (2014) is a running, jumping and exploring game based on the traditional Iñupiaq tale, "Kunuuksaayuka". You swap between controlling an Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her Arctic fox companion as you complete puzzles and move the story forwards.

You race to discover the source of the blizzard that has ravaged your village and hope to restore balance to nature. While the fox is fast, Nuna can pick up things and open new areas using her bola. Using the right character for each situation is part of the puzzle. As you do this the story is told in the form of an oral tale through vignettes of Iñupiaq elders, storytellers, and community members sharing their wisdom.

Our examiner, Jonah Monaghan, first checked Never Alone 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Platform game with Action and Adventure elements. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for moderate violence. On her journey, Nuna comes across challenging obstacles which lead to a grim end should she fail: hazards include being eaten by a polar bear, being crushed between two blocks of ice, falling on icicles or plunging into icy Alaskan waters. However, there is no gore in these scenes and Nuna awakes from the same point to carry on her journey. Other instances of violence include one in which the fox’s neck is snapped – with no sound or blood – and its limp body is thrown into the abyss. These scenes were considered suitable at a PEGI 12 level as they all occur in non-detailed, side-scroller view, lessening the realism of the violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Violence.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need a combination of good timing along with interpreting the story to enjoy this game. Younger players may find some of the nuances are over their head, but they can still enjoy the characters and challenge.

CostsCosts

Never Alone usually costs £3.29 to £15.99.
 

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Steam Store PC £11.99
Switch Store Wii U £12.99 Unavailable On Digital Store
Steam Store Mac £11.99

Never Alone Arctic Collection

XBox Store Xbox One £14.39
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99

Never Alone: Foxtales

PlayStation Store PS4 £3.29
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
Foxtales is an expansion to the story and provides new levels. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/12/2014

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Platform (Action and Adventure)

Accessibility: 8 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Never Alone Game (@NeverAloneGame)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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