developer: Upper One Games
publisher: E-Line Media
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen
Never Alone is a platformer with puzzle game’s features for PC, PS4 and etc.. It is the work of Upper One Games studio.
The story of Never Alone is based on beliefs of Inuit’s. We play as a small girl from Inupiaq tribe, who travels through snow-covered lands in company of a white fox. She must set on a dangerous journey to save her people and stop the arrival of the eternal blizzard. The story campaign is divided into eight chapters, during which we encounter many beings from Inuit’s myths, e.g. Sky People, Rolling Heads and Blizzard Man. To stay true to local traditions, Upper One Game’s team consulted members of tribal elderly, including descendants of Inuit, who specialized in telling such stories.
Gameplay of Never Alone for PC, PS4 and etc. doesn’t strands from platformers’ standards, testing both skill and wits of players. We avoid traps while traversing vast levels, fight enemies and solve clever puzzles. Switching between a girl and a fox plays a key role. Each of them has unique set of abilities required to finish most puzzles.
Aside from single player campaign, Never Alone offers cooperative multiplayer, in which one player controls a girl, while the other plays as a fox. This mode offers slightly changed puzzles and challenges to ensure proper experience for both players.
Never Alone’s visuals use full 3D, but its mechanics remain two-dimensional. The game is accompanied by soundtrack based on traditional music of Inuit. As for narration, all we hear is said in the language of those people, though everything is translated to English subtitles.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti/ Radeon HD 7790 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/8.1
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 240 /Radeon HD 6570 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7