For thousands of years, we told stories from one generation to the next. Our stories help us to understand how the world is ordered and our place within it. But what good are old stories if the wisdom they contain is not shared?
In Never Alone, players take on the roles of Nuna, a young Iñupiaq girl and an Arctic fox, in an atmospheric puzzle platformer that combines traditional folklore, stories, settings, and characters handed down over many generations by Alaska Native people whose roots and heritage date back millennia.
Featuring imagery and themes drawn directly from Iñupiat and other Alaska Native cultures, Never Alone features striking visuals, emphasizes the sensibilities and perspective of these indigenous Arctic people and requires players to work cooperatively to succeed in challenging and harsh environments. [x]
It’s been a whole day and I still feel like:
When I remember that this game actually exists and will come out soon.
All your life, you’ve never seen a woman taken by the wind Would you stay if she promised you heaven? Would you ever win?
So my teacher said he could print things I’d done prior to his class if I wanted (YES DO WANT THANK YOU YOU WONDERFUL MAN), and I really really REALLY liked this one so I decided to touch it up a bit! Which means, obviously, completely redoing Rose b/c her skirt was total shit and she didn’t match my headcanon anymore, and also Kanaya’s face and hair because I can. And the background. Because that was also shit. And now it is like an hour past the time I need to be asleep in order to function, I have done nothing else even vaguely productive, godDAMNIT MISTER HUNT YOUR ADVICE IS AWFUL.
(suggested listening: Her Breath is the Wind (Rhiannon’s Breath), fleetwood mac and Sia mashup, I am not even kidding, go listen right now, do it, I demand it)
the lack of notes on this is disappointing because this is breath taking! and you can really see the improvement with regard to the original piece
no rain was a huge fucking thing for me when I was a tiny preteen genderqueer person who felt completely alone and everyone was laughing at me for the way i dressed and acted and i didn’t understand why
it gave me hope
also bees are fucking awesome and i’ll cut anyone who disagrees
I THINK I DIDN’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP BECAUSE THIS MADE ME HAPPYCRY
i’ve never seen the music video before but oh my god this is so lovely and i feel so sadgood now