Released late last year, Iñupiaq puzzle and adventure game Never Alone was one of my favourite games of 2014. Developed and created by the Alaskan Native Iñupiaq people themselves (in partnership with publisher E-Line Media), Never Alone aimed to impart the wisdom and tell us the tales of their culture to us, without pulling us away from our digital doohickeys and our giant game boxes.
Putting players in the shoes of a young Iñupiaq girl named Nuna and her artic fox companion named Fox, Never Alone was beautiful, educational and all round pretty flipping brilliant. The only issues I had with the game on PS4 is that there were some (fixable) bugs and glitches that detracted from the experience a bit. The game’s creators have just announced that Never Alone will soon be released on Mac, along with an official soundtrack.
Never Alone Mac Version and Soundtrack
Developer Upper One Games has been building the Mac version of Never Alone for some time. The PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game were well-received and reviewed positively by critics but y’know, a whole lot of people are on Mac and they’re missing out.
Never Alone will be released on Mac on Thursday, the 26th of February and Upper One Games is also saying that those who already bought the PC version of the game via Steam will automatically get the Mac version as well.
They’ve also detailed the official soundtrack which will go live on Thursday too. They say that the game’s soundtrack has been on of its biggest draws – Never Alone‘s eerie atmosphere wouldn’t send so many chills down spines without it – so it makes sense for them to release it separately. It will feature 21 tracks (almost an hour of music), including all of the music from Never Alone‘s Cultural Insights; the videos with the Iñupiaq people as they told us more about their traditions.
Sadly there’s no word on how much the game’s soundtrack will cost but that will probably be added to Never Alone‘s Steam page on the day.