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.