NOTE: This is the non-touch controller edition of the game designed specifically for Android TV, The touch control edition designed for phones and tablets will be available on June 23rd, 2016.
Now that we’ve gotten that down Android TV users you’ll be happy to know a well loved Steam and Console game has made it’s way natively to Android! If you’re unfamiliar with the game read the plot below and/or watch the video.
Join Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known.
Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations.
Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar. (NOTE: An Android-compatible game controller, such as the Nvidia Shield Controller, is required to play and two controllers are required for local co-op play).
On over 75 “Best of 2014” lists, and winner of “Best Debut Game” at the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards as well as “Game of the Year” and “Most Significant Impact” at the 2015 Games for Change Awards, nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the making of the game.
You’ll explore awe-inspiring environments, perform heroic deeds, and meet legendary characters from Iñupiaq stories — all narrated by a master storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language.
The rich and atmospheric arctic environments of Never Alone are best experienced on Nvidia Shield devices.
Play as both Nuna and Fox — Switch between the two companions at any time with one button press, or play side by side in local co-op mode, as you rely on the unique skills of each character to succeed in your quest. Nuna can climb ladders and ropes, move heavy obstacles, and throw her bola at targets to solve puzzles. Fox can fit through small areas that Nuna can’t reach, scramble up walls, and jump to great heights.
Brave the harsh world of the Arctic — Run under, through, and atop the unstable structures of an abandoned coastal village. Explore the eerily quiet treetops of a mysterious, frozen forest. Brave the fierce winds of the eternal blizzard. Only with the aid of Helping Spirits will Nuna and Fox have any chance of survival in a land where survival seems impossible.
Unlock fascinating video insights — Elders, storytellers, and other members of the Alaska Native community share stories and wisdom about their culture, values and the amazing Arctic world encountered by players in over 30 minutes of interviews.
As you can tell it’s a featured pack game for a “mobile game” and I’m using that term loosely because we all know how powerful devices like Nvidia’s SHIELD line can be, which ironically are the recommended devices. The install size comes in at 505M which isn’t too bad when you consider how well done it is. It’s also one of the few game you can grab a friend or significant other and play local co-op together going through the story together ( 2 controllers required). So enough waiting go pick up one of the best indie games of this year before it goes back up in price!