I’m a sucker for games that are culturally diverse. I don’t mean high fantasy games with a Tolkien-esqe tapestry of races but rather games that focus on specific times, places and real world cultures. Bioshock (the entire series), Contrast, Papo and Yo as well as everything made by Team ACE. These unique takes on the video game landscape doesn’t give insight into the nature of the people making these games but they have the same otherworldly appeal as the alien landscapes of Morrowind. That’s why I was super excited when I heard about Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) because living in Canada the Inuit are a bit of Canadian representation.
Last Inua is not Never Alone. Seeing the game in an Indiebundle and jumping on it without checking first (I presumed there weren’t many Inuit video games) I’m still pleasantly surprised by this little indie gem. It has competent platforming, excellent visuals and a pretty good story. It has a really great mechanic swapping between characters. Each platforms differently than the other, meaning you have to think about which character you’re currently controlling. While some parts are a little more difficult than they appear, it’s a short beautifully drawn story that is worth your time.