Never Alone is an artistic adventure puzzle-platformer video game developed by Upper One Games for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, OS X, PlayStation 4, and Wii U platforms. Initial release date of the game is 18 November, 2014.
There are two main types of trophies in Never Alone: Story Trophies and Cultural Insight Trophies. Story trophies are related to story and are unlocked automatically with the progression of the story mode. Cultural Insight trophies are unlocked by finding all the cultural insights in a specific area in the game. At every location in the game, there are 3 or 4 cultural insights, finding all of them in the area unlocks cultural insights trophy for that area.
The concept of Never Alone is outstanding, a platformer filled with culture and folktale Native Alaskan Iñupiaq individuals, but the game itself is puzzling. There are various short video vignettes in Never Alone which include interviews with Iñupiaq elders along with the lovely footage of real world locations featured in the game, from these aspects, it’s crystal clear that an appreciation was paid to Iñupiaq cultural standards and their adaptation into game mechanics. These short videos are unlocked when you progress through the story, and they provide an amazing job of showing a cultural context to the chapter you are about to play.
Never Alone features a classic atmospheric puzzle platformer gameplay. It follows a diverse art style gameplay that makes it one of a kind, going for a more de-saturated artistic side.
The player takes control of Nuna, a young Alaskan Native along with her companion: a pure white Arctic fox. The core puzzling gameplay mechanic in the game is that players can swap between Nuna and the Arctic fox anytime, in order to solve different puzzles and progress through the story.
The fox is quite faster as compared to Nuna, but Nuna can pick different items open up new areas by using her Bola (a throwing weapon consisting of two weights at both ends of rope, making a heavy and tangling projectile). There are 8 chapters in the game through which Nuna and her fox will solve puzzles and adventure together.
Never Alone is a puzzle platformer game. It is possible for players to get stuck at some point in the game. Never Alone walkthrough is a quick way to solve the puzzles and progress in the game. Walkthroughs can also help with finding cultural insights as well as unlocking secret achievements.
There are a total of 19 achievements in Never Alone. 4 of those achievements become available when you play the DLC of the game. Most of those achievements are story related while others are secret achievements. You have to perform certain actions to unlock secret achievements, for example, ‘Bola Expert’ achievement is unlocked when Nuna and Fox evade a stranger.