Never Alone: Ki Edition App Reviews

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Blown away

This game is incredible. You play as an Iñupiat girl and her Arctic Fox companion as they journey to find the source of a blizzard that has precluded her village from hunting caribou, which they need to survive. Throughout, you score “cultural insights,” 1-2-minute pieces of documentary footage that deepen your cultural understanding of the Iñupiat, their traditions and stories, and their relationship with their environment. You have to find the hidden owls to gain them, so you end up working hard to learn about them. I missed three of them by the time I was done, and I went back and replayed the levels to find them all. It’s gorgeously done, front to back; it’s challenging; it’s so smart. And I CRIED AT ONE POINT BECAUSE I WAS SO MOVED My only criticism is that sometimes the controls don’t work as expected, even when I changed the level of joystick sensitivity, so there were moments of frustration when I had to replay some scenes several times because I couldn’t get the fox to clamber up a wall properly.

Terrible Ai and controls

While controlling the fox boy, the girl repeatedly walks off a cliff. Even when I position her far from the cliff, she decides to walk off. Then the fox boy gets stuck in the mountain and glitches.

Absolutely incredible. BUY IT!

I just read a review that said it is confusing to play... It literally tells you in big white font what is going on while you play the game. So disregard the idiot review. The game is TRULY incredible. It’s absolutely captivating from the second your eyes lay on the beautiful graphics. I adore that it is a strong, young heroine that ties in not only a beautiful, true storyline but basically tiny snippets of documentaries. You have the option to watch or not watch. It’s a game you look forward to coming home and relaxing with. Beautiful!! Bravo developers!

Game controls need work

Fun game lousy controls. So time they work sometimes they don’t. To bad cause I really enjoy playing it but never finished because of the frustrating controls.

Absolutely amazing but...

The part that I said but was I DONT LIKE THE FOX DIEING 😪😪😰😰😥😥😓😓😭😭😭😭😭😖😖😫😩😣😔😭😭ok I’m good now bye everyone 😨😰😰😰😰


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The game has a problem

The game its self is great but will get to the level with the evil spirits once you get past them all there is one more and then you have to push a cage onto a wooden piece I can’t get behind the cage to put it on so we can move on so I’m stuck on the same level

iPhone X

Can you make it full screen for the iPhone X

Terrible Controls

I want to like the game. But it seems the developers decided it was challenging enough and so made it such that the controls just don’t work every so often. I have trouble beating levels not so much due to the inability to figure them out but the fact that the controls just don’t work. Such as having a character just stop running. Making the jump button non-functional. Things like that. Simple stuff really. But the developers either failed terribly or are terribly sadistic.

I Love the game 👍😄

The game is amazing. It’s got all sorts of emotions and adventures! The graphics are awesome and the story is too! I just wish that the fox live and didn’t Chang’s into a different form.😢 I also have suggestion, you should create another Never Alone but it would be the second one. It would have another adventure but it would be different than going to find the source of the blizzard.

Problems... 👎😓

I just have to say I just love this game. But I have a few problems that I do not like. First of all, when Nuna or the fox dies or falls, sometimes either of them will not whine or cry, and they just do an action like stay still or the fox might lean up instead of whine. This is almost like a bug that needs to be fixed. But this is not a big deal. But what I am really frustrated about is that you don't really tell us the directions clearly. When I got to the part where Nuna and the fox got digested by a whale, I was confused on the part where you had to use the fox and the spirits. When I jumped on all the spirits, the little bubble that Nuna can "Bola", sometimes just doesn't move. It follows the fox, but it won't go down to the bottom part. This tells me that this game is just a demo, but seriously $5? That's too expensive for a demo. Most demos are free like the Minecraft demo. But since this is supposed to be paid, I guess it's not a demo. But I bet you have tested your game out, so you know your own directions and it works for you. But not for me, because I had no clear directions on what to do. Next time, when the little pictures of Nuna or the fox doesn't help you, you should add where there are words/text on the screen to help you. That way it will be easier to know how to do this. Oh, by the way there is another related to this problem. You know the little fish-bone spirits? Not the ones in the ocean water but the one in that whale mouth, where the fox had to climb on to get to the other edge. I did not know how Nuna could ever "Bola" the ice, so I had problems for the fox to jump on the fish spirits. I could not keep running on the wall to jump on the fish spirit since I also had no idea how Nuna could Bola the ice. So I could not climb on the fish. Even when you try to jump on the fish without running on the wall. No way can you do that, because the fish is too high up to jump. Please give us clear directions,or even better add word/text directions on the screen to help you. Thanks.

Good Animation But...

This game is such a cool game, but the controls... there are new ones a lot and its hard to remember all of them through out the game. Good effort for the creaters anyway.


I love this game. I found out about it by watching a YouTuber play it and instantly fell in love with it and had to play it myself. The graphics are amazing and beautiful. I love this game and it is totally worth the money you should buy it!

Forest chapter 👎🏻

So the game was good until I got to the “forest” chapter. There was one thing that stopped me from getting ANY further. I’ve had that game for months, and that thing is still stopping me, so please give me a hint or something and I’ll give this five stars. I really want to play this game again. Oh, and I was SO UPSET that Fox died. From, -I❤️🦊

Best emotional puzzle game by far

I love the concept of this game but u feel like $5 isn’t worth it it’s too short


Too short and not worth the money

So time consuming

When I first got this game I fell in love but then I deleted after a few months of not knowing my true game I decided to get this game again. I am having the greatest time of my life and it's very very time consuming

Minus one star for the price

I like the game. Good story. Not many bugs. Cute graphics. Control is OK to me. Still, it’s too expensive for a small game like this.

Good until Aurora borealis

Game became unplayable on iOS 11 on an iPad air 2 due to graphic stuttering not allowing you to get past the very complicated jumping. The controls felt very wonky at times. It’s a great game otherwise.

Indigenous peoples day

Can’t support a game that jumped on the Christopher Columbus Day hating bandwagon so quickly. I don’t know if it was the developer or Apple who said “celebrate indigenous peoples day,” but leave your liberal political views out of your products

Not for young kids or for me

I can see where they were going with this, but here are my criticisms in calling this a game for kids: 1. the text is read in Inuit, maybe and you have to read subtitles. I think that's cool, but it's not going to work for my seven year old beginning reader. 2. The first thing that happens is that you are chased by a scary and realistic polar bear. If you miss the jumps, you drown. I guess it's good to have some suspense, but it is too realistic for young kids not to be super scared.


I love this game so so muchhhhh!!! Very immersive and enjoyable. Hope you can make more with different cultures like in a jungle setting or desert with different types of animals and people. Great 10/10

I like it

But, it is VERY hard!


Awesome game but how do you get past the Poler Bear's Den part!!??


My professor for a Native American studies course asked that we play this game. I understand why. It's such a fun and interesting way to learn about the Iñupiat people and their culture.

Disappointing Waste of $5

The controls are much to difficult and there is no adjustment for difficulty settings. This ruins the game completely. This IS NOT A STRATEGY GAME as described it's 5% strategic and 95% ACTION ADVENTURE. If you're not good at action adventure games DON'T BUY! Developers please change description to reflect extremely difficult action adventure game and remove from strategy genere!


This is a great game. I love the storyline and the characters. The graphics are also great. I really enjoy playing this masterpiece. I can be quite difficult sometimes, but it's very fun. It can be a bit harder to play on a mobile device than on a console, but it's still a great mobile game. I recommend this game to everyone.

Beautiful graphics with eye-opening Inupiat documentary along.

I love the graphics, sound and characters. You unlock short clips of Inupiat culture documentaries along the way; I have leant a lot and end up reading more about the Inupiat after playing.

Best game ever

I recommend this to ANYONE over the age of 8 to play this game. Such a good story line and graphics. I hope they make more games like this one or BETTER! If they end up do I will be first to download that app.

Blows my mind

Game has great graphics

Simply Deep

It's funny that we never really know in what way tears would possibly wet our faces now that this game has a lot of great deep messages, sad yet strong storyline, perfectly designed and yes-YES its beautiful soundtrack has pulled my inner soul out of its safety core. Worth the $5!

Such an amazing game...

I fell in love with how the game pulls you in to the story line and almost makes you feel how the characters are feeling. Awesome graphics and music that really help the game come to life. The only difficulty I had with it is sometimes it can get a little frustrating trying to figure what to do on certain stages, and the controls sometimes wack out. But other than that I highly suggest this game to anyone who thinks they would enjoy this game😊

Cool game but don't buy it

The game has great graphics, storyline, and characters but theres so many things wrong with it. The first problem is it's really confusing on how to play. Every chapter there's a new things to learn about the controls. The controls are also really wonky. The second thing is that it's kind of expensive for what it's actually worth. The game is kind of like a demo it's not complete. The third and final thing I will be stating is it's a short almost demo type game. After you finish the chapters it takes you back to the start and you just replay the game there's not another level there's not another story it's just the same story over and over. This really frustrates me because I thought it's going to be a really fun game to have multiple different stories. Since I bought the game I hope they make updates and bring new stories into the game because that would be a waste of money if it's just one gameplay. There's a bunch of other games you could've bought with the money that you paid for this game so it really makes me mad. I finished the game today and I was expecting it to bring me to another story or another section or chapter but I just brought me back to the start screen and once I press play it restarts the whole story>:( sorry this was a long review but just wanted to inform people who wanted to buy it:)

First 1/2 is terrific. Then it turns too "gamey"

I think this game can represent a new form of literacy and a new form of learning. As a teacher I loved it it's presentation of material. As a non-gamer I got kind of bummed at how the culture was sidelined later in the game for action and gameplay. But I'm old and boring. Absolutely worth the dollar. I'd recommend it to others.

Looks great

I would really like to play this game as the graphics are terrific and the educational videos interesting. However, I can't get past of the first minute of play. Quite honestly I didn't realize there was an action component till I was trying to run away. "Action " was nowhere in the description. I look because I try to avoid these intermittent action games- they inspire the same tension I get driving in the bay area during rush hour. Lol I say either give our hero a really big gun or maybe some wings. I'm really frustrated. Honest depictions of wild animal behavior are fine but seeing the results of my failure five minutes ago was no less visually disturbing than the first time. I live in California; the most dangerous creatures I encounter are humans in cars. (Caution: Small Spoiler alert coming ...) I mean who would have thought there would be so many ways for a polar bear to eat someone?

Beautiful story but bad control

Too frustrating to play.

هرچي تعريف كنيم كمه

گيم پلي عالي در كنار محيط جذاب و متفاوت . تنها ايرادي كه بهش ميشه گرفت كنترل سخت و دشواري بعضي مراحلش هست ولي در كل عاليه

A beautiful game.

This is an iOS essential.

Difficult controls

I really don't like these kind of run and jump games, I prefer puzzles. It's pretty though, a little boring

Nunas village bug

Pushing the crate to the platform lets the fox jump up but the fox won't climb all the way up. Frustrating. Looked up a walk through and it's definitely bugged. Oh well.

It's okay

Imagine Mario but if it was just walking around and listening to a story. That's what this is, except the controls aren't very responsive.

Don't waste your money

I never write reviews but this time I have to warn you. This is the most frustrating game. The controls are wonky and dull. You try to move fluidly but you just can't. The way you have to move the control to walk forward blocks your view of the screen. There are new expectations each level that are confusing in how you are supposed to move around. Not at all intuitive. I had to pause the game literally every ten seconds to watch a walk through video to figure out what the hell they wanted me to do. I trudged through level five before deleting this app. Such a waste and I thought it would be fun.


The graphics were great, the storyline was amazing, best game ever. The only problems I could find was that it drained your battery and it was too short; I finished it in 2 days. Definitely worth it, as long as your ready to drop everything to play this!

Great graphics but horrible controls

I loved the details and the characters, however i got up until the last chapter before the epilogue when the controls started to really mess up. It also messed up the other game and controls outside of the app. Almost as though a virus had gotten in and stopped my phone from functioning properly. I deleted it after 1 day and was not very pleased as I had wasted my money. The characters wouldn't move when they were supposed to and they would at times move on their own, even when I wasn't touching the screen.

Maybe it's just not for me.

I really liked this game but every time i play it, my phone heats up very fast and my battery percentage decays quickly. The graphics are amazing and the plot is amazing, along with the cultural background. I currently have an Iphone 6s plus and am not sure why it does this, and was wondering if it was just me.

This game looks putting too much load on CPU & graphic engine.

It is a nice game to play. Good graphics and animations. However, running this game makes my phone become pretty hot. I had to stop playing after 15 minutes because I became worried of phone getting damaged due to that internal heat. It looks like all those fine graphics and animation consume a lot of CPU and graphics HW resources. Hope to seeing the revision that doesn't have this issue.


Great game and great graphics. Please make another game


This is one of the best games I ever played. He way the game was organized was great and the storyline was beautiful. The real star of the show was the graphics and animations. It was beautiful. The character were adorable as well. I finished the entire gam in a day because it was so interesting. 10/10 would recommend and the money was worth it!!

Best game!!

This game is awesome i love it, it has a very nice story and great graphics


Reviewers - C'mon, seriously??

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