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Never Alone Ki Adition - E-Line Media

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Never Alone: Ki Edition is a platform puzzle game where players must navigate through harsh Alaskan environments in order to reunite with the character’s family. Fine motor skills, problem solving and spatial awareness skills are required to play. ACCM recommends children 9+ due to occasional mild fantasy violence and scary scenes.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Never Alone Ki Adition was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 26 January 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Never Alone Ki Adition
Developed by: E-Line Media
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 9+
ACCM suggested age: ACCM recommends children 9+ due to occasional mild fantasy violence and scary scenes.
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Never Alone Ki Adition contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The reviewer played for several hours

App description

Never Alone: Ki Edition is a platform puzzle  game based on traditional stories of the Inupiat people, native to Northern Alaska. Players must guide a little girl named Nuna through harsh landscapes in order to reunite with her people who had to flee from danger. Nuna is accompanied by a little arctic fox that has the ability to summon good spirits that help her journey. Players can toggle between these 2 characters when required. Navigating through environments includes: jumping, climbing, swimming, avoiding wild animals (e.g.; polar bears) and manipulating objects.

Manoeuvres through some environments can be technically challenging (difficult to achieve the move you want to). However, most children should be able to persist with sufficient fine motor, problem solving and spatial awareness skills. The game developer’s age recommendation of 9+ is appropriate and in line with ACCM guidelines. 

Reviewers comments

There were no concerns in the review of this game. In fact, the game is quite educational (with real videos between levels that detail the history and lifestyle of the Northern Alaskan People). As the game play closely follows traditional events of the Inupiat people, this not only reinforces the educational videos but also provides depth to the game itself. The game also promotes community values, environmental awareness and kindness to living things. 

There are 24 educational video clips (that range from 7 – 20 MB per clip). Therefore, players may want to skip these videos if their devices have limited data plans. Apart from some very mild animated violence, there were no concerns found regarding any features of this app. 

In App purchasing

None

Online information

None required

Gambling

At time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

None

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None

Coarse language

None

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None

Other

There is occasional mild fantasy violence and some scary scenes.

 

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