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Release Date: Jul 28, 2015

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I know another story. I heard this one from Panik. There were two friends. One of them was a good fighter in Inupiaq games, and a good hunter. One was a good swimmer. The two friends were brave. Whenever they would cross the sea, they would use only willow as their boat paddles...

Spring has come to the Arctic and Nuna and Fox return in Never Alone: Foxtales -- the first expansion to 2014’s award-winning indie hit Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna).

Travel across open seas, swim through the ruins of a sunken village and paddle up the Noatak River on a mission to rescue a new friend. You’ll need all your wits and the skills of both companions to survive the dangers of the swirling currents, fierce creatures and hidden underwater hazards of the Alaska coast. Only by working together can Nuna and Fox save their friend and defeat an unexpected foe.

Foxtales features three all new levels full of environments to explore, puzzles to solve and enemies to face. Developed in partnership with the Alaska Native community, Foxtales reminds us that some challenges are best faced together and that even the smallest among us deserve respect.

Features


  • Take to the seas -- Climb aboard your umiaq (a sealskin canoe) and take to the waters of the coasts, rivers and lakes of Northwest Alaska. Paddle through waves, ice floes and rapids or dive underwater and journey across the sea floor, inside mysterious caverns and through a sunken village.

  • Seek the help of the spirits and your companion -- Discover spirit helpers who can change the course of currents at your command. Switch between Nuna and Fox in single player mode or play with a friend in local co-op mode.

  • Explore Alaska Native culture -- Foxtales includes five new unlockable Cultural Insight videos featuring members of the Alaska Native community including the family of Willie Panik Goodwin, Sr., the storyteller whose tale of “The Two Coastal Brothers” inspired the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 440 GT or Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7790
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or equivalent recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 series
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op. Gamepads may require third party driver.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.10.2 (Yosemite)
    • Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op. Gamepads may require third party driver.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 440 GT (1GB) or Radeon HD 6570 (2 GB)
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 or equivalent gamepad required for local co-op
    Recommended:
    • OS: Current version of SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.8 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7790
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or equivalent recommended
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Overall:
Very Positive (83 reviews)
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cg_destro
Posted: June 21
3 aditiona levels for and new story, it will took under an hour to completre and it is quite fun and couple new mechanics and concepts, good adititon to game.
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Lady Macbeth
Posted: June 14
^^
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👌TeenJackBauer👌
Posted: June 9
7/10 TJBs
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Insanitium
Posted: May 22
Most of this DLC is spent in or on the water, where your character either gets stuck in the walls or you have to constantly have to do a circle motion with your thumbstick to paddle until you break it (I suspect the mouse+keyboard mechanics are equally ♥♥♥♥♥♥). My thumbs are sore, despite the DLC being just an hour long.

The story itself is much weaker than the original game. Do not buy unless it's on sale.
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pt_kamen
Posted: April 17
Different character mechanics and different types of puzzles from the base game. More Short Documentaries. Buy it!
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wizcreations
Posted: April 10
As with the original game, this is another (shorter) documentary disguised as a video game. Unfortunately, this DLC features even worse controls and even worse mechanic inconsistencies than the main game. Controls maintain their sluggish feeling present in Never Alone and now add control for paddling a boat that couldn't possibly be any worse. Thrown rocks break when they hit the ground unless the puzzle specifically requires them to hit the ground. Water now doesn't seem to kill you except for in two or three sections which doesn't seem to make any sense.

The puzzles are far better here than in Never Alone, showing off some actual creativity in design and making for a game that is not comprised solely of jumping left to right on moving platforms; however, the puzzles only feature two mechanics in the entire game--fox moves the water currents and Nuna throws rocks--so plan on repeating that a lot. The final puzzle requires precision and timing, which is quite miserable given the control issues. About 75% of this game does leave you doing nothing more than paddling a boat, so as with Never Alone you're still basically just moving left to right but now you have the occasional interruption of a puzzle.

The five Insight videos in this DLC are much less insightful and interesting than in Never Alone. As indicated by the first Insight video, the developers thought this story about a giant mouse and respect for animals would make a good game expansion, so they threw a game together without really thinking about the Insight videos that should accompany the game.

I can't help but to conclude the same thing for this DLC as I did for Never Alone: this is an absolutely gorgeous game featuring a well-produced documentary wrapped up inside a boring and inconsistent platformer. The only differences are that this DLC has better puzzles accompanied by worse videos.
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VahidSlayerOfAll
Posted: April 6
unplayble
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Xelk
Posted: April 3
Foxtales brings a few new mechanics but rowing the boat is so annoying and tiring!

There isn't much else to say about this DLC because it's extremely short considering its price. Honestly, it's overpriced and certainly not worth paying for.
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Highfive
Posted: March 24
7/10
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ThePandBear
Posted: March 24
I HAVE NEVER RAGED SO HARD UNTIL NOW THEY REALLY NEED TO WORK ON CONTROLS STORY IS AWESOME AS ALWAYS BUT ♥♥♥♥ING GOD THOSE CONTROLS GOT WORSE FROM ORIGINAL
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 28, 2015
A definite must buy for those who loved the core game. While short (It took me 80 minutes with many restarts to finish the game + plus a sneaky exploit on the final puzzle) It is still worth the time to play.

New puzzle types are definitely not a breeze to figure out straight away, And theres a good challenge to beating them.

As usual the art style is beautiful, There were a couple of sections i just had to stop and screenshot to enjoy for later viewing.

In short, If you loved the core game it is highly recommended to pick this up aswell.
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 28, 2015
It's short (3 levels), but it introduces a few new mechanics which are used in full. It was also entertaining, as it tells another short Inupiat story which I quite enjoyed.
If you liked the main game, recommended.
Also, i have written a full review here http://in2gpu.com/2015/07/29/never-alone-foxtales-review/
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 31, 2015
Review with images and glorious formatting @ Vox Ludicus - Review: Foxtales. DISCLAIMER: Foxtales was played on retail code provided by the publishers.

Foxtales is more of what I saw in Never Alone. Nuna and her arctic fox return in yet another story, this time as told by Panik, another Iñupiat responsible for compiling traditional stories of his people. Foxtales doesn’t stray from Never Alone’s formula, and you’ll see much of the same across its three different chapters. If you enjoyed the first, you’ll likely enjoy this – but if you’re still on the fence, here’s what I thought.

Foxtales casts aside the terrain-based platforming that was prevalent in the main game in favor of long kayaking and swimming sections. Nuna is once again the “tool-user” of the pair: she can row the kayak and throw rocks, but eschews the bolas. The fox doesn’t gain any new tools, and will continue with his pre-established function of wall-jumping and spirit guiding. The gameplay was again a bit tarnished: picking up stones doesn’t always register, and not always are you able to drop a stone overboard when on the kayak, instead just placing it back on the boat. Perhaps due to a lack of interactable spirits (the ones Nuna could hold on to) and the blizzards (which often glitched your jumps when you hit a ledge), I didn’t feel like there were as many moments where I had an undue death.

The water-based levels lend the game a fluidity (pun intended) that happened once or twice in the main game, like during the Tundra Meadow level (where you climb the giant while he hacks away at ice). Smashing ice, air-blowing spirits and mice hunting are spread among the one and a half, two hour experience that is the DLC.

Fortunately, five more of the documentary snippets can be found throughout the game, and the story is told in the same style – a narrator recounting the original tale in Iñupiat language. The Coastal Brothers, the story you play through this time, is shorter and was more in line with fables – it’s clearly a story to teach children not to toy and provoke animals.

Gameplay again feels a tad unpolished and as if the game would be easier if played in two. The core is still well delivered: you’ll be told a short story of Iñupiat origin and have supplementing Cultural Insights to teach you more of the Iñupiat culture and way of life. Foxtales is best described as a module of Never Alone, a side-story with slightly different mechanics but its heart at the same place.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: May 22
Most of this DLC is spent in or on the water, where your character either gets stuck in the walls or you have to constantly have to do a circle motion with your thumbstick to paddle until you break it (I suspect the mouse+keyboard mechanics are equally ♥♥♥♥♥♥). My thumbs are sore, despite the DLC being just an hour long.

The story itself is much weaker than the original game. Do not buy unless it's on sale.
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 14
The DLC is really short (less than an hour) and while it adds a new gameplay mechanic, I don't think it's really worth the price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 20
Never Alone: Foxtales is a short story, and an improvement to the main game, with more stable gameplay for the solo mode. This time, there are more puzzles, and you don't have to rush, changing between the two characters.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 17
Different character mechanics and different types of puzzles from the base game. More Short Documentaries. Buy it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 1, 2015
My Let's Play:
https://youtu.be/TZ69EM8Fexg


Foxtales was a fantastic experience and expansion to the game. It's all about storytelling, true to Never Alone's style. The way the Inupait people communicate and tell their history through stories adds to the DLCs atmosphere.

The controls and graphics have been improved and interacting with the world is new and refreshing. It may be a shorter story but it's worth it.

Also in a non-spoiler fashion: this company has the potential to create great atmospheric horror or suspence games, since I was so immersed in the game that I got delightfully startled at certain parts.

10/10 PLEASE MAKE MORE DLCS!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 21
3 aditiona levels for and new story, it will took under an hour to completre and it is quite fun and couple new mechanics and concepts, good adititon to game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: March 24
I HAVE NEVER RAGED SO HARD UNTIL NOW THEY REALLY NEED TO WORK ON CONTROLS STORY IS AWESOME AS ALWAYS BUT ♥♥♥♥ING GOD THOSE CONTROLS GOT WORSE FROM ORIGINAL
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