Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly interactive tale you won't soon forget.
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August 7

Kona Now Localized in Simplified Chinese, and Daily Deal: 40% off!

Hey everyone!

As you know, Canada is famous for its nice and warm weather (especially in the winter). We wouldn’t want to keep it for ourselves, so we make constant efforts to share it with more people around the globe. Today, we are happy to announce that a new Kona update is now live, and it includes Simplified Chinese localization, bringing the game’s famous blizzard on more screens!

To celebrate, Kona will be 40% off as part of the Daily Deals! The sale starts at 1:00 PM ET!

The patch also contains small bug fixes and optimizations. There is only one significant change (except for SC) in the patch: we changed the way “visions” are triggered. The reason is mostly tied to the end of the game, so we will not explain it here to avoid spoilers. If you really want to know, please let us know in the comments and we’ll create a sticky thread in the forums.

Coming Next: Russian Localization

As you probably know, localization can be really expensive (both in time and money), which is why Russian language is not in the game yet. So why is Simplified Chinese language in the game before Russian? We had a generous opportunity for Simplified Chinese localization, which made it possible for us to add it in the game first.

We understand that it’s been a few months since the game’s official release, and we would like to thank you for your patience. Rest assured that today’s update didn’t delay Russian localization, which will be added in Kona by Q4 2017.

Community Screenshots

And last but not least, here are three beautiful screenshots from our great community:


By LostLover™


By frørrαn (using NVIDIA Ansel)


By MRK987

As always, if there is anything, hit the forums or leave a comment below :)
Cheers!
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June 21

Patch #3

Hey everyone!

That’s right, there’s a new update today! We know that some Mac and Linux players experienced issues with the last update and this is mostly what we improved here. However, we do not have access to a wide range of machines running on these operating systems, so if you encounter bugs, glitches, etc, please let us know in the forums or by email at support@parabole.ca.

FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

That being said, here is a glimpse of what today’s patch brings:
  • Linux: The black screen glitch in the main menu should be fixed
  • Linux: The mouse should now appear and work correctly in the main menu
  • Mac: Bloom and Depth of field are now disabled by default as we are working on fixing compatibility issues with both effects (can be enabled if you have no issues with these options)
  • Shader quality can now only be set at “high” if your graphic cards supports DirectX 11+
  • Fixed the ice spike attack bug when encountering ice wolves on the snowmobile, which would sometimes make the game crash
  • Most random crashes (when loading a game, for instance) have been fixed
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations

UPCOMING CHANGES & KNOWN ISSUES

And here’s a short list of known issues and changes to come:
  • Linux: the name of the region you are visiting doesn’t show on the screen when you arrive
  • Linux: some may still encounter the black screen glitch and/or the mouse not working bugs in the main menu. If this is the case, please let us know, there is a work-around fix and we will make a sticky post in the forums
  • Mac: Bloom and Depth of field disabled by default should fix most of the graphical glitches encountered in the last update. However, if you encounter similar glitches while these options are disabled, please let us know and we will fix them as soon as possible
  • Random crashes: we were able to fix most of them, but there may be some that we might have missed. As usual, we will work on fixing them as soon as you report/we notice them
  • We will add Russian language for subtitles, texts and menus
  • We will add an option to enable/disable quick loading screens between areas
  • More optimizations and bug fixes, as always ;)
COMMUNITY SCREENSHOTS

To finish this post in beauty, here are some of our favorite screenshots from our community:


by LucaelSera83


by Boris Strugatsky


by XSaintsXTroopsX


by Jay

As always, if there is anything, leave a comment below :)
Cheers!
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About This Game

Northern Canada, 1970. A strange blizzard ravages Atamipek Lake. Step into the shoes of a detective to explore the eerie village, investigate surreal events, and battle the elements to survive. Kona is a chilly, narrative-driven interactive tale you won't soon forget.

"Parabole has created a stunning game of duality, effortlessly blending survivalism with detective work and well-researched history with dying folklore."
- Stephen Turner, Destructoid

"It’s tremendous at creating its distinct atmosphere and then drawing you deeper in. It’s witty, spooky, and achieves an ideal sense of urgency. Weird, clamant and intriguing, this is well worth a look."
- John Walker, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Setting

October 1970. W. Hamilton, a rich industrialist who owns a hunting manor in Northern Canada, reports several cases of vandalism perpetrated against his property. Unable to find out who dared to commit these acts, Hamilton calls Carl Faubert, a renowned private detective to handle the affair.

In Kona, Carl becomes trapped up in the deep north, engulfed in an unexpected snowstorm, and is unable to find his client —or any other living inhabitant for that matter. The player incarnated detective Faubert, who must shed light on the mysterious events befalling the area.

Key Features

  • Step into a surreal interactive tale of mystery and investigate the perplexing quietness in the entire town
  • Explore a vast, frigid Northern environment and battle the elements to survive
  • Enjoy the atmospheric soundtrack featuring music by Quebec folk band CuréLabel
  • Experience the tale through the omniscient, third-person storyteller
  • Go back in time with a vintage look and feel reminiscent of 1970s rural communities

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 and up
    • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon 6850 / Intel HD 5000+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 and up
    • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon 7850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.8+
    • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+ (2013 and newer)
    • Memory: 5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 5000+ with at least 1.5 GRAM
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We officially support 2013 Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro and newer models.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.8+
    • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+ (2014 and newer)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or ATI dedicated card
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend playing on 2014 Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro and newer models
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ 64-bit, SteamOS+
    • Processor: i5 2.0 ghz+
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon 6850 / Intel HD 5000+
    • Additional Notes: Other Linux distro should work but haven't been tested.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ 64-bit, SteamOS+
    • Processor: i5 2.5 ghz+
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 / ATI Radeon 7850
    • Additional Notes: Other Linux distro should work but haven't been tested
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