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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Release Date: Mar 17, 2017

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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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May 18

Patch #2

Hey everyone!

An update for Kona has just been released!

FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS

Here’s a list of bug fixes and improvements that come with the patch:
  • We removed two loading screens (on bridges, when leaving the General Store area)
  • You can now delete photos (by clicking on a picture, a small window will open and let you choose)
  • Mouse smoothing option has been added in the controls options
  • In the same option menu, we also added an option to enable/disable autosaves
  • We fixed unresponsive mouse and trackpad clicks in menus (when you have a touch screen)
  • The yellow arrow in the middle of radial menus is now aligned accordingly
  • We fixed a screen resolution display issue for Mac and Linux, which always showed the same resolution. This prevented players who changed it of bringing it back to its default value
  • The first journal entry of “The Hunt” is now triggered automatically when approaching the first crossbow bolt instead of direct interaction
  • We fixed a rare bug in which the player would complete the game in daylight when loading a checkpoint at a specific moment and location.
  • We fixed a rare bug that would let the combat music continue at the end instead of changing for the end credits song.
  • We fixed the invisible mouse cursor on Linux
  • Many textures and collision fixes
  • Other minor bug fixes and optimizations
Also, we updated Unity 3D engine (version 5.6) and here are some important notes about how it affects the game:
  • Graphics settings will be reset to their default value. Before playing, make sure to set them back to your own preferences
  • If you own a computer with a not-so-powerful CPU, but with a good GPU, the game should run better than before
  • Some visual effects and materials have changed a little (they were not compatible with the new version of Unity)
  • Cloths have been temporarily deactivated due to unusual crashes. Most have been replaced with animations, others will be fixed in the next patch
UPCOMING CHANGES & KNOWN ISSUES

And here’s a short list of what to expect in the next months:
  • We will add Russian language for texts, interface and subtitles
  • We will add an option to enable/disable quick loading screens between areas
  • More optimizations and bug fixes, as always ;)
COMMUNITY SCREENSHOTS

Let’s wrap it up with three handpicked screenshots from the community:


by exSKEUsme


by costastg


by djcrazybHk

Don’t hesitate to leave us comments, we read every one of them :)
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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