Tech / Culture

Storytelling for the Next Generation: Harnessing the power of video games to share and celebrate cultures

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Place: Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street

Cost: Free

"'Game changer': First Native-produced video game 'Never Alone' brings culture to the console"  - Alaska Dispatch, 11/5/2014

"[Never Alone] should make us all wonder what can happen if we simply rethink the typical Hero narrative. Use your imagination. Envision the possibilities for the future." - Time, 11/5/14

With great excitement, we welcome Gloria O'Neill, President/CEO, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., to Kaka‘ako Agora to give us a look at Never Alone, a puzzle-platform video game inspired by the rich art and imagery of Alaska Native cultures, developed by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council in partnership with E-Line Games.  Never Alone brings the atmospheric and compelling world of Iñupiaq stories alive by pairing world class game makers with Alaska Native storytellers and elders to create a game which delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people to present an experience like no other.

Join us for a talk with Gloria to learn more about this innovative collaboration, tech and business venture.  Then, stay for an evening of open game play and try your hand at playing Never Alone. 

6pm: "Storytelling for the Next Generation: Harnessing the power of video games to share and celebrate cultures" - TALK by Gloria O'Neil, followed by Q&A with Gloria and Mike Angst, CEO, Founder, E-Line Media.

7pm - 9pm: Open game play on XBOX360 - try your hand at Never Alone.