We're going to shake things up a bit with a good old fashioned review (I don't want to talk about my stuff all the time--you'll be gouging your eyes out by the time the Woven blog tour is over, I'm sure).
It's the middle of January. Cold enough for you? If not, you can load up the game of endless ice and snow. It's frigid and harsh to its characters, but warming to the player's heart.
Never Alone is a puzzle platformer adventure game about an Inupiat girl named Nuna and her adorable arctic fox, trying to restore balance to a world caught in an eternal blizzard.
Much of the plot centers around Inupiat folklore, a subject I was not familiar with, and the game splits them up in a series of chapters. And let me tell you how gorgeously foreboding the artwork is. The controls might be a little hard to control at times, but that might be do to the fact that I'm walking along, there's really cool scenery I have to look at, and next I know - oops - I've fallen to my death.
And there's seriously cool characters and artwork to be had! I'm just sad it's a relatively short game. But I'll take awesome in any form. And this would make a reaaly cool movie ala Dreamworks or Pixar.
If you want a platform gaming experience that's truly unique in scope and execution, which some of the proceeds go to fund the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, I highly recommend giving Never Alone a go.
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Authors' Workout Update
Today is Day 1 for the Authors' Workout initiative. Thank you for your helpful stay-fit tips you shared in the comments in my last post. I've worked some of them into what will be my routine. As this is the first day, I have no stats. But I will share what I plan to do.
I was given a WiiFit over the holidays, and it's been working great as a warm up machine. I will proceed with four small meals a day (with reduced carbohydrates - I love bread too much) and a 200 calorie burn walk in the afternoons. There is also a body-shaper/sweat adsorbing thing to help remove water weight from my midsection. I started this before joining the initiative and have lost 10 pounds in the last three weeks. I'm going for another 10 before this ends.
I'll let you know how things go in greater detail next Wednesday.
Until then, be cool my friends. Stay safe on those winter roads.
I'm David, and I could use a hot cup of tea right about now...