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The nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council hopes that the new video game "Never Alone," the first major Native-produced video game, will be a cultural and economic success.Mike Dunham

A"Never Alone" preview party that was held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Anchorage on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, for the new video game based on Alaska Native legends that was developed by the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and E-Line Media of New York.

Mike Dunham

Upper One Games, Cook Inlet Tribal Council's video game development arm, demonstrated the Alaska Native-inspired video game "Never Alone" at the 2014 Elders and Youth Conference Arts & Opps Showcase at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The game draws on traditional Inupiat tales to tell the story of Nuna, who travels through the game attempting to save her people from an endless blizzard. It is expected to retail for about $15. The scheduled release date is Nov. 18. 

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