Stagecoach Foundation and NM TechWorks are proud to present Alan Gershenfeld, Founder, President, E-Line Media, Youth Gaming Studios, and publisher of the world-renowned and award-winning "Never Alone" game created in collaboration with the Iñupiat Alaskan Native community.
Register HERE. This event is free, but space is limited, so don't wait!
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) was developed in partnership with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), a pioneering Alaska Native organization, with the goal of sharing, celebrating and extending Alaska Native culture with a global audience. The game explores a story passed down for thousands of years, is in the Inupiat language and features 26 mini-documentaries that get unlocked through gameplay.
Never Alone has touched a nerve globally. It has been downloaded over 3 million times, featured in over 750 articles (including the Guardian, BBC, NPR, the New Yorker, LA Times and many others) and nominated for virtually every major game award (winning a British Academy Award and Game of the Year at Games for Change). CITC has converted their revenue participation in the game into equity in E-Line and they are now our largest shareholder and our Chairman is CEO of the Tribal Council.
Link to a short film about the making of the game by New Yorker films:
Link to a powerful review of the game by a Native American game critic (for those that doubt that games can significantly impact people):
E-line Media is now in active development on two major impact game projects - one on the future of the Ocean and the other that helps youth go from 'conjuring to scripting to coding' through a 3D immersive game. Here is some background on Eline Media's youth game making initiatives:http://elinemedia.com/youth-programs/
Free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Register here, now.