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Kôna
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Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English, French, Russian
Players: Single-player
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Description
Release date: Q2 2015
Kôna is a first-person adventure game in which you investigate the mysterious disappearance of several Northern-Quebec inhabitants in 1970.[/b]

Recommended Hardware
  • 2.5 GHz intel i5 and up
  • Dedicated graphic card with 1024 mb of VRAM
  • At least 2 GB of hard drive space
The game actually runs on integrated chips but has some visual glitches on Mac OS due to outdated driver shipped by Apple.

Story
October, 1970. Another long and cold winter is beginning in Northern Quebec. The local Cree community clash with rich industrialist W. Hamilton, copper mine magnate in the region. The Crees accuse the latter of destroying sacred lands for the sole purpose of increased profits. Suspiciously, Hamilton’s summer residence and hunting manor is subject of vandalism and thefts. Convinced that the Cree are responsible, Hamilton calls Carl Faubert, a war veteran turned private detective, to handle the affair.

Carl never refuses an easy case, especially when the client has such deep pockets. He jumps in his faithful pick-up truck and heads up north to meet with Hamilton. Unable to find his client at the meeting point, Carl starts to search for him. After knocking on some doors, the detective finds not only the rich man is missing... but the whole area is deserted.

Where is the local population? What happened to Hamilton? Are the Cree involved?

Welcome to Kôna, an episodic game about investigation, exploration, survival and the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of W. Hamilton and the neighboring inhabitants.

Gameplay
Kôna combines the atmosphere and immersion of a modern survival title with the deep storytelling and puzzle-solving aspects of a traditional adventure game.

The main objective of the game is to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearances. You can expect to do the following:
  • Explore vast, open environments
  • Solve various puzzles
  • Try to locate people who could help solve the mystery
  • Search for clues (artifacts, notes) related to the investigation
  • Take pictures of evidences
  • Survive

In Kôna, you actually get to drive Carl's Pickup Truck and, later on, a snowmobile. Unlike similar games in the genre, you have full control of the vehicles. You are not simply driving them in scripted car chases.

While we put emphasis on the exploration and investigation elements of the game, it doesn't mean that the world of Kôna is a friendly and harm-free one. You have to worry about your survival in those hostile northern lands. You might have to use a weapon against unexpected threats. You could also get trapped in a bitter blizzard. If you are losing blood or freezing outside, your time is limited. You must heal your wounds or find warmth before it's too late.

While we can't say why it exists(to avoid spoilers), a Wendigo roams in the game. We have to make it clear though that this awesome half-beast is not there to cause useless jump scares (Kôna IS NOT a Slender-Like).

Here are some non-story-related details concerning the Wendigo:
  • The Wendigo has a heart made of ice. Any heat source will keep it away or destroy it.
  • The creature influences the weather. It creates strong blizzard and harsh weather conditions hundreds of meters around it. So the closer you get, the more intense the weather will be.
  • The Wendigo area of effect also makes animals more "agressive".
Narrative
Similar to games like Dear Esther and Stanley Parable, a narrator constantly adds depth to the game. The pieces of story that are revealed to you vary dynamically according to your in-game whereabouts and actions. Imagine playing the main character of a captivating campfire tale. That’s what this game is all about.

The game will be voiced in both French and English.

Tags: Kôna, kôna, Kona, kona, kòna, köna.
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Nov 3, 2014 @ 6:25pm
You have a Kôna game related question?
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Jan 29 @ 9:22am
Playing Russian =)
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Jan 15 @ 10:02am
Download links
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Kellythulu Duartano 19 hours ago 
Can't wait to see this game :D
Mint Mar 11 @ 12:59am 
woot un jeu quebecois! instant fav*
Maestro ☾✯ Mar 10 @ 10:07am 
nays geym :D
Ghostshiver Mar 10 @ 7:15am 
looks great guys cant wait for release
BySnakeTR Mar 10 @ 3:53am 
ım waiting
={MATO}= Atlantis Feb 25 @ 10:40pm 
Okay, good luck with it again.

It looks very promising
Alexandre Fiset  [author] Feb 25 @ 9:04pm 
Our current estimate is November 2015 for Episode 1.
={MATO}= Atlantis Feb 25 @ 2:53pm 
When is it coming unto Steam?

Bonne chance
TLD Altruisme Feb 25 @ 11:24am 
HA OK MERCI :)
Alexandre Fiset  [author] Feb 25 @ 7:32am 
TLD: Il n'y aura pas de beta publique puisqu'il s'agit d'un jeu d'aventure qui a un début, une progression et une fin. Contrairement à un survival-sim comme The Long Dark ou The Forest, Kôna met de l'avant une trame narrative complète et doit par conséquent être mis en marché lorsqu'il sera 100% terminé.