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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 2016
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The game actually runs on integrated chips but has some visual glitches on Mac OS due to outdated driver shipped by Apple.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.
Popular Discussions View All (13)
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Mar 10, 2016 @ 1:22pm
Turkish Language ?
WouLinX
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Apr 7, 2016 @ 12:56pm
You have a Kôna game related question?
Lemieuxxx
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Nov 24, 2016 @ 7:13am
Playing Russian =)
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854 Comments
H`NORD`mur Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:14am 
Игра отличная.Я просто влюбился в эту игру,когда увидел её :D
С нетерпением жду русский язык в игре.
Jean-Francois Fiset  [author] Apr 15, 2016 @ 7:42am 
We will write an article next week about this on our Steam community page: http://steamcommunity.com/app/365160

Мы будем писать статью на следующей неделе об этом на нашей странице в сообществе Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/app/365160
Wake525 Apr 15, 2016 @ 6:06am 
Привет ну что вы планируете игру в мае или перенесете релиз ?
Fuck Head Apr 11, 2016 @ 1:28pm 
OMG YES ITS OUT KNOW YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Jean-Francois Fiset  [author] Mar 3, 2016 @ 6:05am 
Thanks :)

Благодарю :)
ShredenGun Mar 2, 2016 @ 8:49pm 
Ваша игра просто изумительна! Она обошла The Long Dark как по графике, так и по сюжету. Задумка с детективом гениальна! А возможность водить машину - это что-то. Желаю вам скорейшего релиза :)
Jean-Francois Fiset  [author] Mar 1, 2016 @ 6:49am 
The full release is planned for April, but we still don't know if the Russian language will be ready by then. As soon as I know more, I will announce it ;)

Полный релиз запланирован на апрель, но мы до сих пор не знаю, если русский язык будет готов к тому времени. Как только я знаю больше, я объявлю его ;)
Wake525 Mar 1, 2016 @ 6:17am 
Привет скажите вы планируете в марте выпускать полную версию и руссификацию ?
Jean-Francois Fiset  [author] Feb 29, 2016 @ 1:18pm 
Hi!

Confirmed languages will include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.

We don't want people to get their hopes up: these 6 languages will most likely be the only ones. However, we never say never, and we will keep Turkish language in mind if we decide to add other languages to the game in the future.
WarForFears Feb 28, 2016 @ 5:25am 
Please Add Turkish Language Option.The game looks very nice.I expect early access