Kôna: Day One is an indie detective adventure that marks the debut of Canadian developer Parabole. I put together a short preview video/synopsis recently, but I wanted to share the extended cut of the footage with you all.
What makes Kôna really interesting to me is the game’s setting. It takes place in 1970 in the far north of Canada, in what the narrator calls “Cree Country.” Despite the fact that this isn’t a horror title, Kona definitely gives off a creepy vibe because of how atmospheric it is. The desolate setting can’t help but evoke a bit of loneliness and dread in you as you reach civilization only to discover that no one seems to be around. So, even though your character was summoned there to solve what sounded like a simple mystery, that mystery quickly evolves into discovering what happened to an entire community of people on the edge of the civilized world.
The game is technically pre-Beta, and thus not yet released on Steam. However, you can get a beta copy of the game over at GOG, so if you want to take a look at it now, despite its development status, you can definitely do so.
I enjoyed exploring the game, and it’s definitely one I’d like to finish someday. It’s a lot of fun, and I would definitely recommend it! 🙂