This new game puts you smack dab in the middle of blizzard-ravaged 1970’s Canada, a setting basically untouched in the gaming world. You play as private detective Carl Faubert. Your goal? Investigate strange events going on around Atamipek Lake and figure out what sort of supernatural shenanigans are afoot, all while fighting the elements to survive against the odds.
Kona looks like it might be one of the best games of the year and maybe even one of the best survival adventure games of all time– there really isn’t anything like it out there. The storyline is compelling and quite eerie, but it doesn’t go so far as to define itself as a horror game.
The novel setting of Kona also lends itself to new narratives and types of adventure that can be had- not to mention that Kona’s rendering of the woods of Northern Canada is gorgeous. The soundtrack is also unique, featuring Canadian folk music from band Curé Label.
The developers, Ravenscourt and Parable, are planning on releasing Kona later this year to Xbox One, PS4, and PC. It may not (currently) be one of the most pre-ordered games of 2017, but it will no doubt be a contender for Game of the Year.
If that got you in the mood for some survival action, check out the trailer.