Inua wins “Cultural Impact” award from Apple and “Best scenario” from Google Play!

This Tuesday, Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, the game that The Pixel Hunt co-produced with IKO and Arte France, won the cultural impact award from Apple. And yesterday, it was Google who gave it an award for the best scenario, in the Google Play Best Of 2022. What a week!

Of course, we’re very happy because it’s always nice to receive awards, especially from Apple, a rather selective brand. But it’s even truer when the category you win in is particularly valuable in your eyes. Working on Inua – A Story in Ice and Time was an opportunity for us to meet with Inuit Elders, writers and actors, to immerse ourselves in their History, and to reflect on our own. So we’re not going to lie, winning a “cultural impact award” or a “best scenario” award is precious. In fact, it’s to shake up that part of the video game industry a little bit that The Pixel Hunt exists.

By the way, our next game, The Wreck, is coming up very soon: next March, if our calculations are right. In the meantime, if you’re interested in this story about grief, family relationships and hope, don’t hesitate to add the game to your wishlist on Steam, it helps us a lot to tame the algorithm.

See you soon!
The Pixel Hunt team

Inua – A Story in Ice and Time

Inua is a mystical point & click adventure about three protagonists with intertwined fates, living decades apart in the Great North. Explore Time & Space, gather ideas and manipulate their minds to change the course of History.

A mystical game in Canadian far north

Inua is a mystical narrative adventure spanning several time periods in the Canadian far north.
Follow the story of Taïna, Peter and Simon, three characters separated by more than a century but whose destinies are mysteriously intertwined with Nanurluk, the great polar bear.
10 000 thousand years ago, nanurluk lived peacefully with her cubs? One day, motivated by ambition and their desire to show their superiority, humans attacked her. After a long and dire hunt, Nanurluk was slain ,disturbing the balance between man and nature.
Navigate through time and instill ideas into the minds of characters to bring back harmony to the world.

Of time and space

Travel to the Canadian far north, navigate between the ages and interact with the past to change the present. Inua, will have you unravel space-time to solve puzzles and guide the characters. Each level is made up of several scenes that take place in the same location, but at different times. As you move from scene to scene and era to era, you will uncover events from the past. You will be able to breathe new ideas into the characters to help them overcome the obstacles that stand in their way and change the course of history.

An epic of historic proportion

The original and supernatural scenario of Inua is based on a very real story: that of the Franklin Expedition, a British mission in the 19th century set to explore the then unknown Arctic. Shipwreck, illness, mutiny: by gathering clues, you can shed light on the tragic destiny of this expedition, whose fate is still largely unknown..

Inua – A Story in Ice and Time is :

  • A supernatural tale based on incredible historical facts.
  • An extraordinary story inspired by Inuit spirituality, based on extensive research with Inuit artists and supervised by an Inuit author
  • Original puzzles based on space and time manipulation

Inua is a coproduction by The Pixel Hunt, IKO and ARTE France.
The game will be accessible in early 2022, on PC, Mac, iOS and Android.