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In Alpha Polaris the player takes control over Rune Knudsen, a member of a research team in Greenland. They are on the search for oil wells but they also find tracks from an ancient Inuit legend regarding an demon. And so the classical horror story of isolation, nightmares and human stress unfolds...

The game itself uses the traditional point & click interface of its time and takes place in modeled backgrounds with static camera angles. The puzzles are mostly inventory based and focus on physical and technical science. Other puzzles require decrypting the meaning of Inuit symbols - the solutions have to be typed in with the keyboard. Another important part of the game is interacting with the other characters in multiple choice dialogues: the capitalist who is in for the money, the scientist and the Inuit love interest. To help the player there is the possibility to display all spots on a screen which can be interacted with.


Alpha Polaris Windows Now Rune stands in his room. (Demo version)
Alpha Polaris Windows Antarctica: white and cold. (Demo version)
Alpha Polaris Windows Cave paintings
Alpha Polaris Windows One press of a button shows all hot-spots. (Demo version)

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Alpha Polaris: Ужас во льдах" -- Russian spelling
  • "Alpha Polaris: Thriller Przygodowy" -- Polish tag-line title
  • "Alpha Polaris: Mystery Adventure" -- UK tag-line title
  • "Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game" -- Steam tag-line title

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Critic Reviews

GameFront Jul 26, 2011 75 out of 100 75
Adventure's Planet Aug 05, 2012 75 out of 100 75
GamingLives Oct 02, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Adventure Gamers Jun 24, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Jun 23, 2011 64 out of 100 64
Adventure Classic Gaming Oct 10, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
4Players.de Jul 07, 2011 60 out of 100 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jul 26, 2011 42 out of 100 42
GamePro (US) Aug 24, 2011 2 out of 5 40
Rock, Paper, Shotgun Jul 04, 2011 Unscored Unscored


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Patrick Bregger (273114) added Alpha Polaris (Windows) on Sep 23, 2011
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