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    Reviews

    “In the meantime, if you’re jonesing for some adventuring, this is the most fun I’ve had in the traditional wing of the genre in a long time.”
    Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    “Turmoil’s Finns have created a game that is ambitious, adult, and genuinely scary. Drawing inspiration from old sources — Native American myths, 80′s horror movies, and 90′s adventure games — they have created a game that is modern in its storytelling sensibilities and brash originality.”
    GameFront

    “...despite being in a niche genre, Alpha Polaris is my pick for the best horror game of 2011 so far, largely due to the story, voice acting and ambience.”
    DiehardGameFan

    About This Game

    In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors...

    Alpha Polaris is an old-school adventure game focusing on character-driven horror and environmental themes. Previously released worldwide in retail, the game features professional voice-acted dialogues, hand-drawn dialogue portraits and an original soundtrack.

    Alpha Polaris was developed by Turmoil Games, an indie game studio situated in Finnish Lapland, making the game an authentic Arctic production. Developed during two long and dark Finnish winters, inspiration for the game was drawn from such sources as inuit legends, Cthulhu mythos and the very real blight polar bears face today.

    The Steam edition includes:
    • Expanded resolution support (MINIMUM RESOLUTION 1280x768)
    • Steam achievements & trading cards
    • Minor tweaks & bug fixes, tweaked dialogues
    • English voice acting, ingame texts available in English, Russian, German and Polish

    Contributed by jaXen (257846) on Jan 18, 2017.

www.turmoilgames.com (Developer's website):

    The Game

    In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris™, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors. It is up to Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, to take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

    “The heart of the game is its restrained horror setting. It allows us to explore a wide range of human themes in a realistic way: paranoia, isolation, friendship, love and so on. To us, that is the core of a good horror adventure.” -project leader Teemu Vilén.

    Alpha Polaris: a Horror Adventure Game will be available on Windows PC on 24.6.2011. The game will be initially available for download in English and German. Other language versions (announced later) will be published regionally.

    Demo of Alpha Polaris is now available for download: English version / German version. The required minimum resolution is 1280×800.

    GAME FEATURES

    • Mature, character-driven storyline
    • Streamlined point & click interface
    • Puzzles are an integral part of the story
    • 3D characters in beautiful, pre-rendered scenes
    • Full spoken dialogue
    • 1280x800 widescreen resolution
    • Expressive, hand-drawn dialogue portraits
    • Atmospheric soundscape including original soundtrack

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (248746) on Sep 24, 2011.

Turmoil Games press release (June 24, 2011):

    Alpha Polaris: A Horror Adventure Game Launches

    Turmoil Games, in partnership with Berlin-based Just A Game, is proud to announce the launch of Alpha Polaris, a point & click horror adventure game for Windows PC.

    The game is available now as a digital download from www.turmoilgames.com.
    A localized German retail version is available from Greenwood Entertainment. Other localizations are soon to follow.

    In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies Alpha Polaris, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors. It is up to Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, to take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

    Main features:

    Mature, character-driven storyline
    Streamlined point & click interface
    Puzzles are an integral part of the story
    3D characters in beautiful, pre-rendered scenes
    1280 x 800 widescreen resolution
    Expressive, hand-drawn dialogue portraits
    Atmospheric soundscape including original soundtrack

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (248746) on Sep 24, 2011.

Just A Game press release (December 15, 2010):

    Just A Game Secures Horror Adventure Alpha Polaris

    Berlin, Germany, December 15th 2010 – The Berlin publisher Just A Game takes on the worldwide sales of Alpha Polaris. The horror adventure game, developed for PC by Turmoil Games, is scheduled to appear in first quarter 2011. Alpha Polaris scores with its fresh setting as well as a unique detailed photo-realism meets comics graphical style.

    The plot leads players through serenely beautiful settings in the middle of an icy Greenland, where mysterious happenings are afoot at the US research station Alpha Polaris. Shut off from any kind of civilisation and totally isolated in the research station, the player finds himself stepping into the unknown in the role of Norwegian biologist Rune Knudsen. Very soon he finds himself confronting his deepest fears as he is catapulted into a life and death struggle.

    On their way to unravelling the sinister secrets of the Alpha Polaris research station, players solve numerous puzzles which have been skilfully woven into the narrative. As the story unfolds it moves through 40 richly detailed settings underscored by an atmospheric soundscape. The sumptuous background landscapes as well as the game’s multi-layered characters convince and engage through their finely crafted design. Dozens of cut-scenes move the story forward, creating a sinister atmosphere guaranteed to send a chill down the spine of even the most hardened adventure buff.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (248746) on Sep 24, 2011.