“We are very proud to have Gloria O?Neill as a presenter at our first ever Hawaiian Media Makers Conference,” announced Leanne Ferrer, Executive Director of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC). “We are excited to hear first hand how an Alaskan Native community created a game with the potential of becoming a huge financial success!”
In her role as President and CEO of Upper One Games, Gloria O'Neill oversees the first indigenous-owned video game developer and publisher in the United States. In addition, she is Executive Chair of E-Line Media, serves as President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and sits on the Board of Regents for the University of Alaska.
CITC provides social services to Alaskan Native people and helping them reach their greatest potential. They accomplish this through investments in education, work development, assisting families and other creative means – like video games. “We wanted to think about harnessing the power of technology and media and the idea of video games was born. What we found out is that there hadn't been a major investment by an indigenous people in the gaming industry and we wanted to take that space and we want to share our culture with the world by using video games, “ said Ms. O‘Neill.
Never Alone is about an endless blizzard and the challenge of the game is to find the source of this endless blizzard and restore balance to the environment. Its worldwide release launch is set for Nov. 4, 2014.
The Hawaiian Media Makers Conference will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel on October 29. Register to attend at http://www.hawaiianmediamakers.com/
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