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Upper One Games founded as first native American games studio

E-Line Media and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council have joined forces to launch Upper One Games, which is believed to tbe the very first Native American games developer. The Alaska-based company already has its first game in the works, focusing on an Inupiat girl and featuring music, stories and tools from Alaska Native culture. Set in the Arctic, it has the protagonist surviving in the wild by drawing on stories passed down by Elders. Polygon has quite an extensive feature introducing some key people and outlining the company's aims.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.