DeneQuest: Inkoze

An immersive 48-bit language learning game which brings the players from their home or classroom onto the land. Players gain animal friends along the way, with special abilities, all while going back to the lost community of Rocher River.

  • Eileen Beaver
    Three Feathers, Is It Christmas Yet, Me Too
  • Kyle Napier
    Three Feathers, Native Land Digital, nehiyaw nikamonak, Canadian Mountain Network Podcast, Presenting Our Presence Podcast
  • Kyle Napier
    Three Feathers, Native Land Digital, nehiyaw nikamonak, Canadian Mountain Network Podcast, Presenting Our Presence Podcast
  • Kyle Napier
  • Justin Heron
  • Willis Janvier
    Key Cast
    Dene Yati Podcast
  • Nicole Josie
    Lead Artists
    Learning with Animals: Etthen heldelį
  • Eleanor Buckley
    Lead Artists
  • Tyarra Goodman
    Lead Artists
  • William Macdonald
    Key Collaborators
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    RPG, Language Learning
  • Minimum Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Maximum Runtime:
    60 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds
  • Average Runtime:
    15 hours
  • Variable Runtime Details:
    The game is playable, and can be fast-tracked (or speed ran) in an hour, or players can take their time to fully immerse themselves in the game, continually test their knowledge, and learn Dene.
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Alberta
  • NAISA North 2022
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    June 23, 2022
  • Indigenous Literary Studies Association
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    June 18, 2022
    North American Premiere
  • Mentor-Apprentice Program | Government of the Northwest Territories
    Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    March 17, 2022
  • Conference for Graduate Students in Language, Communication and Culture
    Edmonton, AB
    August 20, 2022
Distribution Information
  • South Slave Divisional Education Council
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Eileen Beaver, Kyle Napier

Kyle Napier is Dene/nêhiyaw Métis from Northwest Territory Métis Nation. He is the co-chair of Native Land Digital, as well as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria, the Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, Mount Royal University, and NorQuest College. He develops language resources, conducts research, provides consultation, and collaboratively designs media with, by, and for Indigenous communities. In the Fall of 2022, he began his PhD at the University of Alberta in Educational Policy Studies — Indigenous Peoples Education. He remains passionate about Indigenous language reclamation, and is a learner of the Indigenous languages of his ancestry — which include both Dene Dedlıne Yatı and sakâw-nêhiyawêwin. Kyle’s areas of research focus involve Indigenous Research Methodologies; Indigenous intellectual property and copyright; Indigenous language reclamation, revitalization, maintenance and acquisition; collaborative media building through relationships; critical policy studies; and Indigenous culture, language and knowledge stewardship and mobilization across digital spaces and communities.

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