With the huge advancements of technology in the last decades, it’s no wonder that games are no longer simply games. Nowadays, unless it’s about an established franchise, there are a ton of developers out there that want to bring us games that are more about the experience than about the gameplay. Lo and behold, this time I’m referring to EA, as the once most hated companies in the world brings you the emotion-filled platformer ‘Unravel’ to tug at your heartstrings this February.
- The game will be available on February 9th, for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
- The game presentation and the original trailer were first released at E3 this year
- The level art was inspired by the developers’ city in Northern Sweden
- If you are a member of EA Access, you can play the game before its official release
- The game will be available starting at $19.99 in North America
‘Unravel’ will give you the story of Yarny, our small protagonist that just happens to be made out of yarn. Yarny decides to go outside and brave the world, after his creator, a nice old lady, goes out of her house and leaves him alone.
He will then have to travel through the beautifully designed environment, and navigate a variety of puzzles by using the limited amount of yarn he’s made of, in order to presumably reach his creator.
You will have to use Yarny in creative ways, and to think outside the box in order to navigate brilliantly designed level after brilliantly designed level, with some challenges being as simple as rappelling down a tree, and others giving you pause to think how to finish the level while using as little yarn as possible.
You will also be collecting memories of people along the way, as Yarny can be seen interacting with a number of still images of people along his way, and I’m sure that the feature is just a metaphor waiting to happen.
Coldwood’s Creative Director Martin Sahlin promises a heart-felt adventure filled with love, longing, and the ties that bind.
The red yarn our main character is entirely made of is a very nice metaphorical representation of the love and connection between people.
The new trailer for the game came out recently, and it is more story based than the previous one, which focused mostly on gameplay and graphics.
You can watch the trailer for the game below.
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