E3 2015: Unravel: A New Game Coming From Publisher EA

Among the AAA games and franchise at its pre-E3 media briefing, EA also found time to showcase a smaller, more intimate game about love called Unravel.

Unravel, currently being developed by Swedish studio Coldwood Interactive, stars Yarny, a cute little thing made from a single long thread of yarn that unravels the further on the adventure the character goes.

That adventure takes the form of a 2D side sidescrolling, physics based platformer with the main mechanic being that the yarn coming undone can be used in various traversal puzzles as a swing or to lasso a fish and more See some of the possibilities in the trailer below.

I wanted to make something more personal, something with more impact. The game didn’t have to change the world, or even try, but it had to be genuine, it had to have a deeper meaning. It had to have heart. – Martin Sahlin Creative Director, Coldwood Interactive

The look of the game’s environments is inspired by the breathtaking nature in Northern Scandinavia. In fact, Martin Sahlin, creative director on Unravel told a story on stage about how he started designing the game on vacation in Northern Scandinavia, creating a physical Yarny out of some yarn and wire and taking it out to take pictures of in different settings to get inspiration for possible gameplay scenarios.

According to the game’s new website, the story will be heartfelt, about connecting the memories of a long lost family and told entirely without words. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the game from the show floor.

Unravel will be released digitally on PS4 and XBox One.

Written by Albert Chen

Albert Chen

A student of games, I play a bit of everything because I like to see what’s out there. Nothing better than first hand experience when it comes to knowing about games. Current game obsession: Anything MOBA (Paragon, Battleborn, Heroes of the Storm), except, ironically, the most popular ones, LoL and DOTA2.

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