EA-published indie game “Unravel” is adorable, thanks in no small part to its gorgeous graphics and unspeakably cute lead character – a skinny humanoid made from yarn.
It has to be said, though, that there’s far more to the game than the simple 2D platformer we were initially expecting. Yarny’s dangling bit of thread is more than just a means of traversing the landscape. It’s an integral means of solving each area’s puzzles. Yarny only has a finite amount of thread. If he unravels too much, he won’t be able to reach the end of the level. Each level is also a kind of sandbox, which means there are multiple ways of solving puzzles and finding your way to the end.
We’ve learned all of this thanks to the new gameplay trailer below, which elegantly explains how “Unravel” works. Simply put, there’s far more to the game than retro platforming and pretty graphics. The way Yarny can interact with the environment is ingenious, and will clearly lead to some downright mindbending conundrums. You can read more about the game and see the videos below.
Unravel introduces Yarny, a new lovable character made from a single thread of yarn, who embarks on a seemingly larger than life journey through the breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia.
Using Yarny’s thread and big heart, traverse nature’s obstacles through different physics-based puzzles in this unique puzzle platformer. Swing over a tree gap or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Along the way, witness Yarny unlock a heartfelt story re-uniting a family’s lost loved ones.
Told completely without words, Yarny is the bond that ties everything together.
Yarny is a tiny new character made from a single thread of yarn that slowly unravels as he embarks on a seemingly larger than life journey.
Inspired by the breath-taking, lush environments of Northern Scandinavia, traverse nature’s beauty as well as the dangers that it has in store.
Using Yarny’s thread, interact with the environment to swing across a tree gap or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. The tools may be simple but they have ability to accomplish complex puzzles.
Unlock a heartfelt story re-connecting the memories of a long lost family. The tale is told completely without words, and Yarny is the bond that ties everything together.
“Unravel” is out on Feb. 9 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Are you excited to play this game?
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