Unravel is a newly announced game from Electronic Arts.
Developed by Coldwood, a 14-person team from Norden, Sweden, Unravel follows a yarn creature named, well, Yarney. The character uses its own body made of yarn, which unravels as it moves, to traverse environments.
Martin Sahlin, Unravel’s creative director, said the game was created out of the need to tell a story with a heart and personal feelings. The string on Yarney represents “love and the bonds that we make,” Sahlin said. The yarn comes undone as players move because it represents “what happens when we’re separated from something we love… you are the red thread that runs through someone’s life trying to tie all their missing pieces back together” Sahlin said.
The gameplay features physics based 2D platforming and puzzles through various environments, ranging from concrete roads to forests and snow.
EA did not say when Unravel would release, but it will be available as a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin.
Check out the game’s website at unravelgame.com.
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