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EA To Publish A Yarn Platformer, Unravel

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Electronic Arts have teamed up with Coldwood Interactive, a Swedish studio, to develop Unravel, a puzzle platformer featuring a yarn theme. You can watch a trailer for the game above.

 

Here’s how EA describe Unravel’s features:

 

  • Environment: Inspired by the breath-taking, lush environments of Northern Scandinavia, traverse nature’s beauty as well as the dangers that it has in store.

 

  • Puzzles: 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.

 

  • Underlying Story: 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 in development for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.