Remember the indie game from EA and Coldwood Interactive where you play a character made of yarn? The above image should jog your memory. Today, the game received a new trailer and a release date. It’s coming on February 9, 2016. Here’s the new story trailer.
Creative director Martin Sahlin talks about gaming and Unravel in a statement.
“Gaming is a powerful platform, able to inspire players and touch their hearts. With Unravel, we’re hoping to do just that. Yarny’s quest is to mend broken bonds and the yarn represents the love and connection between people. Along the way, we’ll test your cleverness with environment-based puzzles inspired by our home in Northern Sweden.”
Unravel looks stunning. It’s great to see even large publishers like EA help small developers bring their visions to life. Ubisoft is another publisher that often supports the indie developer scene.
Sahlin isn’t out to “change the world” with Unravel. “But it had to be genuine, it had to have a deeper meaning. It had to have heart.”
Besides solving physics-based, Unravel will take us on a journey with zero dialogue as we reunite a family’s lost loved ones. We won’t be diving into a world for hundreds of hours, but it might touch our hearts. And that’s all Coldwood Interactive is aiming for.
Unravel will cost $20 when it hits in February on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.