E3 2015: Unravel is EA’s new adorable platformer

By Sherif Saed
15 June 2015 21:28 GMT

EA announced during its E3 2015 presentation a new IP called Unravel from Swedish studio Coldwood Interactive.

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The game is a physics-based puzzle platformer where the main character, Yarny, is made of yarn.

He is made from a single thread of yarn, who embarks on a journey through Northern Scandinavia. Using Yarny’s small thread, players will traverse nature’s obstacles both big and small. Some challenges are simple, and others are more complex.

Along the way, Yarny will unlock a heartfelt story about “love and longing, and the ties that bind.” The tale is told completely without words and Yarny is the red thread that runs through it all.

“The idea of Unravel was created from a very personal place. We didn’t start out by saying we’re going to make a puzzle platforming game. We started by thinking more about our lives, and the things we hold meaningful. We wanted the game to have a heart and the gameplay could always be designed to represent that,” says Martin Sahlin, creative director at Coldwood.

“The tale of Unravel is about love, and the bonds between people. And the yarn is a representation of that. Yarny’s red thread is the tie that connects everything in the game, from the gameplay mechanics to the story, and the people in it.”

Unravel will be available for digital download on Origin for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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