Sweden’s Coldwood Interactive and US-based Electronic Arts announced a partnership to develop a new physics-based puzzle platformer titled Unravel at E3 in Los Angeles.
Unravel introduces “Yarny”, a tiny character made from a single thread of yarn, who embarks on a larger-than-life journey through breath-taking environments in Northern Scandinavia. Unravel is a game about overcoming obstacles, big and small. Some challenges are simple, like using Yarny’s thread to swing across a gap, or rappel down a tree. Sometimes things get more complex, and players will need to use Yarny’s thread in clever and creative ways to find a path forward.
“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 Coldwood Interactive creative director Martin Sahlin. “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.”
Check out the gameplay trailer:
About Coldwood Interactive
Umeå-based independent game studio Coldwood Interactive was founded in 2003 by a tight knit group of veteran game developers with over 40 years of collective industry experience. Coldwood Interactive has produced six different titles published on six different platforms.
Learn more about the studio at www.coldwood.com.