Gamescom 2015 has already come and gone, but there’s one game from the convention I didn’t get to cover that I felt needed to be shared, even if it’s a week late.
The game is titled Unravel, and it’s a physics-based side scroller puzzle platformer in which you play as a small character made of yarn named, quite fittingly, Yarny. It’s still early and we need to wait to see how it looks and plays whenever it gets released, but at the moment it’s one of the best looking side scroller games I’ve ever seen.
You can read more about the game and see the three and a half minute Gamescom gameplay trailer, as well as the game’s announcement gameplay trailer from E3 2015, in the videos below.
Yarny is a tiny new character made from a single thread of yarn that slowly unravels as he embarks on a seemingly larger than life journey.
Inspired by the breath-taking, lush environments of Northern Scandinavia, traverse nature’s beauty as well as the dangers that it has in store.
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.
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 currently expected to release sometime in early 2016.
In Unravel you play as Yarny, a tiny new character made from a single thread of yarn that slowly unravels as you move.
In this physics-based puzzle game platformer, you have to traverse nature’s obstacles inspired by the breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia.