The PS3 has been home to quite a few experimental games that are really more like experiences. Until now, thatgamecompany’s been pretty much the sole provider for these kinds of experiments, but an old prototype is resurfacing to show other companies want to do it too. Giant Sparrow’s stepping up to give it a try too, by presenting PS3 owners with The Unfinished Swan.
Actually, a lot isn’t really known about The Unfinished Swan yet. We really only know what the beginning of the game will be like. Monroe, a young boy, saw a swan escape from a painting. (As you can guess, it wasn’t exactly complete.) So he grabs his paintbrush and heads out after it. Players see everything through Monroe’s eyes and must use his paint to make things appear in the world before him. For example, the first 15 minutes of the game tasks players with sending globs of black paint onto a white, blank canvas to give Monroe someplace to go.
Since a game like The Unfinished Swan is hard to visualize, here’s a trailer to clarify things.
You get to see the tossing of lots of paint and the reveal of a castle surrounded by a gigantic maze, not to mention that swan.
Basically, if you love artsy and experimental games, like Flower, Limbo or Journey, you’re probably going to want to keep an eye on The Unfinished Swan. We still don’t know when it will be released or what the rest of the game will be like, but at least now we can go through the next few weeks until E3 knowing that The Unfinished Swan still exists.
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