IGN released some new gameplay footage of indie puzzle platformer Unravel:

Unravel raised quite a large amount of interest when it was first shown off at E3 this year. Coming from Swedish studio Coldwood and published by EA, the physics-based platformer sees you play as a small creature made of yarn who unravels as they moves. In the video, you’ll see some of the more challenging areas being played as the environments flicker from home, to factory to a street in the rain.

If you want to find out about what inspired the concept for the game, it’s well worth reading this post from Martin Sahlin- the Creative Director at Coldwood. He talks about his intentions with the game, the story, the puzzles and his feelings on video games and video games being art. Here’s an excerpt:

The gameplay is all about overcoming obstacles, both big and small. Some challenges are simple, like using your yarn to swing across a gap, or rappelling down a tree. Sometimes things get more complex, so complex that when you look back at the tangled, winding weave of yarn that’s left behind you, you have to wonder how you even got to where you’re at. A bit like life, I guess.

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On an unrelated note, I am loving the soundtrack.