Coldwood Interactive has released a new trailer for its upcoming physics-based puzzle platformer, Unravel, which focuses on Yarny’s character and the inspiration behind it. Writing on the game’s official website, Creative Director Martin Sahlin said that Yarny is a “fragile but capable” character and is a manifestation of the love and bonds between people.
Yarn means a lot of things in Unravel. It represents the bonds between people, the red thread that ties everyone and everything together. It stands for love, and Yarny is the manifestation of all of those things. Tethered to something important at the start of the game (and trying to make it to the end without unraveling), Yarny is a helper – a positive force.
I really wanted Yarny to be brave, and to accomplish great things despite being so small. I hoped when we were making the game that Yarny would be empathetic and relatable, and based on your support, I can see that Yarny is already reaching people.
Unravel is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on February 9, 2016.