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This game was a surprise edition to Eurogamer for me, having heard nothing of it before hand I felt intrigued and compelled to see what it was all about.
The unfinished swan starts with a story of a young boy whose mother loved to paint. When she unexpectedly passed on the boy was allowed to keep one of her paintings of his choice he chose ‘The Unfinished Swan’, one night he woke to find the swan missing and a mysterious doorway in his room….
At this point I stared blankly at the completely white screen waiting for something to happen, maybe it was loading… I pressed lots of buttons and nothing, until I hit a shoulder button, then all of a sudden I black blob flew out in front of me, SPLAT! I had found out what I was supposed to do.
The Unfinished Swan is a completely blank canvas of a game where throwing black blobs around will lead you around this blind maze. The demo itself should only have taken 10 minutes so it seemed right that it would take me nearly 20 trying to figure out how to get over the water (I’m not the fastest hence the gamer tag!) I did eventually reach the end of the level but by that point Marius was bored of recording me; I can’t say I blame him!
If you’d like to witness The Unfinished Swan be sure to check out our Eurogamer video on You Tube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSf6G2rvxeY&feature=plcp
Developers Giant Sparrow have yet to give a confirmed date of release simply stating, “It’s being developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and will be available for download sometime in 2012.” If, like me, you have an Xbox360 and not the PS3 it’s a case of the un-started Swan
(Wipe ink from screen to return to normality)