Back in 2008 a prototype for a painting game for the PS3 was released, and then for years not a single sound was heard about the project. That is until now.
Developed by Giant Sparrow, The Unfinished Swan is set to release for PSN later this year. Taking a rather unique approach to game design, you play by painting a totally white space through the action of throwing globules of paint. This then reveals that the white space is in fact a landscape made of objects.
Story wise you play as a boy named Monroe who is chasing after a swan who has stepped out of a painting and wandered into a surreal and unfinished world.
Writing on the Playstation Blog, Creative Director Ian Dallas went on to describe how this “painting a white world stuff is actually just the first 15 minutes.” Apparently “things get really weird,” after that.
Dallas also talks about how when the game was first unveiled people believed it to be a horror title, but now they feel that its all about exploring the world and evoking a sense of wonderment.
“One of the biggest challenges we had was figuring out what the game was going to be about. The idea of painting a white world is pretty abstract. You could make all kinds of different games about that. A lot of people who saw it a few years ago assumed it was going to be a horror game. And it totally could have been. But after splatting stuff for a few months we realized what we liked most about it was the sense of wonder it created. We liked not knowing what was out there.”
Below you can see a trailer for this weird and wonderful title, and then a smattering of images for you to enjoy.