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The Unfinished Swan review: Palette cleanser

Video games are good at a lot of things. Typically, they appeal to our baser instincts – usually the desire for power, in whatever form that may take, be it blasting aliens, slaying dragons or scoring touchdowns. What they do particularly well that isn't explored often enough, is rekindle our...

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Unfinished Swan dev diary paints a picture with music

The latest dev diary for The Unfinished Swan dips into the games (unsurprisingly delightful) music. The music was inspired by the game's characters, the boy Monroe and the strange King. Despite the title, however, the soundtrack appears to be devoid of honking, which seems a little disingenuous....

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The Unfinished Swan becomes visible on PSN Oct. 23, a week earlier on Plus

The Unfinished Swan, a sort of first-person puzzle game in which you navigate by splattering the uniformly white world with paint, will arrive on PSN for PlayStation Plus members on October 16 in North America. The wider PSN release will occur one week later on October 23. In Europe, the Plus...

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This Unfinished Swan story trailer is delightful

This trailer for The Unfinished Swan from PAX 2012 delves into the Sony-published, Giant Sparrow-developed game's mysterious plot. While no specific release date has been revealed for this PSN-exclusive game, the game's official site indicates it will launch some time in 2012....

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The Unfinished Swan is 'Whitespace' with more color, swans and wonder

Like thatgamecompany before it, The Unfinished Swan dev team is being pseudo internalized by Sony in order to complete a PSN game exclusively. In so many words, the folks at Giant Sparrow got set up with "office space, equipment, and advice," in exchange for creating a PS3-exclusive title –...

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IndieCade: International Festival Finalists #11-15

All week, Joystiq will be revealing the 25 finalists for the IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, set to take place October 10 through 17 in Bellevue, Washington. The winners will be announced on October 11. The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom (Website) In terms of paradoxes...

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