Unraveled announced

Criss Oliva writes in to tell me about the existence of Unraveled, a platformer / jRPG hybrid being developed by two-person indie team RosePortal Games.

The premise: Unraveled tells

the story of a little girl whose family has gone missing at a ship breaking yard. Based on real events, Unraveled takes you through a child’s imagination as she seeks out her parents.

As you travel through the ship breaking yard in search of her parents, the ghastly rotten environment transforms into various fantastical settings. Accompanied by flashbacks and exciting events, Unraveled subtly gives you all the pieces of a story.

The story is based on real events — inspired by the documentary The Wire Nest. Ship breaking yards and those who live around them are hardly ever covered by media and news. These families have to cope with horrible living conditions while facing the daily threat of their extinction. We wanted to cover this obscure aspect of our world!

The devs write that Unraveled is heavily story-driven, and that combat is “infrequent, smooth and strategic — each battle plays like a boss encounter.” There’s an early teaser trailer out that gives a taste of what we can expect:

Unraveled is planned for release in early 2015 at a $7.99 price point, Windows only. In the meantime, you can upvote Unraveled on Steam Greenlight if this looks like the sort of thing you’d like to have on Steam.

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