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The Unfinished Swan

Meet the King of The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan

Ian Dallas's Avatar Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 // Creative Director, Giant Sparrow

Like a lot of other great artists, our King is a little crazy.

He’s the one who created the entire world that players will be exploring in The Unfinished Swan. And I don’t want to give too much away, but the King built a lot of cool stuff. If you like all-white statue gardens, giant labyrinths, or colossal monuments to the King then you’re in luck.

Unfortunately, most people don’t like those things. At least not in their backyard. Turns out living in the middle of a giant labyrinth is pretty inconvenient, which is why just about everyone in the kingdom eventually moved away. But the King is the sort of guy who goes right on building the stuff he wants no matter what other people think about it. Whether or not that’s a good thing depends on your point of view and — like I said — how you feel about giant labyrinths.

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+ Ryumoau on August 31st, 2012 at 8:09 am said:

Looks very Artsy Fartsy. I’ll try a demo if it becomes available to see if its actually fun to play, unlike most other indie games on psn.


+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on August 31st, 2012 at 8:10 am said:

Nice job, I’m really looking forward to this game. You know what would be great? Cross-play on Vita.


+ G-Force08 on August 31st, 2012 at 8:12 am said:

Any ETA on this game? I’m really looking forward to it. I love these type of creative works when. Can’t wait!


+ detictiveconan on August 31st, 2012 at 8:26 am said:

Is that the narrator from The tale of Despereaux movie?


+ rezo360 on August 31st, 2012 at 8:27 am said:

Awesome, definite buy for me.


+ T-goose on August 31st, 2012 at 8:35 am said:

This isn’t finished yet! :p


+ FORMIK on August 31st, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

Games that try fresh things like this is what makes gaming so great. I hope this comes out soon, but not during the holiday time when it would get passed over. Regardless, I’m waiting for this.


+ MarinoBrea on August 31st, 2012 at 8:56 am said:



+ aro52 on August 31st, 2012 at 9:34 am said:

I’m in! Release it.

(The narrator sounded like Sigourney Weaver, talking too fast.)


+ ModernYorkster on August 31st, 2012 at 9:56 am said:

Day one purchase from this guy.


+ Wozman23 on August 31st, 2012 at 10:05 am said:

Ian, your post remains unfinished. It doesn’t contain the release date I’ve been anxiously awaiting.


+ angelspawn77 on August 31st, 2012 at 11:35 am said:

Game looks awesome, I love that Playstation is a great platform for these types of games and I love how PS supports them. I will definitely be purchasing this.


That’s because it IS an artsy game, if you can’t truly appreciate art, then this game is not for you. Go back to your killing games.


+ Permafry_42 on August 31st, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

Day 1 for sure. It’s great to see more creative games are coming.


+ Robbie_G_lrish on August 31st, 2012 at 1:00 pm said:

I’m refusing to watch this video or anything else on this game. I want to go into it knowing as little as possible like I did with Journey.


+ ThatCarlosGuy on August 31st, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

I like what I see!

Any word on a release date?

Late September, early October, late 2012?

Regardless, I cannot wait. This game looks fantastic!


+ GhostMachine1 on August 31st, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

<———–Day 1.


+ Berae on August 31st, 2012 at 6:23 pm said:

Cant wait, it looks unique!


+ ms-1998 on September 1st, 2012 at 2:50 am said:

looks to boring


+ princess_miwi on September 1st, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

This looks so adorable!

(And I feel like his mom… starting a lot of new things and never finishing any… heh)


+ brooklynzak on September 1st, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

And this is why I love Sony: always ready to take risks and support a creative vision.


+ SuperPurrKat on September 1st, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

I enjoy creating things & puzzles, so this sounds like fun. :)


+ iiGeTMoNeY23 on September 3rd, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

PlayStation Vita version with Cross Buy, Cross Saves and if possible, Cross Controller.


+ TwinDad on September 4th, 2012 at 8:18 am said:

The game was at PAX and is very difficult to describe. It was one of my more enjoyable experiences at PAX.

I know I talked to them about release dates, but if I Said one I could be wrong and confused it in my head with the other hundreds of games that were at PAX.


+ ELVISBNE on September 4th, 2012 at 12:50 pm said:

The King of Unfinished Swan’s voice sounds like Da Vinci in Little Big Planet, love it

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