With Unravel [official site] being close to release (Feb 9) its developers have released a preview video thingummy to explain more about using yarn monster Yarny to solve puzzles in the game. Behold!
There are trampolines and bridges and grappling hook-type interactions to help you get along. The limitations of cord length and the cuteness and the trailing yarn all remind me of Chibi Robo. Man, I loved Chibi Robo. He was the best.
I’ve been thinking about Yarny and the fact that he is made from one single piece of yarn. Here are the things I would be most worried about if I were him:
Shrinkage because of water
Being bright red and thus attracting unwanted attention (am I yarn-shaming?)
Forgetting how to roll yourself up properly
Being eaten by a dog
Becoming gross stringy dog poop
The question “If I am entirely made from one bit of red yarn why do I have white eyes?”
Encountering a problem which cannot be solved by yarn