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Unravel Gets A Free Demo

Chris Anderson / March 30, 2016 at 10:02 AM / Gaming, Gaming News

Guns ‘n Roses are coming back, retro design is somehow relevant again and now free demo’s are also back. If I didn’t know what calendars are I would be convinced that this was still the 90s. 

Starting today, you can give Coldwood Interactive’s charming physics-based puzzle platformer featuring the adorable hero made of yarn Unravel a go before you buy it. The very first level of the game can be downloaded and tried out by anyone who owns an Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Microsoft Windows PC via the Origin app.

While Xbox One owners and PC players will be able to play the demo for a total of 10 hours (not unlike the other demos on Origin and  their paid EA Access service) but players on the PlayStation 4 will have unlimited access to the first level.

Unravel is a unique physics-based puzzle platformer centered around a tiny, endearing character named Yarny. Small in size, but big in heart, Yarny is a positive force in a world filled with life’s challenges. As Yarny’s adventure unfolds, players will unlock a heartfelt story about love and longing, and the ties that bind, with Yarny as the red thread that runs through it all.

The interesting thing is that this comes in a time where free demos are all but a thing of the past (who remembers those cd-roms you got with certain games magazines in the 90s? Those were ace.) so one might wonder what’s changed to bring them back now. Still, free stuff is nothing to sneeze at!


Quick Take

Pretty cool they’re giving prospective buyers a way to try out the game without resorting to more . . . illegitimate ways of trying before buying. I still need to play this game so this makes it all the easier to jump in and give it a go before committing to it.

 


Chris Anderson

Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.



  • Galbador

    Ah yes, good old demo that allows us to take a look into an upcoming game. I got mine from friends and magazines (for example Jazz Jackrabbit, Tomb Raider, Destruction Derby, Duke Nukem 2, Monkey Island aso). But in my eyes, demos should be free from the get-go. These are the demonstration of an upcoming game and devs don’t do themselves a favor to demand money for that, even though this is not the first time they did or magazines aso.

    Nice to see that SOMEONE tries this. Unfortunately, it is EA, which means, I will not download the cancer to my beloved PS4 or wherever they will upload for download.

  • Chris Anderson

    Still not very good at not dragging in the past I see. You’re not given them money if you wanna try this.

  • Galbador

    No, but I don’t do a blind bargain.

  • Chris Anderson

    I have no idea what that means but you do you!

  • Galbador

    It means that something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true nature or value, especially when buying without inspecting the item beforehand.

  • Chris Anderson

    Ah, but you’re not buying anything now are you?

  • Galbador

    I think, I misread something in yor last post. What I meant in general, is that devs want to see money even for the demo, which is nowadays cleverly Calls early access.

  • Chris Anderson

    Yes, but in reality trying this doesn’t cost you anything. Hence: free.

  • Galbador

    I had to correct my last comment. Sorry for that.

  • Chris Anderson

    I mean…you’re kinda right, but it’s not relevant here. It’s demo. Not early access. A demo.

  • Galbador

    That is true, but it is not the point I made with my original post before I misread yor post. What I meant was, that I don’t support EA in any kind of form; neither as in buying a game from them nor downloading a demo.