Developed by Giant Sparrow and fostered by SCE Santa Monica Studio, The Unfinished Swan is likely to be another high quality independent game that blows expectations out of the water. Well, maybe not entirely independent. Sony managed to snatch The Unfinished Swan up for themselves, keeping the game PlayStation 3 exclusive. Don't let that stop you from at least watching the trailer, though -- it's worth seeing.
Featuring a unique paint-based gameplay mechanic, The Unfinished Swan players will have to discover the path in front of them one blot of paint at a time. The trailer likely only provides a small glimpse at the paint-based puzzles Giant Sparrow has come up with. Still, just the idea of an entire world hidden in white, waiting to be discovered fills me with excitement.
The ideas behind the game can likely be summarized by Giant Sparrow's self-description:
"Giant Sparrow is a small video game company focused on creating surreal experiences people have never had before. Our dream is to make the world a stranger, more interesting place."
The Unfinished Swan is expected for release in 2012 exclusively for the PlayStation 3. We'll let you know more about this strange and interesting game as we hear about it.