Embark on an uplifting journey through the mind of Tom in Unwording. Solve word puzzles, explore the neighborhood through multiple perspectives, and help Tom work towards experiencing a better day by overcoming his negative self-talk and thought patterns.

Tom sees the world through a lonely, glass-half-empty lens. To him, everyday objects morph into complex word puzzles, reminding him of all that he lacks. As he solves each puzzle, the solutions spell out messages that are irrational and defeating.



Until one day, he forgets to shut his window and lets a mischievous little yellow bird into his life, turning his life upside down.

The bird's mischief causes chaos, and by solving word puzzles and exploring his neighborhood, Tom must begin to see things from a different perspective, changing his mindset and transforming his life and the world around him.



Features:

  • Three distinct art styles that reflect Tom's inner world - from 2D to 2.5D to 3D.
  • A heartfelt story told without uttering a single word of dialogue.
  • Challenging word puzzles that change as each in-game day passes, telling their own story.
  • Optional “Easy mode” if you’re here just for the story, not the challenge.
  • A soothing and tender soundtrack by Trevor Kowalski that evolves with the game.
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Unwording is out now!

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Unwording, a narrative-driven game about overcoming negative self-talk, launches on Steam and GOG today for £4.29 / $4.99 / €4.59

Join Tom, a person with a glass-half-empty perspective, as he embarks on a journey through the streets
of his neighborhood and his own mind. Accompanied by a mischievous yellow bird, help Tom challenge
his thoughts and have a better day by solving word puzzles, exploring his neighborhood through multiple
visual styles, and gaining a new perspective on life.

Unwording draws from the developer’s own personal experiences with negative thought patterns and is
inspired by games such as Florence, Mosaic, and When the Past was Around.

“The response to the demo was overwhelmingly positive, with many players expressing emotional
connections to the game's themes and characters.” said Armaan Sandhu, founder of Frostwood
Interactive. “Developing the game was a cathartic and growing experience for me - I really hope playing
the game is similarly helpful to the players, and is as meaningful to them as it was to me in its creation.”

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Unwording is now available for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam
(https://store.steampowered.com/app/1974250/Unwording) and GOG
(Gog.com) for $4.99 /£4.29 / €4.59, featuring a 10% discount as part of the Steam Puzzle Fest (April 24 - May 1) and LudoNarraCon (May 4 - 8)

About the game:

Embark on an uplifting journey through the mind of Tom in Unwording. Solve word puzzles, explore the neighborhood through multiple perspectives, and help Tom work towards experiencing a better day by overcoming his negative self-talk and thought patterns.

Tom sees the world through a lonely, glass-half-empty lens. To him, everyday objects morph into complex word puzzles, reminding him of all that he lacks. As he solves each puzzle, the solutions spell out messages that are irrational and defeating.


Until one day, he forgets to shut his window and lets a mischievous little yellow bird into his life, turning his life upside down.

The bird's mischief causes chaos, and by solving word puzzles and exploring his neighborhood, Tom must begin to see things from a different perspective, changing his mindset and transforming his life and the world around him.


Features:

  • Three distinct art styles that reflect Tom's inner world - from 2D to 2.5D to 3D.
  • A heartfelt story told without uttering a single word of dialogue.
  • Challenging word puzzles that change as each in-game day passes, telling their own story.
  • Optional “Easy mode” if you're here just for the story, not the challenge.
  • A soothing and tender soundtrack by Trevor Kowalski that evolves with the game.

Important links:

Unwording devlog #2 - back to work, and working on improvements

Unwording devlog #2 - back to work, and working on improvements

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Thank you for playing the Unwording demo and for all the helpful feedback.

Announcing Unwording - a narrative driven puzzle game

Announcing Unwording - a narrative driven puzzle game

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Independent developer Frostwood Interactive is excited to announce its new title “Unwording” - a narrative-driven puzzle game about happiness, gratitude...

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