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Adventure game that starts with a completely white space in which the player, a boy named Monroe is chasing after a swan that has escaped a painting, while simultaneously learning the story of a lonely king.


Ian Dallas


Ian Dallas, Hans Rodionoff (additional writing by)
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Credited cast:
Terry Gilliam ... The King
Nicholas Marj Nicholas Marj ... Monroe
Juli Pari Juli Pari ... Narrator
Eric Willow Eric Willow ... Hippo

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"Monroe's Mother had always been much better at starting things then finishing them. When she died she left over 300 canvases, not one of them finished. Along with Monroe who felt pretty unfinished himself. The Orphanage allowed him to keep only one painting. And so he chose the "Unfinished Swan" that had always been his mothers favorite. But that night he woke up to find that the Swan had disappeared. So he took his mothers Silver Brush and followed the footprints of the Swan to a small door he hadn't seen before..." From there, Monroe enters a different world that was once ruled by a king. he finds out more and more of what happened to this once great kingdom... And its King... Written by Matt Silver

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Adventure | Mystery


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22 April 2020 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'The Unfinished Swan (2012)' is a charming puzzle-platformer centered around a young boy who enters an incomplete painting his mother has left behind in search of a mysterious, lonely king. The game features several distinct locations each with their own distinct mechanics. For example, you start in a world that is completely white but have the ability to throw balls of ink; you must splatter the environment carefully to distinguish between objects and manoeuvre past obstacles. Later levels have you using water to grow vines that you can climb on, draw shapes that you can walk on and push around a ball of light to protect you from creatures lurking in the darkness. It's a short but inventive piece, with a wonderful aesthetic and a somewhat wistful tone. It feels like a living storybook, as is intended, and is entertaining throughout. It is simple but that's part of its appeal. It's unique, enjoyable experience. 7/10

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16 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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