You read that right. Giant Sparrow–the minds behind the critically acclaimed (and oh so sweet) PSN title, The Unfinished Swan–have announced a new project: but at the same time, not really announced anything.
The game–which redirects to Giant Sparrow’s game page under the title “Finch” (a type of sparrow)–has no release date or platforms yet, and is solely referred to as Unannounced Giant Sparrow Project for now. But Giant Sparrow has announced just a few details on the experience they’re going for:
“It’s not a sequel to The Unfinished Swan but it’s not a million miles away either. If you like surreal experiences and games that aren’t much like anything you’ve ever played before then you’ll probably like it.”
Beyond this, the only clue to what the game entails is the mirror you see below. Will we be playing as a child who jumps into a mirror instead of a painting this time? Will the game take you on trip into yourself?
As to the length of the project:
“That’s why for our next game we’re going to start talking about it early but in broad strokes. Our last game took us a little over 3 years to make so as you can imagine we’re still in a very early phase on this new one. We’re pretty excited about it though and wanted to share some of that enthusiasm along with a piece of concept art.”
The why behind the hush-hush:
“When you make games about evoking a sense of discovery and wonder the publicity part of it is a little tricky. If we don’t say anything then no one knows the game exists, but if we talk about it too much then no one is going to be surprised when they actually play it.”
Giant Sparrow is also looking for talented designers, so check out their original blog post detailing what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Did you like The Unfinished Swan? Are you excited for Giant Sparrow’s next game?