Splatter Movie - The Unfinished Swan Tech Demo

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File under Curious. The Unfinished Swan, an XNA project from indie coder Ian Dallas, is a novel take on the FPS genre, set in an entirely colorless world. Don't worry, it's not one of those 'bringing color back to the Kingdom Of Sad' lamefests. Instead, you need to reveal the landscape around you by firing blobs of ink against the contrast-free scenery. The paintballs seem to have some weight to them to, so objects in the world will react physically, adding to the puzzle. This is just a tech demo, so it's not clear if there will be NPCs, traps, albino grues or whatever. Looks cool though, wouldn't you say?

[The Unfinished Swan]

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I feel like this would get old fast as well.

However, it makes me think that a game that

takes place in complete darkness would be very

cool if you didn't have a flashlight, and

instead could only navigate by firing off a shot,

letting the flash from the muzzle illuminate

the area.

That way you wouldn't have to switch from

the paintball gun to the actual gun, if

there were actual baddies instead of just blocks.