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Sony unveils PSN exclusive The Unfinished Swan with debut trailer

After the first 15 minutes "things get really weird".

Sony has unveiled PlayStation Network exclusive The Unfinished Swan, from indie developer Giant Sparrow.

The Unfinished Swan is a first-person painting game that sees the player chuck black balls of paint onto white surfaces to reveal the environment. You play a boy names Monroe who's chasing a swan that stepped out of a painting and into a "surreal, unfinished world".

Sony has signed Giant Sparrow in a deal creative director Ian Dallas likened to the now complete deal thatgamecompany signed with the PlayStation 3 maker to create PSN games Flow, Flower and Journey.

"Sony calls it an incubation deal'," he said. "In addition to giving us funding they also provide office space, equipment and advice." They've even got the help of a graphics programmer from Sony Santa Monica's God of War team. "The best part is that we get to focus all of our energies on just making a game."

Dallas said the game evokes a "sense of wonder" as players spray paint everywhere. "Our goal is to give players strange and beautiful experiences they've never had before. We want to give people genuine surprises and then keep on surprising them the whole game.

"The painting a white world stuff is actually just the first 15 minutes. After that, things get really weird."

You'll be able to play The Unfinished Swan with a DualShock controller, a PS Move, and a PS Move plus Navigation Controller combo.

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