When everything seems hopeless a child is awakened by the whispers of the last leaf, drawn into an imaginary world. Unleaving invites the player into a narrative-driven puzzle platformer where each challenge unfolds within a hand-painted landscape, exploring perception and meaning
All Reviews:
Positive (25) - 92% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 27, 2024

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“The power of the art and the music to bring me to such emotion…in a video game? This game certainly hit me in ways that I don’t recall experiencing before”
The Gaming Outsider

“Unleaving is a short and heartfelt video game that showcases the unique vision an indie creator can deliver”

“Perhaps Unleaving’s greatest achievement is that few puzzles are repeated, which is surprising considering the limited mechanics”
Adventure Game Hotspot

About This Game

Unleaving takes its title from Gerard Manley Hopkins' poem:
'Spring and Fall: To a Young Child.'
It opens with the lines:
'Márgarét, áre you gríeving Over Goldengrove unleaving?'
In Hopkins' words, as the seasons change, 'Goldengrove' loses its leaves, is a metaphor for the transient nature of life. Unleaving is a metaphorical game crafted through illustrations and puzzles context.

Art Experience
Unleaving is as much a video game as it is an extended series of multimedia paintings and drawings.
Every frame is a hand-painting, seamlessly integrating pencil and graphite puzzle elements.
The visuals come to life through traditional painting animation.
Embracing a commitment to originality, each scene is new, with no repetition.
Each chapter is based on a specific theme that guides the mood, emotion, and story and, by extension, influences the colors and style.

Story Driven Puzzles
Through the gameplay featuring puzzles and skill-based challenges each tightly knit into the story's fabric, players immerse themselves in the artistic experience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 or AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640, 4 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7750, 4 GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, 4 GB or AMD Radeon RX 590, 4 GB
    • OS: OS X 10.11.x
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or higher (requires Metal)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM

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