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Unwording (2023) is a narrative puzzle where you play Tom who is struggling with depression. You move around and look at different objects in the world. In them you see words made of blocks that you rearrange into other (often darker) words.

Play is simple. You move explore the world and find words to rearrange. By doing this you help the character express their feelings and depression. Then one day, you leave a window open and a small yellow bird flies in. Slowly your worldview widens with the hope of seeing the unexplored, hidden dimensions of the world.

In this way you share three painful but transformative days of Tom's life.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Unwording 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game with Narrative and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.


Unwording usually costs £4.29.


Steam Store PC £4.29
Steam Store Mac £4.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/04/2023

Out Now: PC

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle (Narrative and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Frostwood Int (@Frostwood_Int)

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