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Weaving Tides is a gorgeous knitted adventure with a free demo

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Weaving Tides (opens in new tab) is an adventure puzzle game set in a world that looks like it was made from fabric and textile. On the back of a flying dragon, you can explore the magical woven landscape using different stitching techniques to solve puzzles as you go.

The developers, Follow the Feathers, have launched a Kickstarter (opens in new tab) asking for $18,000 / £15,000 / by the end of May, and have released a short demo on Itch.io (opens in new tab) as part of its campaign. The demo tasks you with flying around and repairing the rips and tears in the world using your dragon's weaving ability. 

Controlling the dragon, you use the spacebar to hop between the top of the woven landscape and below. As you move between the layers, your tail acts as a thread letting you stitch the landscape back together. Diving and a swooping between layers is smooth and fun, and with your new understanding of this stitching technique, you're tasked with solving a number of weaving puzzles. 

It's a short but charming demo, and I'm interested to see how this weaving mechanism will be be used throughout the rest of the game. All the characters have detailed portraits and the themes of weaving and sewing fit nicely within the magical world.

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Pledges for a digital copy of Weaving Tides begin at $18 / £15 and then increase from there. Check out the game's Kickstarter page (opens in new tab) for more information about development and the future of the game.

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.