Using the forces of gravity with… colours (also known as “colors” in the Western world), Colour Bind takes an original approach to gravity-based mechanics in a thinking man's game. If you’re big on puzzle games (especially ones with co-op content) then this is a title that you might want to take a look into.
Colour Bind is a puzzle platformer that involves color-based physics; a brand new concept to most, but certainly one we’re willing to take a spin when released. Indie developer, Puppy Punch Productions, introduces its new gravity mechanic by having the colors of an object determine its level of gravity rather than their mass/weight. Set in an abstract, arcade like world, players must navigate a vehicular object it through gravity manipulation to solve each level’s unique puzzle. Extreme patience, intelligence, quick reflexes, and even friendly, co-operative help are definite necessities to beat these mind-bending, challenging puzzles.
Now, our writing can only do so much when explaining Colour Bind, so we’ve provided a trailer commentated by creator, Finn Morgan, to help explain the game’s mechanics further. After you take a look, read on to get a quick rundown of some of the main features, such as 2-player local co-op gameplay, Colour Bind will be offering gamers looking for a puzzler. Enjoy:
A TRUE CHALLENGE: Over 50 unique puzzles with multiple solutions will keep you platforming for a long time. This game is hard. Early-90's hard. Don't be afraid to step back and think.
COLOUR-BASED PHYSICS: Change your colour and manipulate each level's gravity to solve every puzzle. Primary colours have different gravities applied to them, and when combined form a secondary colour that takes the vector sum of their gravity.
A WORLD OF SECRETS: Take your time to explore every level. There’s a world of hidden solutions, distractions, and more to discover. Can you unlock every achievement?
PROCEDURAL MUSIC: Colour doesn’t only control your physical experience, but your aural as well. Each colour has a different music track, and combining and changing your colour will mix these tracks on the fly to transform your auditory experience.
PLAY WITH A FRIEND: 20 local co-op levels that take not only two hands, but two minds to defeat. It will take impeccable timing and skill to reach the end. The ultimate challenge for the ambidextrous gamer.
CREATE YOUR OWN LEVELS: Colour Bind’s challenge doesn’t stop once you’ve beaten every level. Download new levels through Steam Workshop or create your own with Colour Bind’s fully featured level editor for a never-ending experience!
LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Compete with your friends online to get the fastest times per level! Can you find the fastest alternate solutions and jump to the top of the leaderboards?
This game will soon announce its 2012 release date in a few weeks and it will be available on PC, Mac, and Linux platforms.