December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Black Was Sad

by eventhandler - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Black was sad.

Black lived in Dora's paintbox. And Dora loved to paint. In the five years, two months and sixteen days of her life, Dora had painted three hundred eighty-five and three-quarter rainbows. But not once had she used Black.

So Black got angry.

In his anger, Black started to shoot colors at his former friends in the paintbox. By mixing them with parts of himself he tried to turn them into black, too. If he couldn't be part of Dora's rainbows, nobody else should be!

Black knew, that if he could outnumber the other colors, he would win. But he also was aware that he only had a limited number of shots to achieve his evil goal before he would have to surrender.

And thus the fight began.

How to play:

Billiard meets minigolf meets color mixing! Click on any instance of Black, drag and release to shoot a primary color (Red, Yellow or Blue) in the indicated direction. Press key "1" to select Red, "2" to select Yellow or "3" to select Blue.

If the color you shoot hits another color, the hit color will be blended with the shot color (e.g. hitting Red with Yellow will turn Red into Orange).

You'll win if -- by clever color mixing -- you have more Black objects in the game than Colored ones. You'll lose if you have no more shots left.

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L says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:41am

The concept is refreshingly original, and the game dynamic itself isn't too shabby. Kind of wish the colour selection fitted into the interface better.

rumachine says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:17pm

Really cool game!

Zazibar says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:19pm

Very original concept! I could see this being a fun iOS/Android game.

har_g says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:20pm

Good game. I don't feel like a villain, but the puzzle game is well realized.

I'm not fan of puzzle game in fact but i will not low rank your game.

pfirsich says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:24pm

This is a really cool idea! But I'm of the impression that I can't really shot the colors into the directions I want to. Also, to be honest, I have no clue how this actually works and it's really hard for me to make progress.

LeCherLich says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:25pm

This is a great idea, you could try making a version with additive color mixing. I found it a little hard to launch the balls, I thought it could be more intuitive to drag in the direction where you want the ball to go.

Geoege says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:26pm

Concept is real had great time with your game.

ParaPup says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:27pm

Nice :3

Smaxx says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:28pm

Interesting and entertaining concept. The graphics are minimalistic but sufficient. It could need some sound and I think once you've understood the gameplay, the only thing that can stop you are bugs or stuck marbles I guess. One badly placed orb and you're essentially screwed up.

bentog says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:24pm

I didn't get it, sometimes I shot a ball into other ball and its color didn't change at all. Besides that, I can see this has a lot of potential!

tim_u says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:26am

Solid game. I like the idea of Dora's shunned color. There must be a plethora of other, unhappy, shunned items in Backpack....

epiplon says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 3:39am

This is a really innovative, casual game!
That kind of game you happily play to pass the time.
The ideal target to this is surely the mobile platforms.
Great work on this!

eventhandler says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:20am

Thanks for all your feedback!

@betong: If the hit color didn't change, it's because it already contained the primary color you shot at it. For example: Green consists of Yellow and Blue, so it won't change if it gets hit by Yellow or Blue. You need to hit it with Red to turn it into Black. I know that the color mixing part can be a bit confusing first, but it's quite logical if you come to think of it.

joekinley says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:21pm

What an adorable game you made there.
Took me a while to figure out how to chose colors in order to turn other colors into other colors. Then it took me an even longer while to be able to do something I wanted to do. Though I was not able to win yet. But I came to level 4? So I think I figured it out.

Awesome game. Great work. The graphics were best, the overall concept was awesome. Nice approach to the theme, angry little black that actually is just sad :(

Husky says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 2:35pm

At first, I am not sure how to play, then I got it, and it's fun!
I like your story, very cute :)

Dec 20, 2012 @ 8:25pm

This is a great idea! Love the story and the concept :), Nice work!

But it could do with a lot of polishing. The Text-intro is way too long. Controls are unintuitive. It isn't really clear what to do. and it takes excrutiangly long until you can make a move again.

Colapsydo says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 7:27pm

The story is really nice, and it fits the game.
I like the combination of color puzzle and ability.
It could be interesting to work on an enhanced version.

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