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The Colors Beneath the Surface

by VictorDoval - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I wanted to participate in Luddum Dare but there was just 8 hours left... so this is what i did. Thanks for playing.


The earth is under attack!!
Just the colors beneath the surface can neutralize them.
Find the colors combination that will stop each spaceship.

How far can you get?


You have to click the sequence of colors from outside to inside..

The relationships between the colors when they are next to each other fools the eye ...


Thank you all for your comments, you really encourage me to keep on with the game.
( )

The amazing sound track is a recording of my flatmate filtered with a guitar pedal effect. :D

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smikulcik says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Clean graphics. Decent audio track. it's hard to distinguish between the colors.

Tipyx says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Such a nice concept ! A little disturbing ! Maybe "kill" the color on the circle with have found for each step ? Good job :) (and I love the "music" :))

Doubstract says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 5:01pm

Interesting idea, but i'm little bored

Ditto says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Dang beautiful game! It's very hard to know what you're supposed to do since the enemies doesn't react to my action until they die, I think your supposed to touch them with all the correct colors simultaneously, but sometimes it didn't seem to work :c

quantumpotato says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:18am

You can only shoot one color at a time? Not clear but cool concep

CaiusTSM says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:19am

Nice idea. I find it difficult to tell which green is the right one, maybe I am just bad with colors.

shuanDang says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:20am

Pretty solid for such a short time!

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:21am

Clever idea, bit difficult to understand at first. Very good music choice.

tehryanx says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:44pm

Pretty cool :)

my one gripe is that the visual feedback isn't clear that all my shots count. If I click one color and then another before the first one radiates to the target it still counts, but it doesn't look like it counts.

Jyrkface says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:46pm

Wow, really loved the graphics. Was half convinced the gameplay was generating the music for a while :P

Maek says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:54pm

Good game idea!

stigmawall says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:56am

Nice graphics and a great gameplay idea. The music is very good too.

asotelo94 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:47am

Hard game man. Found it dificult to differenciate some color but overall entertaining. Thumbs up!

Larzan says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:09am

Great concept, the music fit in very good, gives it a very 'spacy' feeling, well done sir

Simon@LD says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:21pm

Cool concept, really impressive for only 8 hours! Great atmosphere also!

Gins says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:26pm

Nice idea, but it doesn't feel very satisfying to destroy those disks :) Some sound effects would have been nice.
Or perhaps multiple disks coming down at once.
Something cool can come out of this though, it's a good start :)

Menesetsu says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:49pm

I like the idea. I think it might be better to destroy color layers on aliens if player chooses the right color. I really like the music. Do you have the soundtrack?

May 1, 2014 @ 6:49pm

I like the concept, but I think the spaceships should be faster. Even if they gain "color layers" the game doesn't get much more interesting. I would make them fall faster with the score, instead of the color laying adding system. Still a solid entry, tho.

mjau says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 2:44am

This is pretty neat! The gfx and ambient music creates a great atmosphere. (wish the music didn't suddenly cut off like that though)

Those two greens are very similar to each other. It wouldn't've hurt to separate them a bit more, i think =P

Kate Kligman says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:07pm

This is a neat idea and a tight game. I felt a bit of disconnect between picking the right colors and the object disappearing, but otherwise had a great time playing.

rojo says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 4:23am

Interesting concept, and not bad for only 8 hours.

Reinkout says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 8:54pm

i liked it, it was really easy to catch up with it! Thanks for this.

Nanolotl says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 12:52pm

Cool idea. At some point the colours just never seemed to work though.

May 8, 2014 @ 3:37am

The look & sound of The Colors Beneath the Surface is really cool. Even tho the graphics are very retro, the organic scoring is quite fitting and atmospheric. Very Cool.

DonovanWu says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 2:18am

This is going to be so bad for color-blind people :( But anyway, the game mechanics is nice, simple and innovative :)

elefantopia says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 12:23am

Very interesting! Sometimes, the colors were difficult to distinguish, but I see from your comments, that was the challenge.

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