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by okkolobr - Compo Entry

Well, here is Squareon, a game filled with squared-neon.

I've gone really (too ?) classic here. Try to reach an highscore by clicking on a square of the most represented color to get points.

You will get even more points if you click on the mystical rainbowy square when he appears.

Have fun !

Edit : Post Compo
First, a HUGE THANKS to all of you who have tested / commented this game. It is so motivating to have feedback, from this great community !

Then, I'm working on a post-compo version, you can find a WIP version here :

Still not colorblind friendly, but with many little modifications and fixes.

Hope you will enjoy !

Downloads and Links




wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23am

what a good game!!!

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:25am

The game is a little too difficult and seems unfair.

Lolwned says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:28am

Harder than expected !

Mixer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:28am

Hmm, interesting game! It feels like abit more luck than skill though (if I am not mistaken it is just click the colour thats shown most..?) It has nice visuals though, with particles and glowing. Good game!

Proximal Pyro says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:29am

Cool game! It is really hard and you really gotta think on each level but I like it!

Iak says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30am

Very nice. I didn't read your description before playing, so I was wondering what to do at first... well that was silly.
Very nice coloring and neat gameplay.

Wilson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:30am

Managed 10960 - cool idea, it's tricky to estimate how much of each colour is on the screen :) The penalty for misclicking seems low though, I think it's better to click semi-randomly than wait to get the right answer, perhaps the penalty should scale up?

Logun says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:59am

I think the simple mechnic is far away enough, but it needs a little thing... moving blocks maybe ? get +3s when you find the good color ? Maybe colors mixing in a way could be cool.
Love neons :)

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:01am

Great idea! It gets quite difficult when there are few squares on the screen.

justinooncx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:02am

It's not as easy as it looks, that's for sure. My eyes hurt now~

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:13am

There are some nice touches in here, such as the way that the tiles are animated. Good game.

It would be an excellent mobile / tablet game.

KedumeBits says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:26am

Nice puzzle game. I bit dificult but nice. I love the the neon graphics.

P.D: Sorry. I've made op-out the ratings of my game by error :-( You can vote it now

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37am

My wife did a "Mum plays..." of this game:

okkolobr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:50am

Thank you all for your comments up to now and your suggestions .
KedumeBits : Vote done :)
BadlyDrawnRod : A warm and huge thanks to your wife !

01101101 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:00pm

I really like this! :D Not easy, can be cool and relaxing as well as stress-filled when you make a panic rush to beat your score and fail miserably ^^ My kind of games!

yodamaster says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:12pm

That would make a very nice iOS game!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:13pm

Love it! The concept is absurdly easy to grasp, and yet the game turns out to be harder, and way more addictive, than it seems at first sight.

Good work on the neon visuals, too. An awesome job overall, congratulations!

anokta says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:14pm

simple yet challenging! would have been smoother if the difficulty increased gradually - i guess it's more or less random now?

okkolobr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Thanks to all new comments :)
Anokta : Yes, the random is still more important than the "increasing difficulty" mechanic that I tried to put. Guess I was too tired to make it ok.

Start feeling the need to make a post LD version, more polished and complete. Thank you all !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:05pm

Some screen are easy to tell, others are impossible !! Anyway cool simple idea, great job !

Odefus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Enjoyable game. Unfortunately I am blind as a bat when it comes to colors and simply cannot tell some of them apart. Could use a color blind mode.

okkolobr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:09pm

Odefus : yeah, really sorry about that. I just thought about colorblind issue at the really end of the last day :(

I'll do something in the post compo version !

bigbazwa says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:35pm

Very nice graphical style.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:41pm

Cool game. It's pretty addictive. It's hard because the bright colours jump out to you and look more than the others.

MaddeStudios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:15am

That's actually really fun! would make a great mobile game

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Good concept. Would work great on mobiles.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:14pm

good game. timer is too short.

It should be open with few options like
1) play for unlimited time
2) play for 15sec
3) play for 1min

MaesK says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Unique idea! It's hard to count all of them of a single look, and it gets easy to fail :D But failure is fast, so it keeps you trying and trying, good work

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Pretty cool. Seems like every time I start to get into it, it's over. Think it would be more fun if you got more time added for correct clicks.

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:15pm

For such a simple idea this is actually very fun! I would have liked each level to have its own timer instead. Also, having easier levels in the beginning with less colors would have been nice. I think you could experiment with having clues in the surroundings in the level to aid you in distinguishing the number of colors. Great work!

01rafael says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:22pm

I like this colors!
I'm not really get this rules. But, anyway game is awesome!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:49pm

Hi there. Fun idea, feels a bit like being tested in a psych ward.. er... I imagine... Might be nice to start out with groups of 2 or 3 and then build up. Have you tried it on Corvidae ? Like the visuals and sounds, also like the drop effect on wrong. Good job!

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:13pm

Good puzzle game, wasn't sure what the multicoloured square did though.

jpmit says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Cool fun, good idea. I like how you've implemented the scoring and the timer. Well done.

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:31pm

It seems like beyond human abilities, but looks good, and fun =)

Warboys says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:25pm

Really neat idea, very different from the usual game I've played. Nice job! Now to treat my eyestrain ;)

MrShoestore says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 12:48am

not that i am color blind, but i've got to imagine this isn't too color blind friendly :P i had a tough time noticing a difference in some of the coloring/how many of each, though i guess that is the point

Lynx says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 1:13am

Overall I really enjoyed this game, can easily be ported to any touch device too! I kinda wish there was timer noise or some sort of music that got faster and faster to let me know when time is running out because I'm too fixed on the colors to look away at the clock.

Really challenging game! Specially with lighter colors mixed with brighter colors (i.e.: bright green will always stand out compared to every other color, even if it's not the majority) but that's what makes it so fun!

Well done concept, I hope you continue this post-Compo

Lythom says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 6:23pm

Nice addicting game, very hard !
I like the "moving neon square" mood, works pretty well.

Chris M says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:45am

Interesting game. The point and time system create a great tension of how long you are willing to wait to work out a puzzle. I'd like to know which was the correct choice if I get it wrong. Also, the abstract nature of the puzzles is a turn off for me, would it be possible to fuse this concept with actual pictures?

colludium says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 2:04pm

This was a really good fun game. Great graphics and game play. My only little frustration was with the count down timer - it stopped me every time I was just getting into it. Perhaps punish a player's mistakes by allowing for X number of mistakes / allow 10-15 sec per level, but reduce that time on the next go if a mistake is made. Just ideas... I really enjoyed this entry - good job!

Scam says ...
Dec 24, 2014 @ 12:37am

Simple but fun. This would be a nice mobile game. Hopefully colorblind friendly version is also in the works.

Dec 24, 2014 @ 3:16pm

My best score was 6000. Fun little game you got here.

pht59x says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:37pm

Simple and good gameplay concept. Lovely colours. The game would do better with more complexity and sound effects.

LeReveur says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:10pm

Simple, fun, nice looking... A little lack of innovation, but really good game. :)

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