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Colour Out Of Space

by snowyowl - Compo Entry

...the column of unknown colour flared suddenly stronger and began to weave itself into fantastic suggestions of shape...
-- H.P. Lovecraft

Controls:
Hold the left mouse button to move.
Press R to replay the game.

A physics sandbox, and a short visual story about an alien crashed on a monochrome planet.

Featuring:
* Many seconds of gameplay!
* A balloon!
* Life, but not as we know it!
* Shapeshifting!
* Absolutely no scary parts, despite being an H. P. Lovecraft fangame!
* Four endings, one of which is the SECRET ENDING!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#102Mood3.63
#140Innovation3.72
#195Theme3.77
#202Overall3.54
#279Humor2.73
#340Fun3.31
#465Graphics3.00

Comments

Membrane says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:52am

The art, the atmosphere, the core mechanic.. they're all perfect. This was verrrry cool :)

simon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:07am

very good base for a fun game! sad its so short, i wanted more ;)
give it nicer graphics, more levels and its perfect!

good work 4/5

hugheth says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:43pm

Beautiful :)

Yarg says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Like it!
I think this mechanics will be awesome for touch devices

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:56pm

nice background art

snowyowl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:53pm

@Yarg I hadn't thought of that, but you're absolutely right!

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:03pm

lol "many seconds of gameplay"
Really cool mechanic, tough to understand at first.
Just wish there was relaxing audio to go with it. Nice job!

snowyowl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:03pm

And if anyone's curious, to get the secret ending, you need to ERNPU GUR RAQ JVGUBHG RNGVAT GUR NCCYR (use rot13.com to decode that).

UnlikelyRogue says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:17pm

What a lovely game, I liked the spin on old-school snake mechanics.

rynti says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:38pm

Haha good job with the multiple endings - only got three though (including the secret ending).

timeshapers says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:54am

Neat concept.

snowyowl says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:03pm

@UnlikelyRogue: I could have called it "Snake, But With Physics".

@rynti: You actually got the secret ending? Wow. I'm genuinely impressed, I didn't think anyone would have the patience for it.

Empyrealhell says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:03pm

I was surprised at how quickly I went from having no idea what I was doing to be able to move exactly where I wanted quickly and easily. Love the movement controls, great fun to play around with.

Qaterknan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Oh man, this has so much potential! I completed all the endings and I like this prototype as it is. It has a nice, mysterious atmosphere. But if you polish it, create new levels that expand on the mechanic and make it touch friendly... That would be an awesome smartphone game.

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:13pm

This is great -- fantastic atmosphere and pacing, and you really feel like you're controlling the creature through great physics. Nice job!!

masterkrepta says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:34pm

Definitely enjoyed the unique mechanic, just the right amount of challenge

argowen says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Little bit of polish, smooth out the animation add some audio and I think you've got you self a nice little game,

Brickkid512 says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 1:34am

It's a nice idea and looks great!

May 2, 2016 @ 2:25am

LOVED THE VIBE. THANK YOU

May 2, 2016 @ 9:42am

Great compo entry. What a clever and moody game ! The mechanics are really interesting, theme-related, well-executed and innovative. I love how simple and unique is your idea and how you exploited it with the level design. I read on the comment that someone found a secret ending so I searched for it a while and finally managed to find it.

11Schotter says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 7:52am

Fun to play and cool usage of the theme!

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