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The Mystery of the Colorful Glasses

by Palys Plays - Jam Entry

The story

You found mysterious glasses with a note containing an address for an old house. You are curious what can be found there. And when you're inside the house - you must solve the mystery behind it.


Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows - moving
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 alphanumerical - inventory usage
Ctrl - interaction


Liked the idea? We are going to work on the game and release it in the future, so stay tuned.

- fixed black player sprite in web build
- added Windows build (downloadable by

Edit 2:
- new version with fixed inventory and some bugs
- linux and mac versions added (but not tested)


Team Palys Plays
Tomasz Pałys & Natalia Potoczny
IT students, gamers and future husband & wife

Downloads and Links




Verz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:53am

Nice game! maybe some music would improve the mood a little but overall I liked it. I was hooked when I started revealing the secret doors haha

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:55am

really great and original game, maybe this would need a visual indicator to tell you what colors do you have on or off, but really innovative idea :D

Bendix says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Wow that was great! Love a great puzzle!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:12pm

nice concept! One bit of feedback: you really need an indication of what colors are on or off; it's a headache to try to remember/figure it out.

sndr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:11pm

I really loved how you used the colors to build the puzzles. This mechanic is awesome! :)

One tiny thing: as @aberdeenphoenix said, it would be great to be able to know which colors are on or off.

maartene says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Interesting take on the theme. Quite a bit of content.

I would like a "run" button. Perhaps also a bit of music to set the mood?

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Web vers- Got the blue lens, I almost quit and then found a second room. Found the green lens, then I got trapped in a wall. I'll try again on Windows! Art is a Path!

Ironhead says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Really cool game. had a problem figuring out what to do after I got the yellow lens in the library though. The puzzle are cool and the art style and mood were pretty good but some music and sound effects would definitely improve it. Also as others have said, indicator for which lenses your using would be great.

katorovitalo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:11pm

This was a really cool idea! I like the idea of viewing the world through different lenses. The puzzles were pretty neat too. If I had one complaint it's that the inventory seems to be broken. It just seems like it switches to random colors rather than the one I'm trying to pick. Other than that this one is pretty great! I'll be playing it more later to see if I missed anything! :)

Avant-Marde says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:08pm

I like the idea! There were a few problems with the execution tho, so I actually got stuck, I'm afraid. :c I'd love to keep playing if I could have some clues, tho.

I got stuck after getting the fourth colour (which I assumed to be brown, since that one was mentioned on a note, but maybe that was orange?). There was a room asking for three colours and a note saying "green, blue, brown", but I tried those and nothing happened, so I couldn't figure it out after that.

Like many before me have said, there needs to be a better indication of which colours are active. Green and blue are easy to see in game, but yellow does almost nothing and brown/orange(?) not much either. It would be good if they were also marked with a white border or something in the inventory to indicate on or off.

The mood is neat in general. I like the lighting, and of course the colour effects add up too. Too bad there was no audio. There's a feeling of mystery that makes me want to keep investigating to figure out where I am.

Basically a good game but unfortunately a bit difficult to play! c:

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:30pm

I really enjoyed your game!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Intriguing adventure game, I love mysteries :) I agree that an indicator of the colors currently on would have been nice. And sound of course. Besides that it's great!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Beautiful game.

The puzzles are really well designed but I've got stuck after i 've found the fourth glass filter. :)

Well done.

axoona says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:24am

really nice game and a very interesting concept.
I started playing the original version but had to switch to the new, it's good you added the visual indication otherwise it's impossible to play like others said
Unfortunately I got stuck because the block I found under the pillow didn't appear in my inventory:(
but overall very good game, keep it up!

GodsBoss says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:08pm

Difficult, but very interesting.

BSODDevTeam says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:37pm

Cool! Reminds me the binding of Issac.

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:02am

Interesting understanding of the theme. But it was totally worth playing it. Love the artwork. Great entry!

TheCain says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:05pm

I'll keep an eye on this one.

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