When we first got our hands on Puppy Punch Productions' Colour Bind at GDC this year, it looked much like it does now, in full, ready-for-release form. That's the thing about Colour Bind – it's not a feat in visual representation, but the ideas behind its physics-puzzle gameplay are outstanding all on their own, and flashy graphics would only serve to detract from its finesse.
Colour Bind – now officially announced for PC, Man and Linux this year – has the player control a small vehicle and its gravity, along with the gravity of the surrounding terrain, by enabling different colors. The puzzles themselves are tricky in two layers: first in figuring out what to do with the gravity and then in the actual execution, as developer Finn Morgan describes in the above introduction video.
Colour Bind is set to launch "soon" and includes more than 50 levels, local co-op and a level editor compatible with Steam Workshop.
Colour Bind is a physics platform-puzzler set in an abstract world where gravity is determined not by mass, but by colour. Navigate this unique world by manipulating colour and gravity to solve each level. Beating each unique puzzle in Colour Bind will take patience, intelligence, quick reflexes and sometimes even a helping hand from a friend.
A TRUE CHALLENGE: Over 50 unique puzzles with multiple solutions will keep you platforming for a long time. This game is hard. Early-90's hard. Don't be afraid to step back and think.
COLOUR-BASED PHYSICS: Change your colour and manipulate each level's gravity to solve every puzzle. Primary colours have different gravities applied to them, and when combined form a secondary colour that takes the vector sum of their gravity.
A WORLD OF SECRETS: Take your time to explore every level. There's a world of hidden solutions, distractions, and more to discover. Can you unlock every achievement?
PROCEDURAL MUSIC: Colour doesn't only control your physical experience, but your aural as well. Each colour has a different music track, and combining and changing your colour will mix these tracks on the fly to transform your auditory experience.
PLAY WITH A FRIEND: 20 local co-op levels that take not only two hands, but two minds to defeat. It will take impeccable timing and skill to reach the end. The ultimate challenge for the ambidextrous gamer.
CREATE YOUR OWN LEVELS: Colour Bind's challenge doesn't stop once you've beaten every level. Download new levels through Steam Workshop or create your own with ColourBind's fully featured level editor for a never-ending experience!
LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Compete with your friends online to get the fastest times per level! Can you find the fastest alternate solutions and jump to the top of the leaderboards?