The success formula for a great game is not just about the graphics nor just the plot. Sometimes, simplicity will prevail more than those games that are highly adorned with lavish details. This is probably the secret behind the success of Flappy Bird of Dong Nguyen, 2048 of Gabriele Cirulli and Don’t Tap the White Tile by Hu Wen Zeng. Despite these games’ apparent simplicity, you will be surprised how they become extremely successful, topping the charts of both iOS and Android shops.
Interestingly, another independent game developer could possibly hit the same spot light pretty soon with his new game called “Color Picker“. Peter Lauris is the creator behind this game which is submitted to GameJolt as a part of their #30DayDev Challenge. It is an event encouraging independent game developers to create their own game within the 30 Day period (it’s either you make a game within the 30 days or create 30 games in 30 days). Color Picker is definitely a simple game and as what the title of the game suggests, your main objective here is nothing more but to pick the color that is different from the others.
Sounds like a simple activity from a pre-school text book right? Well, you may not want to underestimate this game because as you progress, the game will become more complicated and frustratingly challenging. Colors will become more and more identical to one another and it is very hard to identify which is the right color to pick. You might also consider to calibrate your monitor to better see the color differences. When you pick the wrong color, you have no other option but to go back to the very start. There is also no pattern involved and the color will change every time you replay the game. Generally, the game really captures the same formula behind those successful games I mentioned above and I will not be surprised to see this indie developer rise to fame pretty soon. For the mean time, feel free to enjoy both browser game (Unity powered) and Android version of Color Picker!