We are happy to let you know that we’ve finally set a release-date for Colors Live on the Nintendo eShop: September 14, 2021. While most of our fantastic Kickstarter backers and late pledges have been using Colors Live for quite a while now, we’ve held off on an official eShop release because we wanted to release a physical version at the same time!
After the massively successful Kickstarter campaign last year, we teamed up with Nighthawk Interactive to figure out how we could Colors Live in stores all across North America and Europe. Check it out now on store.colorslive.com!
Thursday night was such a huge night. We won a BAFTA with Yoku’s Island Express for Best Debut. Getting up on the stage in from of the world completely threw me off in a way I didn’t expect, and I didn’t manage utter more than some quick thanks from my memorized list of all the amazing people that was part of its development. I’ll try to correct that here instead.
We announced Yoku’s Island Express on multiple platforms the other day. I’m kind of excited that we can talk specific platforms for the game, and I wanted to say a little bit about what that means for us. For Yoku, we use a proprietary engine, Continue reading Multi-platform Underware→
This June, it will be 10 years since I first released Colors! as a prototype for the Nintendo DS. Since then, it has lived on a multitude of platforms like iPhone, Android and PSVita, but no version has been so successful as Colors! 3D for Nintendo 3DS, which still is one of the best sold titles on the Nintendo eShop and one of the top reviewed titles for the platform.
While grabbing coffee at the office today, I started chatting with some of Arrowhead’s game-designers. We were talking about MOBAs and since I haven’t really played any of those, I asked them to describe the drafting process I had seen on the TV broadcasts of the recent world championships. I found it very fascinating how the two teams take turns not only drafting from the list of heroes, but also get to ban others so the other team can’t pick them. I think that mechanic is interesting on many levels, and after a brief period of talking about it I suddenly came up with a design for a card-game using some of the same concepts. Here are the rules: Continue reading Draft/Ban poker game→
It always feels good when you spend a few hours getting that idea in your head down on “paper”. This is a concept of card-base adventure game with semi-realtime combat that I mocked up a few weeks ago.
Trading-card games as a mechanics for video-games seem to getting more popular every year. I’ve spent a bunch of time in the excellent Hearthstone recently and they nail so many things in that game. Blizzard being awesome as always.
Watching painting playbacks are cool, but it has always been bugging us that there haven’t been any good tools to export those playbacks as videos. If you ran the original version of Colors! for Nintendo DS, you could use the ColorsDraw tool, but we stopped supporting that quite a while ago and it doesn’t work on newer versions of Colors! (like Colors! 3D). So we are very happy to announce the video export feature for Colors! for Android.
If you are running the full version of Colors! on an Android device running at least 4.1 (Jelly Bean), you can now export any painting playback as a video-file. In the future, we hope to bring this functionality to Colors! for iOS and perhaps more importantly, to allow this directly from colorslive.com, but for now this is an Android 4.1 exclusive feature.
This update also brings Colors! for Android up to par in terms of gallery features, where all the good things that Colors! 3D user have been using for a while, like followers, search and tags, are now available.
Colors! for iOS has also received a nice update which includes the reference photo features that I know many of you have been missing.
We are very happy to announce that Colors! is now available for the iPad. This is being released as an upgrade to Colors! for iPhone, which can now be downloaded as a universal app in the App Store. To celebrate this, Colors! will be on sale for $2.99 for the next two weeks. We are also putting Colors! for Android on sale for $2.99, so all the Android users out there does not feel left out. So take this opportunity to give your smartphone or tablet with some Colors! love.
Wow! There were over 2000 submissions to the #painttheworld contest. It took some time for us to look through them all. We were also blown away by the quality of the submissions. There were so many great ideas with fantastic execution. You have no idea how much agony this caused us when trying to pick the winners.
First place, and winner of the Nintendo Wii U Console Deluxe Set, goes to Widder. Congratulations!