Ludum Dare 43: Colors of Your World

“Colors of Your World” by Timmie Wong & Kat Jia.

“A short platforming adventure. Sacrifices must be made to progress. What will become of your world?”

From a game mechanical as well as aesthetic point of view, this platformer is a real pleasure. Level by level you have to overcome various obstacles to get ahead. If you have completed a section, then you will be led to a group of birds. These will give you a new ability. If you can only jump and at run first, you are later able to dash or to climb along walls. But each of these abilities is not a pure gift: You have to erase a color from your world as a sacrifice.

And so the landscape loses its splendor of color. The beautiful pixel art suddenly seems a bit brittle and even the fantastic chiptune background music is not quite as joyful and playful as it was at the beginning. That’s why this sacrifice is of a very interesting nature, as it does not cause any technical disadvantages to the player. The difficulty of the game remains (given the newly gained skills) about the same level, so winning the game is always manageable. So what exactly is the sacrifice here? Well, that’s the question to which the answer you have to look for yourself. >>PLAY