Colour Connect has many of the qualities of a classic casual game: it is easy to understand, simple to pick-up and play, and the randomly generated puzzles present a challenge that is difficult to master.
The objective is to clear all colored discs from play by clicking on them one-by-one, provided that the next disc you click contains the same color as the previous one. Some discs contain multiple colors, and others only a single color. Some discs fade in and out alternating between two colors.
Although you may begin with any disc you choose, you will soon discover that some strategic planning is in order if you wish to actually win. I found that there are some discs that absolutely must come last, and so I work my way backwards to find the discs to start off with.
Analysis: The game is an excellent design and, like many of the other entries in our competition, was only very narrowly edged out of being among the winners. One area that the game comes up short is in its accessibility to those who are colorblind. This issue could easily be avoided by pairing each color with a unique texture to identify and distinguish it from the others. This is an area that all game developers should take notice to and address in their own designs.
Created by Matthew Dirks of British Columbia, Canada, for our recent game design competition, this puzzle game not only plays great it could also pass as an abstract work of art. Simple minimalist design, lucid and yet challenging gameplay makes this creative and original puzzle game one to return to again and again.