JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Download Games

Colour Bind


(3 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
Comments (0) | Views (1,770)

Colour Bind

JohnBTake one color-coded multipurpose vehicle, add a variety of shapes scattered all about, then throw in the ability to mess with gravity in just about every way possible. The result? Colour Bind, a brand new physics-based indie puzzle game from Finn Morgan. Controlling a simple little car (two wheels on a chasis, basically), you have the pleasure of working through dozens of levels as you flip switches and change gravity so you can reach the exit. Best of all, Colour Bind was built with old school sensibilities in mind, meaning you'll be rewarded for exploration and challenged with difficult levels from beginning to end. Hooray!

Colour BindUsing the four [arrow] keys, you'll utilize an array of simple commands that let you accomplish everything in Colour Bind. The [left] and [right] arrows spin the wheels and move you in that direction, while [up] enlarges your wheels (thus allowing rudimentary jumps) and [down] puts on the brakes. Getting the hang of moving about as early as possible is essential, as just a few levels in you'll have to put those maneuvering abilities to the test.

And now for the puzzles! Colour Bind makes extensive use of physics, especially when it comes to gravity, as well as color. Working in tandem, the game can do some pretty tricky things with these simple elements, like create different blocks that adhere to different laws of gravity simultaneously, make switches that move only a certain color, or even set up blocks that, when shifted, change gravity for the entire screen. These unique set-ups are what make Colour Bind really stand out as an engaging game, and beyond the simple drive to make it to the exit, you'll be insanely curious to beat each level just so you can see what oddities are thrown at you next.

Colour BindAnalysis: Colour Bind isn't the iOS game Colorbind from a few years ago, nor is it Colour Blind or even Color Bind. Now that that's out of the way, don't you feel better? We sure do! Jokes aside, the game's name is actually a very descriptive phrase for this particular release, as the colors of your car, the blocks, and certain other environmental factors are all bound to different rules, and it's those rules you'll try to manipulate to reach the goal. Don't mistake Colour Bind for "yet another" physics-based gravity puzzle game. Oh no. This one is creative, challenging, and filled with content to absorb.

Speaking of content, beyond Colour Bind's set of 50 single player levels, you'll also notice 20 co-op levels that allow you to play split screen with a friend on the same keyboard. Or, heck, play along with yourself if you're up for a mad challenge. There's also a level editor as well as the ability to play the creations of other Colour Bind players via Steamworks. So even if the included challenge isn't enough for you, there's always the possibility of making your own or nabbing a user-created level for the ultimate in punishing puzzle solving.

Colour Bind does gravity puzzles right, and it does them with a gleeful kind of creativity you don't often see in games these days. It's obvious a lot of attention went into making this game as engaging as possible, and when you start to uncover a few of the game's secrets (or, even, look through the options menu to see the color blind-friendly settings), you'll realize this was a labor of love.

WindowsWindows:
Get the full version (Steam)

Mac OS XMac OS X:
Not available.
Try Boot Camp or Parallels or CrossOver Games.

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Monkey GO Happy Escape the Castle> Bindie The monkeys are back! In the latest instalment of PencilKids'' popular primate series, your little furry friends have gone walkabouts in the dungeon of a castle. This particular dungeon is infested with more goblins, ghouls and gargoyles than you can...  ...
Kentucky Route Zero: Act II> Rebecca Spoilers ahead! Kentucky Route Zero is an episodic point-and-click game in five acts. Before you dig deep into Act II, please do consider enjoying Act I first....  ...
2,329 Views
3 Comments
Frog Fable> Arceus You thought it would be a simple errand. Just run along and get some milk for the King of the Village's Friday pancakes, right? The trouble for protagonist Zbylut (pronunciation unknown) begins when guards block the entrance to the town....  ...
Greetings From Potato Island> Arceus Tell me--do you believe? Believe in what, I hear you asking. Santa? The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? All good guesses indeed, but the answer Carmel Games' Escape from Potato Island was looking for was actually potatoes! Eye couldn't believe...  ...
Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Alicia Quatermain: Secrets Of The Lost Treasures Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives