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Rating: 4.2/5 (21 votes)
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saturated

Lori.hWhen life starts feeling a little bland perhaps it's time to go and look for some color to put the jazz back into your step... while at the same time letting you see where you can step. Saturated by Elliott Mahler and George Li, the latter part of the team that brought us the adorable Undivided, is about a colorless little fellow trying to move on every level by using the balls of color scattered around the large nearly empty rooms. In this platform puzzler when you touch a color, the background changes to match, and you are no longer able to see the red platforms, but the blue and green platforms now can stand out brightly. When you need the red platforms, then touch one of the other color orbs, and the color platforms that match will be saturated into the background. There are a few different types of platforms... the moving ones, solid ones you have to jump on top of, and the thin ones you can jump up through. Find the right times to change the colors and jump your way to the gate to lead you to your unknown reward. The levels are long, but there are only four of them so there isn't a reason you couldn't go help get some color back into this hatted hero's life.

saturatedSaturated at first doesn't seem like it's really adding anything new to this idea of colors impacting the pathway, such as in such games as Color Theory or Paint Over. Use the platforms to get higher and make sure you touched the right color to continue. But the aesthetics are pleasing and it's interesting to hear the music changes with the colors, especially when that music, created by Aaron Riehs, is so beautiful. Then when you get a little farther in, you see the developers' twists on the subject with orbs that only release the paint change to a small area or for just a small time. Color rules start to change and you have to be quick with the [spacebar] or the up [arrow] to jump, and make sure you land in the right spot with the [arrow] or [WSAD] keys. Things become tricky pretty quickly, and you have to be sharp with your timing, but sadly right as you're getting into the game, excited and ready to see what more challenges lie ahead, the game ends. Done by students, it's probably all they had time for, but perhaps they'll come back to it to add more on, or make a lengthier sequel. Still, even with its shortness, it is a clever and solid little game you won't feel as if you wasted your time on. For those who like to challenge themselves, there is a timer so you can replay and see if you can't beat your score, or your friends' scores. But in any case Saturated is a charming little platformer with its beautiful music that deserves at least a play through. More than likely you'll enjoy this sweet treat.


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5 Comments

Awesome Game!!!! Needs more levels though. 9/10!

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Note that this is made with HTML5 Unity, so the Unity Player is not required and it works fine with Chrome. Hallelujah!

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Great game. Unfortunately, the performance, at least in the browser version, is so awful as to make it nearly unplayable.

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...however, the performance in the downloadable version (on Mac OS X) is excellent.

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I tried now different browsers and different OSes.

The height the character can jump seems to depend on the processing speed, which is aweful.

Otherwise it would be a nice game.

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