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02/05/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

PRESS RELEASE

Description

Colorpickle is a trimmed-down-to-the-very-basics arcade game, with a hardcore minimalist design and fast changing colors and music. Colorpickle demands the most of your guts and alertness, confronting you with the threshold where focus and eagerness turn into destructive greed.

Colorpickle is available now for iPhone and iPad and prides itself on having outstanding smooth controls, some even say the smoothest tilt controls ever.

The game is free. While the in-app purchases are awesome, none are required to fully enjoy the game. No tricks, we simply love games.

History

Coming fresh from Vlambeer’s Super Crate Box development (where he was responsible for character design & background art), Roy invited Dutch Game Award winners Jaïn and Lex to a meeting of the minds. They set themselves a challenge: create a deeply engaging game with the absolute minimum of play elements. Within one weekend, the world’s first version of the super-minimalist arcade game Colorpickle was brought to life.

Fast forward to the present - music was added (a lot of music) and many, many colors. Then Mark, an arcade game fanatic, was brought into the fold where he built the game for iOS. Next, NOISIA (the renowned Drum’n’Bass & Dubstep collective responsible for the Devil May Cry 5 soundtrack) wanted in, contributing 40 exclusive tracks of original music.

Colorpickle is now too hard, too unrelenting, too colorful and too satisfying... the time has come to reveal it to the world. Enjoy!

Features

  • Very smooth tilt control
  • The world’s meanest triangles
  • A wide variety of color schemes, each with their own title and music
  • An additional add-on pack with music by NOISIA is available, made exclusively for Colorpickle
  • A completely free game, no in-app purchases are required to enjoy the game
  • Unlockable packs with new color schemes and music
  • No annoying Rate This/Tweet This/Facebook That messages, just enjoy the game
 

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Colorpickle team:

  • Jaïn van Nigtevegt: twofold Dutch Game Award winner, works at Flavour
  • Lex van den Berg: twofold Dutch Game Award winner, works at Flavour
  • Roy de Groot: Dutch Game Award winner & pixel artist (character design & backgrounds) for Vlambeers Super Crate Box, works at Flavour
  • Mark Allon: C64 maniac turned iOS developer, developer at Allon Games
 

Colorpickle band:

  • Jacob van de Water
  • Dylan Groot
  • Hessel van Hoorn
  • Oscar van den Burgh
  • Than van Nispen
  • Thomas Kalksma
 

Noisia Pack in-app purchase

  • NOISIA, world renowned Dubstep & Drum’n’Bass collective. Producers of the Devil May Cry 5 soundtrack.
 

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User comments:

Wonderful! (5 stars)

I adore this game, everything from the visuals to the sound to the gameplay. A real “one more go” experience and the IAPs are entirely unobtrusive. Cannot recommend this more!

- Pink Monkey (5 stars, AppStore United Kingdom)

This game is magnificent! Feels like a rhythm Tilt To live with elements from a few other classics. I've only played a short amount but just needed to share it.

 

I'm really enjoying what I'm playing and it's one of the few titles were I like the tilt controls.

 

Fantastic Game. This game is a great time killer. It takes just a minute to learn, but is challenging enough to keep you engaged. They paid great attention to detail while calling back to arcade style gameplay. This is definitely my game of choice for the foreseeable future.

  • AK_Stepham (4 stars, Appstore United States)
 

The gameplay of Colorpickle reminds us of SuperHexagon, although the biggest difference is that with Colorpickle you never know what’s coming next.

 

So I tried ColorPickle and it's pretty good. I usually don't like tilt controls but they feel very responsive here, allowing you to easily thread your way between hazards. The risk-reward mechanic of expanding is really fun and I like the art style as well.