Established as one of the great classics of the indie scene since its original release in 2016, Hue comes to iOS and Android devices in a custom touch screen port. Platforms, exploration and puzzles merge to create an amazing adventure in which color becomes crucially important in the game mechanics.
Playing as young Hue, you’ll have to transform a grey world into an explosion of colour as you try to solve your mother’s disappearance through the fruits of her research and the clues she left behind. Add new colours to your palette to access previously unreachable places through interconnected levels, in true Metroidvania style.
Hue’s mechanics seem simple at first glance: A yellow block is blocking your way? Activate the yellow colour and it will merge with the stage background. But it doesn’t take long for you to realise that the adventure won’t be as easy as it seems: you’ll have to alternate colours, often in the middle of a jump, to avoid laser traps, stop a rock of a certain colour from crushing you or reveal a door that was previously invisible to your eyes.
Play with the colour palette to create block-based staircases, activate or deactivate platforms connected to coloured balloons and use your wits to solve puzzles that are as ingenious as they are challenging. And you can do all this using the Touch Screen, slowing down time as you select the right colour for each action.
Throughout the adventure, Hue will add more colors to the device created by her mother, until she reaches a palette of eight: light blue, purple, orange, pink, dark blue, red, yellow and green. There will come a time when you will have the situation of each colour on the wheel memorised, and with a simple movement of your thumb you will alternate them at a pace you thought impossible at the beginning of the game. Changing colours will be as natural and instinctive for you as jumping or running.
Hue’s groundbreaking aesthetic combines silhouettes with a striking colour palette to create an adventure that’s as spectacular as it is exciting. You’ve never seen anything like this on your mobile device screen.
The Fiddlestick Games‘ masterpiece is accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack that features more than 30 different musical themes that add drama to a story that talks about love, loss and regret.
Hue is now available on iOS and Android devices in both Europe and the United States from Curve Digital and Badland Publishing. Will you miss it?