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Hue

The debut production of the independent studio Fiddlesick, combining elements of platformer and logic game. While playing, we assume the role of the eponymous hero whose task is to find his lost mother.

Arcade | play for free | platform | logical elements | 2D | indie games

Hue cover

developer: Fiddlesticks

publisher: BadLand Publishing

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

30Aug2016

PC XONE PS4

27Sep2016

PSV

06Jun2019

Switch

23Apr2020

iOS AND

Hue for PC, PS4 and etc. is the first production by Fiddlesticks, published by Curve Digital which previously released Stealth Inc. and The Swapper, among other titles. The game is a combination of platformer and logic games where we solve numerous, more or less difficult puzzles.

Plot

In Hue for PC, PS4 and etc., the player assumes the role of the eponymous hero whose task is to find his lost mother, a scientist that deals with color research. The path to that goal is a bumpy one, though, because she got lost somewhere in a monochromatic world.

Mechanics

As mentioned above, Hue for PC, PS4 and etc. is a combination of platformer and logic games. Moreover, the structure of this production is typical to the “metroidvania” genre — when traversing vast locations, we encounter blocked paths to which we can come back after the protagonist has gained required skills. While playing, the player travels single-colored maps, omitting numerous obstacles and solving logic puzzles. The latter are based on manipulating colors — having found fragments of his mother’s research log, the protagonist can change background color with a special device. In this way, for example, making a green obstacle disappear in a green background, he can neutralize traps that lie in wait for him and also unlock the way to previously unavailable places. The player makes a choice regarding the color needed at a given moment from a palette presented in the form of a circular menu. Having launched it, the time slows down, letting us choose the needed color without any rush.

Technical aspects

Hue was released for PC, PS4 and etc., among other platforms. Graphics-wise, versions for all platforms are identical, the PlayStation Vita being the only exception — the game runs at a lower resolution and offers less details on the handheld console. The soundtrack features over thirty songs. The title has built-in facilities for colorblind people. Once enabled, they assign a unique symbol to every color.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 2900 XT or better, 400 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7/8/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.80 GHz/ AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 610/Radeon HD 6450 or better, 400 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/Vista(SP2)/7/8/8.1/10

Epic Games Store Offers New Free Game Today; Conan Exiles Pulled From Offer
Epic Games Store Offers New Free Game Today; Conan Exiles Pulled From Offer

news 02 July 2020 13:20

Today at 8 AM PT, another title will be available for free on Epic Games Store - Hue, an arcade game with puzzle elements. Unfortunately, Conan Exiles has been withdrawn from the offer.

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