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Vibrant Puzzler Hue Coming Soon to PS4, PS Vita

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Vibrant Puzzler Hue Coming Soon to PS4, PS Vita
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Hi everyone, my name’s Henry and I’m the creative mind behind Hue, a vibrant puzzle-platformer where you alter the world by changing its background color. The concept sounds simple, but since we started work on it in 2014, we’ve created a colorful world full of mind-bending puzzles, memorable characters, and heartfelt stories.

You play as the titular Hue, exploring a dangerous grey land, unearthing colored fragments on a journey to find his missing mother. These fragments allow him to manipulate color, creating many gameplay and puzzle-solving opportunities. We’re going to show you a few of these now.

On your adventure, the colored fragments you find will appear on a mysterious wheel. Selecting a color with the right analog stick will change the background color. Then, when obstacles match the background, they disappear — letting you pass through!

As the colors increase, so too do the types of puzzles. Soon you’ll be making all sorts of things appear and disappear. Crates, crumbling rocks, balloons, moving platforms, boulders, and many more items will help or hinder your progress. Remember — you’re one color away from certain death, so solve these puzzles carefully!

It’s not all puzzle-solving in Hue, though. Danger lurks around every corner, and you’ll find yourself quickly switching between colors in a desperate bid to avert danger. Whether it’s being impaled, drowned, crushed, or lasered, you’ll need to use your full spectrum of colors to escape the cold grasp of death.

Hue’s not the only one with the power to change color. You’ll quickly find yourself bouncing off color blocks, or drenching objects in colored slime. Just when you thought you were changing the world, you’ll find the world starts changing itself.

This can be a blessing or a curse — things change very quickly in the world of Hue and you’ll need to stay on your toes. Even when you’re drenched in colored slime and darting between colored boulders. Quick reflexes are essential to escaping unscathed!

After showcasing the game around the world, we soon discovered that some players struggled more than most — and not because of their gaming abilities. Up to 10% of people suffer from color blindness, and for them, telling colors apart could prove very challenging. After much research, testing, and seeking advice from color-blind communities, we devised a simple symbol system which we hope will make the game accessible to all. We really want as many people as possible to enjoy Hue.

Hue is coming soon to PS4 and PS Vita. We really hope you enjoyed this small snapshot into the world of Hue, and that you’ll join us in the colorful adventure to come.

All the best,
Henry and the Fiddlesticks team

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  • dontknowsoldier

    This looks awesome! Thanks for bringing it to Vita. Will be a Day 1 purchase for me.

  • Looking forward to the game Henry. Looks like a perfect fit for Vita.
    Do you have a release window for the game. Is the game cross buy and will both versions release on the same day?

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      Thanks very much for the kind words. I think we’re currently aiming at late August for a PS4 release and Vita shortly afterwards. I’m really keen to not keep Vita fans waiting, as they’ve been great to us so far!

  • Adding symbols for the colorblind is fantastic. Thank you! Until I saw that, I bought the game was interesting but that I was probably not going to be able to play it. Now I can give it a shot!

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      That’s great to hear! Looking forward to hearing how you get on with it!

  • A wonderful idea being brought charmingly to life — on my Vita, no less! Thanks, and good luck on whatever development remains, Henry!

  • deadendblues

    The game looks amazing! Day one buy for me esp. Vita

  • RetroDaddySlim

    Isnt there a single developer announcing new game in last few years that would keep their word and release games for systems originaly announced?
    Curve Digital announce it way back in 2014 coming on PS4/PS3/Vita in early 2016.

    What happend to PS3 version?

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      Sorry about that. I’ve done all the porting myself (as well as building the game) so had to be a bit realistic as to how much I could achieve. If there’s a demand for it, I’ll look into it after our PS4 release though. Thanks for checking it out.

  • Omg, looks beautiful for Vita!! Can’t wait! I know some other games like Call of Duty or Uncharted 4 had their own colour blind options, but using symbols is very cool.

  • Totally remarkable. This one’s gonna be in my collection!

  • ArrasaMonkey

    Brazil intensifies

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      Haha, so many people have said this to me, but I still have no idea what it means.

  • deutschZuid

    Just wanted to say thanks for supporting the Vita. Would definitely buy this game when it’s out.

  • AngryChicken82

    Played this early in a convention, definitely a must-buy!

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      Nice, which one? We’ll be at GamesCom and Insomnia this month, so say hi if you’re there!

  • VinsanityV21

    The Key Art for this (on the front page of the PS Blog) looks like Adventure Time/Bravest Warriors art – glad it got me to click! I’m definitely a fan of puzzle platformers so I’ll give this a look when it comes out, for sure!

  • HussamFelimban

    Game looks great! Will the Vita version be compatible with the PSTV?

  • Looks awesome! What would be even more awesome would be if there was support for Phillips Hue! Imagine your living room being lit up as the same colors as in the game! Just an idea, will buy anyways.

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      I have the kit, and I’m working on integration. Would love to get it out soon in an update!

  • wardragon989

    I’m glad this game is coming to the PlayStation system. I played this at EGX (UK event) last year and I have to say, having a simplistic idea of different colours mixed with puzzles is amazing. So congratulations :)

    Its a definite purchase for me :) Thanks for bring it to the PS systems so I could purchase it :)

    • Henry Hoffman
      Henry Hoffman

      Great! Pleased you enjoyed it at EGX, we had a bunch of fun showing it there.

  • I have been excited about this game since I first saw it on the Kinda Funny YouTube channel, I don’t think you answer this but will the game be cross-buy? i will get it on both consoles either way but I was just wondering

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