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