Apr 16, 2013
Sheep… whad does the word make you think of? Cuddly animal? Something to count when insomnia makes an appearance? Source of good clothing for the colder months?
How about a color-morphing defender that blasts lasers at oncoming belligerents in colored wolf’s clothing? Ha. I knew I’d make you look.
Color Sheep is a simple game that has general tower defense principles in addition to color mixing and matching. There was my sheep, Woolfson, who made home on the left of the screen. Approaching from the right were wolves of different colors and shades. The wolves wanted to eat me, and my goal was to repel them.
But colors played played a big part in this game. I had three colors controls on the screen (red, green and blue), as well as one each for brightness and darkness. As noted, the wolves came in different colors and in one of two shades, like bright green or dark green. My laser only worked on wolves that matched my current color. So, if a bright red wolf was coming, I had to switch to bright red by using the color buttons referenced to switch to red. Then I could blast the attacker.
Now, if we were only dealing with single color sets, the game would be fun enough. Uniquely colored wolves started appearing, and to deal with them, I had to swipe colors. For example, if a purple wolf appeared, I had to swipe through red and blue to change Woolfson to purple. All the variations led to flurries of activities that were challenging and mind-engrossing.
Since it was a color-based game, I expected the colors to stand out, and they did. The developer did a pretty nice job of making the background utilitarian enough to fit the atmosphere and yet not wreak havoc on the eyes.
I would have loved having fewer controls, but they were easy to handle, but the layout worked, even though I though the playing area was a bit cramped. I did like the Facebook sharing and leaderboard system.
Color Sheep is a fun title with more than a little potential.