The Hue video game is a new game where players must shift colors to solve puzzles. Curve Digital has recently picked the game up after it became a hit in the Indie expo scene.
“Hue’s been attracting a huge amount of attention since we started showing it at indie expos, but we’ve been particularly impressed with Curve’s enthusiasm for the game,” said Henry Hoffman, Creative Director at Hue developer Fiddlesticks. “Partnering with the leading publisher of indie games will enable us to make a real impact at launch and will hopefully ensure that Hue is a worldwide hit when it releases next year.”
Jason Perkins, managing director at Curve Digital, added that Hue is “…a genuinely innovative game, full of challenging platforming and wonderful puzzles—with real style and charm. This is the first of our 2016 games we’re announcing, and it’s a real statement of intent.” Curve Digital has also worked with the studios who made Thomas Was Alone, the Swapper, and the Swindle, among others. It is the largest publisher of independent games in the world.
Hue’s story is about Hue, a young man whose mother becomes trapped in “the mono world.”
“In this world, everyone sees in grayscale. Anne, a researcher specialising in colour theory, has created a mysterious ring which grants the ability to perceive and alter colour. After a fracas with her research assistant, she disappears into a coloured void. You play as Hue, Anne’s son, as he discovers fragments of his missing mother’s research and learns to perceive and alter colour for the first time.”
Hue’s enemy is Doctor Gray, whose intentions are evil. Hue must use the color ring to thwart the doctor and change the world around him. Players can manipulate the environment in order to reveal hidden routes, avoid threats, and remove hazards.
Hue is set to release in the first quarter of 2016 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Wii U.