Release date revealed for indie game 'Hue'

A screenshot from 'Hue'. A screenshot from 'Hue'. CURVE DIGITAL

Curve Digital's puzzle-platforme, Hue, will be coming out later this month according to announcement from the game publisher Wednesday.

Developed by Fiddlesticks, Hue features a simple color-matching mechanic as its palette is designed to seamlessly blends a vivid art style with clever level design and a touching narrative to paint a platforming adventure as refreshing as it is colorful.  The game is scheduled to release on Aug. 23 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Hue has been almost universally loved whenever we’ve taken it out to shows,” said Dan Da Rocha, Director at Fiddlesticks. “So we’re incredibly excited to be finally getting into people’s hands properly. We’ve spent the last couple of years in Hue’s world – it’s going to be brilliant to welcome some more visitors.”

Although everyone whom the titular Hue encounters sees only in greyscale, the world of Hue is far from black and white.  On a journey to solve his mother’s disappearance, Hue begins to piece together her discarded research, ultimately discovering the ability to see the world’s hidden color and change it to alter reality.  As the background shifts between shades, rifts form, and obstacles slip between pigmented dimensions.

As Hue uncovers new details involving his mother, he’s able to manipulate the game world in increasingly sophisticated ways.  By transforming the background color of the world, he can manipulate objects, unlock new areas and interact with new aspects of the environment.  Along the way, Hue will meet a diverse cast of imaginative characters in a witty and wonderful world filled with inventive puzzles and the tendency to instill a genuine sense of wonder.  Hue also features support for a multitude of color-changing LED devices and offers a colorblind mode by utilizing unique symbols as a color aid.

“The color-changing puzzles bring something genuinely fresh to the genre – we’ve had a real blast designing them,” adds Henry Hoffman, Creative Director at Fiddlesticks.  “Some of the latter stages of the game are incredibly devious – we’ll be taxing parts of the brain untouched by previous games.”

Hue is rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB.

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