A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Made for Ludum Dare 25 (Dec 2012), Colorful is a simple game where the player moves freely around a 2D world, fighting mutliple enemies. The goal is to collect 8 colour artifacts and bring them back to the main hero's love.

Game mechanic is based on 20x20 tile rooms, in which both you and your enemies can move freely in all directions (no gravity). However, you can only shoot left and right. When you locate a colour artifact, you have to pick it up and carry it back to the center of the map. Should you die, the artifact returns back to where you picked it - but apart from that, you will never lose any progress. The game features a 7x7 room world, with a small 3x3 tutorial.

More information

Published 2 years ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date 4 years ago
Tags2D, Difficult, ludum-dare, ludum-dare-25, Minimalist, Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Licensezlib License
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
AccessibilityConfigurable controls, Interactive tutorial

Install instructions

On Windows, all needed .dlls are provided, so the game should work out of the box.

On Linux, you will need the following packages installed to run the game: libSDL, libSDL_image, libSDL_mixer, mesa-libGL. Note that since this is a 32-bit build, you will need 32-bit packages. If you are willing to compile the game yourself as to get a 64-bit binary, you can find the source on my homepage or on GitHub.


v.1.2, Windows 32-bit (1 MB)
v.1.2, Linux 32-bit (1 MB)

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