Warning, flashing pixel! You may not want to play this game if you are photosensitive.

This is my attempt to make a visual game with only one pixel.
It is a simple color matching game where you get presented a color and need to dial in the correct hue and saturation. Repeat a few times and get rewarded.

I know that it is not a very engaging game but I enjoyed the challenge that this interpretation of the theme presents.

Controls:

  • +/- to change window size (web version starts upscaled, desktop should start as 1x1 px window)
  • h to get the hint again
  • left/right to change hue, alternative: A/D
  • up/down to change saturation, alternative: W/S
  • space to check whether the color matches

The web build has some issues. If the up/down arrow keys scroll the page you may want to use the alternative WASD controls instead of the arrow keys or switch to fullscreen (bottom right) before starting the game. In addition the game seems to have trouble regaining focus, don't click outside the game after starting it. Unfortunately there is little I can do about that, please consider playing a desktop build if possible.

Made during GMTK Jam 2019 in about half a day on Linux using free and open source software.
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Unique experience.  But Hue! I'm not smart enough to judge the Hue!  nice job anyway... from here, once you have your interesting idea, focus on game feel and fun.  good work.

Thanks a lot!
I have more difficulty with saturation.
I know it's not fun, but thanks, if I can come up with a way to make this game fun I will likely change it after the rating period.

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I had a chance to test the Mac build today and unfortunately it didn't work. Uploads are disabled during the voting period, so you will have to make do with the web version for now.

The Windows builds should work, but I only tested them through WINE.

The Debian version is as of yet untested.

No matter which OS you use, you can always grab the Löve framework and run the .love file directly. Made with Löve 11.x and possibly works with 0.10.x.

I was made aware that I had forgotten to add an essential control to the description. Press SPACE to check whether the color is correct. (Thanks Rangermann!)

That's very creative and it fits the theme.

Thanks a lot :]