I love Intake. I grabbed it awhile back before it was on Steam and loved it - how excited was I when a few months later I noticed I could activate it in my library!
It's a sleeper hit, unknown gem, whatever adjective pair you want to use to describe it is applicable. It's well polished, addictive, and fast paced - like the best Shmups (might be why I'm so drawn to it).
The premise is simple: click on pills to make them explode. Two colors come down at once, right click to swap between colors, build combos, and set high scores.
In execution, it gets tricky: the music is blaring, your palms are sweating, and the pills keep coming. You click and click and click but the waves keep coming down.
It's intensely fun with superb sound design. Speaking of which, make sure you have some solid headphones. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you had little cheapo earbuds in while you played this. The best experience is engrossed with your nose an inch from the monitor and the EDM soundtrack and high-quality sound effects bursting your eardrums.
The visuals are really nice too. Nothing too complex, a few particle effects and some color shadings but the game pulls it together into a great, color popping aesthetic.
As for settings options, for an indie game this guy is packed full of them. Full featured color-blind modes, "gartnervision", which gives background to the landscape mode the game is set in, a full suite of upgrades to unlock and turn on and master, even different game modes and challenges including a "No Nonsense" mode which cuts out bonus levels and keeps you in the heat of things longer and at a faster pace. You can really tell with the available settings, options, and unlocks that the developers really cared about this game and took the time to polish all the edges - even the flavor text for your power ups has funny little quips that fit the theme of the game.
Don't miss this one. I'd recommend it for just about any gamer with a love for pulse-pounding action, especially if you want something to pick up for short period of time play...if you can put it down.
P.S. - the quality of the soundtracks in the game is very high - the review video on Steam doesn't do it justice. You'll see what I mean the first time you load it up or you can compare it to the HQ video on their webiste: http://playintake.com/
You can also check out the soundtrack at their store page: http://music.cipherprime.com/album/intake-ost
(Hint: if you like the music, you'll love the game - the songs are even better with explosions)