Welcome to ChromaTec’s test lab! You’re here to test our state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to solve our meticulously designed test chambers by painting the walls and droids. Remember how to mix colors from pre-school? Congratulations, you qualify!
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Release Date: Feb 16, 2016

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July 13

Who Needs Colors?

Dear Chromalovers,

as we all know, the core principle of ChromaGun is based on colors. Hence, the name. (The chroma-part, that is. Not the gun-part. Whatever.)

Colors: They're not for everyone
The problem with a color-based game is, only people who can actually see colors, can play it! Who knew? That means, we're effectively cutting out 8% of the world population. That's almost 600 Million people who can't play ChromaGun! It's a crime! A crime, I tell you!

(Also, dogs are color blind.)

The Big News
That's why we have some great news for all you deuteranopes, protanopes, tritanopes and doges: There's no need for seeing colors while playing ChromaGun anymore! We implemented a new accessibility feature called 'ChromalessGun'! (We're not actually calling it that, I just thought it might be funny). Switching on the new colorblind mode in the settings menu, will make icons appear in the UI, on the gun, droids, walls, ... everything that can be colorized, really.


How it works
The colorblind-icons can be combined, just like colors. That makes it easy to identify color-combinations for the chromatically impaired. And this is what it looks like in the game:


Feedback?
We really hope you enjoy ChromalessGun! If you have anything to say, leave a comment! Let us know what we did wrong, what we did right and what we didn't do at all!


Pixel Maniacs out!

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May 1

Start Running!

Gamers!

The ChromaGun Speed Run Challenge has officially started! From now, through May 31st, record your fastest playthrough of ChromaGun, upload it on YouTube or stream it on Twitch and enter the challenge on http://www.pixel-maniacs.com/speedrun for your chance at up to 700€ in Steam coupons!

Just make sure to have the latest update and play the Speedrun mode while recording!

And now, Ready, Set, Paint!

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Reviews

“GLaDOS' little brother”
80/100 – 4Players

“Food for the brain cells”
7/10 – Games! Magazin

“Perfect for the time you're waiting for the next Portal”
Macwelt (24.06.2016)

About This Game

"Totally, totally loving this game!" – TangoTek, YouTube

"Absolutely phenomenal" – BUBisAwesome, Twitch

"A great mixture of careful puzzle solving and hectic danger-avoiding" – Jillian Werner, Gamezebo

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Welcome to ChromaTec’s test lab! You’re here to test our newest, state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to try and solve our meticulously designed test chambers. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. But be weary of the WorkerDroids in charge of maintaining the chambers. They’re not exactly what you and I would call “human friendly”.

Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers. WorkerDroids are attracted to walls of the same color. Using that mechanic, try to reach the exit door of each chamber. Some doors are more complicated to use than others: They can only be opened using door triggers and only stay open as long as the triggers are occupied.

If all of this sounds like your brain can handle it, congratulations! You’re the perfect candidate for our test chambers!

That being said, welcome and good luck!

Help! Steam crashes when I launch ChromaGun!

If you're having trouble getting ChromaGun to launch, try deactivating your firewall and anti-virus software. Sometimes these seem to cause crashes when launching certain games through steam. You can read up on the issue here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=9828-SFLZ-9289

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5550 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 660 Ti, or AMD Radeon HD 7870 w/ 1024 MB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3 1024MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Soldner-X09
4.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Me encanta la voz que te acompaña y el obscuro sentido del humor que maneja, las mecánicas son muy divertidas, el juego resulta retador sin llegar a ser odioso, lo recomiendo solo si disfrutas los juegos de acertijos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy6do6tfsM
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Dead Pool
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Awesome game and also its fun to play and you shoot these colors out of your gun to make these floating things move to place to place overall I give this game a 10/10
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twitch/robcody
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
ahh chromagun. the damn game that made me so mad I cried and was completly shrek ♥♥♥♥ed over the damn color process not working out in my favor. ♥♥♥♥ my life man. This game is good, don't get me wrong, if you dont like a bunch of balls in your face I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS GAME. This game killed my grandma and my soul in just 15 minutes of gameplay. RIP GRANDMA. Oh and also harambe died playing this game as well. RIP HARAMBE.11/10 would play again.
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Dat360NoScope
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
I was gifted this game by the developer. (Thank you!)
I loved this game.
1. Entertaining puzzles
2. Puzzles weren't too hard but some of them made me really have to think.
3. Portal references!!!
4. Pretty decent graphics
5. Made me sad when it was over becasue I wanted more XD
6. Not too long but not too short.

Rating 10/10 Really cool game and I am looking forward to more things from the developer.
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Whoo Deeney
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 26
Finally a game that did a great update! Options for colourblind people! :)
There are a lot of us out there that can't see all colours properly, so this was a refreshing update for this game. And it's dangerous to play, because time disappears. You always want to try "just" another room, just one more...!
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GamersName
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
When i got my hands on it i went straight into venture, after passing few chapters it felt peace of cake (which i've found one in game literally!), then some work began, not that it ever became hard, but it wasn't that easy either, i liked alot it being well balanced.

Pros:
  • Has a plot!
  • Not repetitive puzzles
  • Definitely interesting and involving
  • No bugs! - Not that i would have encountered one
  • Suits for various ages

Cons:
  • I felt the game could be longer
  • Somewhat dull environment

Overall it's a safe buy, there is no way you will regret purchasing ChromaGun!
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Vyc Ðarkshådøw
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
Was given this game by the CEO of the company, via Twitch messaging. Streamed it for about two hours, and got approximately halfway through the game (according to the in-game overhead dialogue).

Pros:
1: GREAT concept for a game!
2: Customizable controls (do it from the launcher, not from in-game!) I actually swapped Blue and Yellow (1 and 3), moved Zoom to F, and moved Sneak to LAlt.
3: Later puzzles REALLY make you think out the rooms you're in, and are no longer a cakewalk.
4: "Colorblind mode" uses symbols to show colors (didn't test it, not color-blind, but wanted to mention it DOES exist).

Cons:
1: First few levels are almost TOO easy (I know, tutorials, but I'm usually a quick study on controls and gameplay).
2: I'd personally swap where the blue and the yellow tubes are on the gun. On the left side, it shows Yellow/Red/Blue, but looking at the gun, it's colored Blue/Red/Yellow. Kept hitting blue while looking for yellow, and vice versa.
3: Zero help in-game if you get stuck. Either reset or die, over and over and over again. (No, I don't want the game spoon-fed to me, but I have the patience of a three-year old in a candy store.)

The overhead dialogue somewhat reminds me of the Portal series, although a bit less degrading towards you. (Good? Bad? I'll let you decide.)

In summary, it's not normally the type of game I'd play (I'm more of an RPG guy), but this game was actually fun. I don't feel like playing this game was a waste of my time, and I would recommend it to others.
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HeadbanginZombie
3.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
This is a fantastic game to just chill and test your brain with! Loads of fun and real puzzling challenges with a hilarious commentary throughout!

- I'm a YouTuber and its amazing to record for those of you thinking along the same path, i would recommend this game to anyone! So what are you waiting for?? - Download and play it now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHcHwlmjpnM&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z121ft5i1ozsf5emu23zfbvaswb3yhlpc04
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billybo10000
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
ChromaGun is an interesting game for me. And I personally have some mixed feelings about the whole package of the game. Let's start by breaking down my Pros and Cons.

So, for those of you deliberating whether to buy this game, I highly recommend it if you enjoy puzzle games such as Portal and others of that specific genre. It's a love letter to the game, containing a few hidden references for the player to find.

The Pros:

The useage of colours to solve the puzzles is a fresh new take on the puzzle genre and provides a fun four hour experience.

The game has eight chapters worth of chambers and almost every chapter has 7 stages tacked on, so you get a lot of gameplay for your money's worth.

The Narrator is entertaining... when he's around.

The droids.


The Cons:

After a while the six colours you can make become a little boring. By chapter 6, I was desiring a new upgrade. Maybe an option that could revive rusted objects perhaps?

The electric tiles and their hitboxes. If there's anything I disliked in this game, it's those electric tiles. I had my fair share of failures from them and they ruined my experience in the final room of the game as I kept getting shocked by them at the end due to the working droids pushing me into them (This is during an escape sequence where you really shouldn't die for maximum impact).

The lack of narration is some portions of the game. I couldn't help but feel like half of the chapters were just romps through the test chambers. We don't have as much interaction with the Narrator as I would have liked and I just couldn't care for the character when he talked. Sometimes I forgot he was there.

The end of Chapter 4. Because a few floors in to chapter 5 we completly ignore what had happened like it had never taken place.


Overall, I'd give this game a solid 7/10 with a recommendation to Buy it! The game works, caters to all audiences and is an easy fix for those with Portal withdrawel symptoms. But keep in mind the game doesn't have much of a story and sweeps any narrative portions under the rug fairly quickly.
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Exine
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Product received for free
Really good game, remind me of portal in some ways!

Watch it first?
https://youtu.be/euY8gP0LV_0
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
A First Person Adventure Puzzle Game
https://youtu.be/CeehaaflX2Y
+ Many similarities to Portal. You are in a test lab as a random participant chosen to test some new military grade color morphing gun.
+ A pretty comical narrator talking through intercom (I think) who watches and follows you throughout the game through various cameras and makes fun of you from time to time.
+ The gameplay is pretty fun and unique. You mainly go through a series of rooms which each have a puzzle to solve. The main mechanic involves painting hovering balls or "droids" and then painting a wall the same color which will attract the droid to the wall...generally to press a switch to open a door of some sort. Later you being to combine colors in every increasingly difficult puzzle challenges.
+ Visually the game very nice with a very clean test-lab asethetic.
+ The puzzles gradually increase in difficulty and can be quite challenging to solve....just be sure to bring a color wheel if you've never taken an art class ;)

- I wish the narrator was "more involved". I wish he would have spoke more often, and it would have been nice if he provided some hints when you got stuck. He's honestly the most charming part about the game, and really helps push the player forward although he's a bit absent through many parts.
- The environment / puzzles got a bit repetitive for me after a short while. It felt like a never-ending labryinth, and I kept asking myself "will I ever get out of here?" It really needed some more events to change up the pace and scenery.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Awesome game! If you like Portal you'll like this! The puzzles get subtly harder as you go along, the narrator is a good head nod to Cave Johnson, and working with the Chroma Gun felt like making art!

Here's the let's play I did over it: https://youtu.be/TCgQkk_anu4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Product received for free
This game is interesting. The mechanics and everything are solid and it is very fun. I genuinely enjoyed it. It also kinda reminds me of Portal. Thank you to the community manager that gave me the opportunity to try out this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
Just got this for review, because it's free doesn't change my views!

First of all, LOVE this game's humor ! That is what hooked me, It reminds me of Portal, with the smartass GLADOS poking at you.

The puzzles seem very well designed, the controls are tight and precise, and the fact that traditonal FPS games have shift as "run" and spacebar as "jump" would lead you to believe that this game works in the same way.
It does not xD.
Jumping makes you do a useless hop, it's even an achievemnet, lol.
Running makes you go SLOWER lol/.
Add to the insanity of the Dev's updates page, (seriously, give it a read lol) These guys know what's funny, and made an awesome game to go along with it ^^
The fact they came up with a unique way for color blind ppl to play is nothign short of impressive, I hope this game gets alot more attention, these devs did such a good job with this game!
absolutely, 100% recommend this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Product received for free
Awesome game and also its fun to play and you shoot these colors out of your gun to make these floating things move to place to place overall I give this game a 10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
don't waste your time! just grab the Chrome Gun and have fun
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
Pretty sweet game! Has a Portal feel and the same satisfaction from solving puzzles!

P.S: There's a ♥♥♥♥ing cake in there, I'm not even kidding. Check the achievements.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
great puzzle game. feels like portal, but has color puzzles. very different. good fun!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Product received for free
Not exactly my type of game, but it's fun to play. it's a color based puzzle game. you have a color gun with 3 colors and you can mix colors to solve puzzles.
Graphics are also bit too basic for my taste, but think of it as a puzzle game and nothing else.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Great Game! If you loved Portal, you will most likely love this!

This game is clearly inspired by Portal and also has a nice story narration accompanying the Riddles.

The Rooms/Riddles themselves always have to do with the Three colors and the game can be quite challenging, especially since it is still introducing new features almost near the end of the game.

And the Price is good too! You'll definitely have a fun time with this, and for the speedsters: This game also has a specific Speedrun mode :P
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