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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May 1

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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!

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March 31

ChromaGun goes VR!

Hey you all,

we've been working on a little goodie for the past few weeks, and we're proud to announce it's finally here: ChromaGun VR! So put on your virtual reality inhibitor and get your head in the game! (get it?)



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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”
8/10 – Maxundmoritz

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!

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    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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Help me Nigga
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
This is the most ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game i have ever played. I won a giveaway for 2 months and i have only 22 minutes on this ♥♥♥♥. It is a shame for me to have this on my profile. If is there a way for me to remove this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game from my profile? if there is a chance for me to delete this ♥♥♥♥ i would do it.
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jimbore9971
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Product received for free
I was contracted a few days ago and asked to give ChromaGun a try and showcase it on my channel. Well, i did and found out that this game is very in-depth when it comes to solving puzzles.

In the begining you start off with some easy puzzles to solve to enable you to make it to the exit. After, this the fun begins. On each floor the puzzles start to get increasingly harder and harder which gives you more of a challenge. On each floor you have to look around and see where the droids are located and what color they are.

Then you have to get them to a location that will unlock the Exit door enabling you to leave. Now, when you get to the higher levels you have to watch out for floor tiles that will destroy the worker droids. Which make for an even better challenge to each level.

After, playing Chromagun twice, I give this game very high marks for it Graphics and Mechanics of game play. The scenes between levels are very short and not enough time to read them is the only draw back that i have so far with ChromaGun.

After, seeing some of the reviews given/written i would agree on one of them, "Food for the Brain Cells -- By Games!Magazin"

I have rated this game 9/10 Stars[/b].
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Hobo_Crow
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I thoroughly enjoyed Chroma Gun, and I suspect anyone who likes first person puzzlers as much as me will find similar enjoyment. However it wasn’t a flawless experience.
The Good
  • Solving puzzles more often than not felt satisfying.

  • The puzzle design for the most part was well done and left me impressed.
The Adequate
  • The narrative is what you’d expect, from a disembodied GlaDOS-esque narrator. While I found a moment here and there humorous, the story was mostly benign merely acting as a vehicle for the puzzles.
The Bad
  • There were a few fast paced sequences that to me were more frustrating than fun or exciting; as well as a dark, flashlight section that was a bit straining on the eyes (for me anyway).

  • There are no colorblind options from what I could see. So if this is something that might affect you, it would be a good idea to watch some videos and see how well you can distinguish between the colors.
All and all I’m glad I made this purchase. I should mention that I bought this game at a sale price of $5.84 as opposed to the normal price of $12.99. That being said I think I would have still been satisfied.
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Twitch.tv/makarimorph
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
VVVVV click here for video VVVV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO90MSdsTDg
^^^^^^^ Click here for video ^^^^^

Chroma gun is an awesome portal esque game that takes its onw initiative into bringing itself into its own unique game, this game is amazing and I hope you all enjoy it!
(and the cover art I drew!)
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SmokinDank5280
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Product received for free
I recieved this game for free with a request to stream and write a review. The Dev didn't pay my $32,420 sellout fee so recieving it for free didn't effect my review.

Let's start off by stating that I don't like puzzle games. I like to shoot bad guys, slay dragons, and bang sorceresses. I don't find great joy in being made to feel stupid by a game, thats what life is for. Ok, so onto the game.

Chromagun is a puzzle game where you use your "paint gun" to change the color of walls and balls to move the balls where you need to solve the puzzle which opens the door to the next room. Sounds simple unless you make a mistake...I made a lot. And then there are these "angry balls" that like to come ♥♥♥♥ with you...while the narrator talks ♥♥♥♥ to you. Still the game was pretty straight forward as I figured out little tricks to control the balls...I mean worker drones, just remembered WTF they are called, the game would throw tougher and tougher puzzles until I finally got to the point that the game was smarter and I gave up, proud of the progress I did make.

PROS:
Easy to learn
Smooth Controls
Simple Concept
Graphics were better than expected
♥♥♥♥♥ Narrator
Challenging

CONS:
♥♥♥♥♥ Narrator

Should you buy it? If you like puzzle games give it a shot, it's pretty damn good. Still cheaper than most of your bad decisions and won't give you VD. If you don't like puzzle games obviously skip it.

8/10 would get chased by angry balls again
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Buzzintate
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
The game has the same feel of portal with a different type of puzzle. That being said, I did have fun. However part of me feels like portal inspired this game, because it was way too similar with the announcer and the white tiles and the gun, ect. Some of the puzzles were not so clear at first and I found my own way to complete them. I wish this game was either longer or had better puzzles. The tedious, run for your life missions, got kind of annoying after a while but it was fine.

buy this game if you miss portal or like puzzle games in general.
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Jmeme
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Product received for free
So while i do recommend this game, i dont feel it is fully worth the $13 price tag it has on steam for a <3 hour game content. I would recommend you wait for it to be either on sale or gifted to you.

So, i was approached by the games developers to try out their game and give my thoughts. {{{SPOILERS AHEAD}}}

My initial reaction to the game was surprised by just how heavily it borrowed from Portal. While i understand the developers used it for inspiration i felt it was just too much similar. From the entire style of the voice over character, to the turret like drones, white featureless walls, cameras that move when shot, level transitions and fire chasing you as they destroy the facility.

The entire game just felt like someone taking portal, changing the concept but keeping the framework of the universe the same.

Then when i got to the ending of the game and realised i had only been playing for 2 and a half hours i checked the price tag on steam and was a bit disappointed that a $13 USD game wasnt even 3 hours long. By steams refund ToS people could completely buy, play, finish and then some with the game and still easily refund it, without any issue.

The AI on the droids and movement of the character also felt very clunky at times where the momentum of the character was very ice skaterish and the droids movement felt very jagged and box like.

Overall i would give the game like 6-7/10 but it just not 100% there. Wonderful concept and game so far, just feels lacking in content and originality.
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The Fallen And The Weary
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
Product received for free
Chromagun is a definitely awesome game. I would say it's kinda portal like but only in the fact that you're using a gun and solving a puzzle room. Drones and colors are your tools to navigate through the maze of rooms. It starts out pretty easy and it's difficulty level progresses steadily as most puzzle games should. I played this game with an Xbox 360 controller and it worked pretty well. The use of drones in the game are pretty awesome but be careful not to color it wrong colors or it's game over. This Indie company is off to a great start I can't wait to see more.
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ℓιzzєн
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Became addicted in less than 10 minutes. It's crazy how badly you want to move ahead to the next level. I'm going to end up playing this for hours! <3
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Broda
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Product received for free
The game is portal with a color twist
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
The game has the same feel of portal with a different type of puzzle. That being said, I did have fun. However part of me feels like portal inspired this game, because it was way too similar with the announcer and the white tiles and the gun, ect. Some of the puzzles were not so clear at first and I found my own way to complete them. I wish this game was either longer or had better puzzles. The tedious, run for your life missions, got kind of annoying after a while but it was fine.

buy this game if you miss portal or like puzzle games in general.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Product received for free
So while i do recommend this game, i dont feel it is fully worth the $13 price tag it has on steam for a <3 hour game content. I would recommend you wait for it to be either on sale or gifted to you.

So, i was approached by the games developers to try out their game and give my thoughts. {{{SPOILERS AHEAD}}}

My initial reaction to the game was surprised by just how heavily it borrowed from Portal. While i understand the developers used it for inspiration i felt it was just too much similar. From the entire style of the voice over character, to the turret like drones, white featureless walls, cameras that move when shot, level transitions and fire chasing you as they destroy the facility.

The entire game just felt like someone taking portal, changing the concept but keeping the framework of the universe the same.

Then when i got to the ending of the game and realised i had only been playing for 2 and a half hours i checked the price tag on steam and was a bit disappointed that a $13 USD game wasnt even 3 hours long. By steams refund ToS people could completely buy, play, finish and then some with the game and still easily refund it, without any issue.

The AI on the droids and movement of the character also felt very clunky at times where the momentum of the character was very ice skaterish and the droids movement felt very jagged and box like.

Overall i would give the game like 6-7/10 but it just not 100% there. Wonderful concept and game so far, just feels lacking in content and originality.
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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Chromagun is billed as a first-person action puzzle game, although it starts off focusing mostly on the puzzle aspect and then picks up the pace later on. If you're after a thoughtful, no-pressure game then you'll struggle later on where speed is important.

It's inspired by Portal, with a similar look and narration, but the puzzle mechanic is totally different. Here, it's about painting walls and droids different colours with your paint gun. Droids get pulled towards any surface that's the same colour as them, so you use that fact to move them around the level and position them on pressure pads that open doors.

To add some action, some droids are deadly to the touch and will chase you around the level if there's no coloured surface to pull them in.

Some gameplay from chapter 2, post-tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKz5va-z3DM

The paint-mixing idea is a great basis for setting puzzles, but it feels like they could have done more than just using it to get droids to cling to walls. Particularly because (based on what I've played so far, 3/4 of the way through the game) this is a 3D game that never really uses the third dimension in your puzzle solving.

Like all decent puzzle games, the game intelligently drip-feeds in new elements and teaches you their use, either through direct explanation or letting you discover it for yourself. Chapter 1 is a tutorial with one colour in your gun, Chapter 2 gives you the full three-colour gun and teaches you the art of mixing, while chapter 3 adds killer floor tiles that destroy droids, sometimes to your advantage. Chapter 4 adds walls that remove your paint after a short time. And so on, up to Chapter 8.

But this is a game with a story, and Chapter 4 ends on an action-packed climax ready for an atmospheric Chapter 5. At this point you wonder if the game up to this point was one long tutorial! Beyond this, the puzzles require faster thinking, faster timing and all-round more speed to proceed.

A few puzzles are inelegantly designed, ones that makes you wonder if you found an unintended shortcut or whether the rooms needed a second draft.

For instance, level 4.5 was first one where I was stumped for a while - the solution turned out to be mentally putting together stuff I'd done before, but it also required getting a droid to pass a certain point at a certain time that was annoyingly fiddly - I had already figured things out but spent ages running in circles to get it just right. I couldn't work out if it was me or the game at fault.

But all the puzzles are contained enough to be manageable. It rarely puts a second difficult puzzle after a first within a level (which might mean if you die on the second you'd have to plod all the way through the first again).

So I've been enjoying this, with reservations. I found the early stuff a bit gentle and I rattled through a lot of the game before hitting the real challenge, but it always changed things up before becoming boring. I enjoy the moments of panic and quick-thinking, and solving a puzzle is satisfying. But some of the timing later on is too tight to be fun and gets frustrating. But never mouse-breakingly so!

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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
I love puzzle games like this one, and Magrunner, and the Portals. I'm 70 yrs. old and I'm trying to keep my brain sharp. But when the game designers INCLUDE a NECESSITY for DEXTERITY in the game, it really ticks me off. I get really disappointed by the fact that I paid the same price as anyone else, or close to it, but I don't get to finish the game, because my fingers aren't as fast as my brain. This game does just that. I love the whole concept of mixing the colors to open the doors, and even getting the colors in the right orders. It's a cool concept and fun to play and solve the puzzles. BUT here I am running from a fire that my fingers just aren't fast enough to solve the puzzle. Although I know WHAT to do, I can't physically do it. Maybe I could if I did it over and over and over a million times, but I don't care to do that, that's why I bought a PUZZLE game. Maybe I should have waited a while to cool down before I wrote this. I recommend this game for anyone that loves puzzles, AND has the DEXTERITY to solve them!
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I nearly didn't buy ChromaGun because I read in another review that the difficulty spiked and the game went from gentle puzzling to demanding serious dexterity. I'm glad I chose to try it anyway. For context, let me explain that I am an average gamer in my late-forties with serious sight issues, and yet I completed the game in around 10 hours with 100% achievements. The puzzles ranged from easy to mildly challenging. The basic mechanic of manipulating droids by changing their colour, or the colour of their surroundings, is a neat one. The devs have borrowed Portal's premise of a guy (or gal) going through test chambers. Critics might say this is unoriginal and I suppose they have a point, but at least it's better than the cheesy 'contestant in a deadly game show' format utilised by several of the other games in this genre. It also means Chromagun's levels are bite-size - some of them take a few seconds to complete once you're figured the solution - so if you screw up it's no hardship to restart and try again. This makes it a good game to boot up whether you have ten minutes to kill or wish to spend a few hours gaming.

To sum up, ChromaGun isn't an ambitious game. The graphics and sound are solid and unpretentious, it's slick and bug-free, and there's a welcome side serving of humour in the voice over. Recommend. 8/10
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
NOTE: This game was given to me by the developer for review purposes. This did not influence my review in any way.

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ChromaGun is a puzzle game with first-person shooter mechanics. The concept of the game is simple: use your paint gun to paint walls and droids to open doors and escape each level. But, especially in later levels, some of the puzzles are quite devious. It will take a bit of brainpower and some nimble droid dodging to make your way to the end.

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Graphics - The graphics are large and colourful. Droids are suitably mechanical spheres hovering on small booster rockets, and it's easy to see which ones are dangerous and which are not from a quick glance. Given that the main idea behind the game is colour matching, it's obviously important for you to be able to quickly see the difference between the different coloured wall panels and droids. For the most part, the game handles this well, although in a couple of cases a droid in shadow was actually not the colour I first thought.

Graphics settings are pretty limited, but appropriate: a pre-game dialog box allows you to choose graphic detail (low, medium, high) and resolution, as well as whether you want windowed mode or full screen.

Sound - Sound is mostly pretty minimal. The game has some fairly forgettable background music, and the *pew,pew* and *bzzt* sounds of your chromagun and electric tiles, respectively, are okay, but nothing special. The voiceover of your supervisor / tormentor is very well done indeed.

Gameplay - In typical puzzle game style, ChromaGun divides its offering into a large number of small levels, grouped into different areas. The areas themselves are fairly unimportant, though, as each level has much the same theme -- there are no different worlds or anything like that -- so it's really just a long list of levels to get through. You start the game as a contractor for ChromaTech, at the office to test the new ChromaGun, a three-colour paint gun capable of colouring certain wall tiles and some droids. Droids of a particular colour are attracted to wall tiles of that colour, you're told in the first level, and from that point on the game has you using your gun to colour wall tiles and droids in your efforts to make it through the testing facility. Switches are introduced early on, and later levels include much harder obstacles, such as droids that can kill you, electrified floor tiles, and automated wall cleaners that remove your paint within seconds of spraying it on.

It's important for a puzzle game that the player is able to quickly grasp the mechanics and interface, and be able to focus on solving the puzzles. ChromaGun does this well, with a very shallow learning curve in the first two areas leading into some downright tricky later levels in the later areas. I still haven't managed to finish the game: one particular level in area five is doing my head in at the moment!

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Pros:
+ Clean, colourful graphics suit the game well.
+ Voice over and associated humour is very well done. I've laughed out loud a few times while playing.
+ shallow learning curve makes sure you grasp the simplest ideas well before increasing complexity.
+ Steam achievements will keep you coming back for one more try, even when your rage meter is approaching the redline.

Cons:
- The primary mechanic is simple, and the game doesn't offer a whole lot more than that. In the later levels it can get a bit repetitive.

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ChromaGun is a well-made puzzle game with minor FPS components. It has high production values and a core mechanic that works, so it sticks to it.

7/10

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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
What a fun game and pretty basic colours. This game has it all, fun puzzles, spikey balls chasing me, deadly floor traps and there is even an cake.

I'm happy i bought this on release day.

(completed the game today: just under 5 hours of gameplay)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
To preface this. It isn't going to be a review, but more of request for future content. I've completed the game and i had a blast. it was refreshing to play another portalesq game. The commentary was hillarious and the gameplay while a bit easy in the beginning ramped up to a fun and chalenging later chapters. My request is that there eventually either add dlc that adds more levels that are more difficult. Or create a map creator similar to what portal 2 had and allow the community to create maps. This would not only allow new content for players to continue playing this awesome game, but after a editor would be created it would make less work for the Devs to create new content. I sincerely hope this game recieves frequent updates becuase i love it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Copy of the game provided by the developers

I have been playing ChromaGun for a couple of hours and I can tell this game is going to be loved by all those who like a puzzle game. There is a good amount of humor and the narrator voice is pure honey, you're going to enjoy listening to it even when it says how dumb you are for failing the puzzle for the 22nd time in a row.
Speaking of puzzles, they get challenging pretty quickly and some will test your planning skills as well as your reflexes.

The game is about mixing the primary colors in order to get some droids to point A to point B, sometimes painting walls, others painting the drones themselves. Other times you'll have to make the drones suicide on electrified floor in order to be able to progress with the puzzle. As the game says: if you went to primary school you won't have any troubles understanding the game mechanics.
Graphically and musically speaking, the game is average, nothing to write home about, but both get their job done. The music is very relaxing and helps the thinking a lot and the graphics could be better, sure, but could also be much worse.

Overall I agree with most of the reviews: this game is a solid puzzle game that you'll enjoy a lot, with a "portal" feeling to it but also it's own soul.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Great game!
Think portal, but with colors instead! Absolutely great gameplay so far, and I can hardly wait to play more!
Also... it helps to have that color wheel next to you while playing; ya know, that one they teach you about in kindergarden? lol
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