As the story goes, you're a tiny little dude and you want to make your way to the vortex, which takes you to the next level. While that's not much of a plot, we found ourselves hooked straight from the start. The game is called Color Theory because, simply put, it's a color puzzler. You hit colored signs, and depending on their color as well as your own, a piece of the map appears or disappears. While that's all well and good at first, you soon start running into enemies, spikes and vast open areas that'll kill you on the spot. About midway through you'll start running into some gravity puzzles to boot -- forcing you to run and jump on ceilings while the same deadly forces get in your way. It's harder than it sounds, and if you're anything like us, you'll find you start tilting your head a bit to comprehend what's going on.
Add to the gameplay a lovingly crafted score that manages to slip far enough into the background while still remaining poignant and you have yourself a winner of an experience. It's tough in the way old games were tough -- relentless in its accuracy and unforgiving in its physics.
If you don't pull your hair out by the final level, we commend you -- you're a better gamer than us.
Play it here.