Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played Hue, a platformer from Curve Digital in which players change the color of the world around them to solve puzzles and reach new areas. Hue features totally unique puzzle mechanics, fantastic narration, and a beautiful score. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and our hands-on video.
Hue is an artistic and thoughtful platformer developed by Fiddlesticks (headed by the creator of classic Windows Phone game Mush) and published by Curve Digital. In this imaginative tale, a scientist has caused the world to become dark and gray. A young boy named Hue must restore color to the world and rescue his friend who has turned invisible.
Hue looks like a black-and-white platformer at first brush. But as our hero discovers new colors hidden throughout the world, he can change the color of the world itself. Changing colors can remove obstacles, reveal new paths, and much more. The world itself is vast and interconnected, with lots of areas to explore. And a colorblind mode ensures that anyone who can see can play.
As he explores the world, Hue will also encounter a unique cast of characters who respond to the changing colors. Fully voiced narration (in the vein of Thomas was Alone) brings the story to life. It's quite a lovely game.
Hue comes to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on Tuesday, August 30th, and PlayStation Vita in September. It will cost $14.99. Watch us play and Hue might just catch your eye and warm your soul!
We streamed Hue for ~90 minutes tonight, starting at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we gave out a total of 11 prize codes:
- 5 $10 Xbox Gift cards
- 6 $5 Xbox Gift cards
See the contest winners at the end of this article.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, September 3: Tune-in to Paul's Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch for a special stream giveaway while Paul heads to Call of Duty XP in Los Angeles!
- Saturday, September 10: Nightmares from the Deep 2 from Artifex Mundi
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These winners will soon be seeing all the colors!
$10 Xbox gift cards
$5 Xbox gift cards
Tonight's prizes provided by Mobile Nations. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!