We've talked about gamification. We've talked about color. Why not participate in a little bit of gamification that could strengthen your color knowledge--and maybe even make you a better designer?
Blendoku is a mobile puzzle game that is free for Android and iOS.
The object is to organize colors by saturation, shade and hue. While it sounds simple, things get tricky pretty quick; and next thing you know you're immersed in a Sudoku-crossword rainbow puzzle. Not sure you're grasping the concept? Check out this brief demo video.
If you've got some free time (or perhaps a lot of free time), give it a go and let me know what you think. Already feel like you're becoming a color master? Or was this just a (visually stimulating) waste of time?
Note: This game isn't color blind friendly (yet), but according to this Mashable article, creators Rod Green and Yeong-Hao Han say they're working on a way to shift the colors so that everyone can play.
I have tried this game, and it is a lot harder than I assumed it would be. The human brain works in wondrous ways. But there are still some concepts in the world that even the smartest person would have some difficulties with. This app would be close to one of them.
Posted by: Gillian Walter | August 14, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Right there with ya Gillian--I've got through 40 of the "hard" levels and for the life of me still can't figure out Level 18.
Posted by: AJ | August 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM