The theory of subtractive color mixing provides the core mechanics for VÄRI. The player is presented with towers that generate fields of colors in cyan, magenta or yellow. These fields are only activated by the heartbeat of the central tower, and only if it is in range. According to color, each field can then trigger towers of its own color, which in turn shoot the upcoming enemies. While only fields of yellow active yellow towers etc., more advanced towers demand the combination of two. With the red, green and blue towers each consisting of the combination of two, VÄRI’s ultimate tower, while only as a concept, would require all fields at once, making it the black tower. Since a tower can only attack enemies of it’s own color ( or a subcolor thereof ), this manifests in an approach to rethink the class system of common tower defense games.
VÄRI was awarded the 1st place in the category „Best Design“ at the local Game Jam venue in Bremen, Germany.
› Game Design ( Art Direction, Interface Design, Logo Design)
In collaboration with Michele Krüger, Felix Heibeck, Hendrik Heuer, Sarina Walter
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