Granted, games are subjective, and a fast-paced shooter or tense sports game could be just the thing to forget about that angry Email, the busy commute or the looming five-minute deadline. Often though, these types of games just increase my stress levels, pumping even more adrenaline into the body me than when I started. So if the goal is to calm myself down and relax, none of them hit the spot.
Sure, games are subjective, and a fast-paced shooter or tense sports game could be just what you need to forget about that angry email, busy commute, or looming five-minute deadline. But often these kinds of games just increase my stress levels, pumping even more adrenaline into my body than when I started. So if the goal is to calm myself down and relax, none of these would ever hit the spot.
But I Love Hue is different because you play at your own pace, the only challenge is getting the colors right, and even though you're told how many moves are needed to complete each game, it's very easy to completely ignore those figures and you play purely for fun, not for status.
I love you, I love Hu
The premise of I Love Hue is simple, which is why I love it so much. You are presented with a shape filled with many small tiles. Each one has a specific shade, a shade, and the goal is to move each one to the right place within the shape so that the result is a beautiful color gradient, from green to blue – although the combinations become even more varied as you progress in every level.
You'll start with a simple shape to arrange to color perfection, such as a square or diamond, with large tiles. The more you complete, the more complex the shapes and color combinations and the tinier the tiles. But there is no pressure. Things can get a little tougher, but there's no countdown timer or leaderboard. You can even skip some shapes and complete levels and move on to others.
I can't tell if it's the lack of pressure and competition or the gorgeous colors that have made this game my disappointment, the only application for iPhone which I reach for when I feel overwhelmed on public transport. Either way, I highly recommend downloading this colorful oasis the next time you need some gentle visual stimulation, a dose of calming color, and a meditation practice that doesn't involve actual meditation.