From the developers of Colors! 3D, a Kickstarter campaign is now live for 'Colors Live', featuring a pressure-sensitive pen for painting on Switch
What seems to be the killer app for digital art is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer! The official sequel to Colors! 3D, which was released for Nintendo 3DS back in 2012 (and was the 10th highest rated 3DS game ever), will allow for professional artistic designs directly on your Switch using the newly introduced "Colors SonarPen". The SonarPen takes advantage of the Switch's headphone jack, allowing for pressure-sensitive touch directly on the screen. A Kickstarter campaign for "Colors Live", has gone live from Jens Andersson (creator, designer, and programmer), and while the app is "pretty much ready for shipping", Andersson is seeking a $15,356 goal to fully fund the project, planned for release in Summer 2020. You can check out all the details and donate on the official Kickstarter page here. The full press release can be seen below!
STOCKHOLM, May 13, 2020 – Colors Live is coming to the Nintendo Switch™. Collecting Smiles have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-source funding for the initial production of the bundled Pressure-Sensitive pen and to finish the development of Colors Live. Fans from all around the world are invited to back the Kickstarter campaign here!
Colors Live will include new features such as Pressure-Sensitivity and a creative brand-new game-mode as well as tight integration with the widely popular Colors Gallery to which the community has uploaded more than an astonishing 4 million paintings.
Natural painting experience
Colors Live will be bundled with the Colors SonarPen to give artists real Pressure-Sensitivity and a natural painting experience
“The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic device and many people have asked me to bring Colors over to it. However, I didn’t really want to, unless I could make a better version than Colors! 3D. Without a stylus, I would have to rely on finger-painting which is not something I think is very fun,” Jens Andersson, the creator of Colors!, said. “Then, a little bit more than a year ago, an inventor friend of mine in Hong Kong contacted me. When I saw the Pressure-Sensitive Pen that he was working on, I realized that this would be perfect for the Switch. Together with him we have now developed the Colors SonarPen.”
The Colors SonarPen is a collaboration between Collecting Smiles and GreenBulb and brought to life by all the fans of Colors through the recently launched Kickstarter campaign.
Building on our long history of game development we are proud to be able to add the brand-new game-mode to Colors Live. In Colors Quest you complete a challenge every day by painting something on a set theme and various rules and make your way across the map.
We have done several prototypes for this over the years, but now is the first time that we think that we really made a fun game out of something purely creative. In order to create a single-player mode that works for every skill-level and reward gamers for improving over time we are crowd-sourcing input from our players in Colors Quest.
A success story
13 years ago, Jens started working on the first prototype of Colors! that since then has become a huge success, contributing to the evolution of digital painting. The game was downloaded over a million times for the Nintendo DS™ and the successor is rated as the 10th highest rated Nintendo 3DS™ game of all time.
The Colors Team would like to thank and celebrate everyone that have enjoyed Colors! over the years with this release of the Colors Live Kickstarter campaign. Together you have made Colors! a great success and together you can help bringing Colors Live to the Nintendo Switch. We think both seasoned artist and people new to digital painting are going to love it!