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Cowlorful is a game made in collaboration with my good friend Jimp – www.artjimp.com

Cowlorful 2 is coming!

Cowlorful2

Cowlorful2

We have begun work on creating a sequel to our colourful platformer Cowlorful, currently simply known as Cowlorful 2! Hopefully we will create a better name before launch, but at the minute, that’s all we got! Jimp is once again on board to create all the fantastic artwork for the title, so you can be sure it will look fantastic.

Cowlorful2 Rainforest

Cowlorful2 Rainforest

A new feature which sets it apart from the original Cowlorful is a new underwater zone. Being underwater poses different problems for Cow, so designing and developing these levels will be extra interesting and we hope the player appreciates them too.

Cowlorful2 Underwater

Cowlorful2 Underwater

The game is being developed in HTML5, and will be available on mobile, tablet and desktop. Things are pretty early in development, but we have some screenshots taken by Jimp of his work on the game so far. We are also planning on recording a few development diary videos while creating this game, to share the process with other indie developers and gamers so keep your eyes and ears peeled for those.

If you missed the first Cowlorful, you can head still over to ArmorGames to give it a play.

Cowlorful

Cowlorful Main Menu

Cowlorful Main Menu

Cowlorful has been released! Cowlorful is a physics based puzzle platform game that I developed in my spare time while working at Substance with my friend Jimp. The game was eventually sponsored by ArmorGames, and has since appeared on many portals around the world.

Cowlorful features 19 levels located in 5 distinct world zones to explore. Each world includes an animal NPC, that presents the player with fun quests that sometimes span multiple levels. When a level is first started, it is grey and becomes increasingly more colourful as the player nears each tile within the level. Players must colour a certain amount of each level to be able to progress to the next one.

Colouring in the level

Colouring in the level

To complement the coloring in theme, the world map also colours in as each subsequent level is finished. The world map can be navigated using the mouse or arrow keys and pressing spacebar begins a new level. NPC’s can be seen on the world map also and animate to display if that quest has been completed.

Cowlorful World Map

Cowlorful World Map

Some levels also include enemies which the players must avoid. Other obstacles include puzzles, which the player must complete before being able to complete the level, or to be able to reach a hidden stack of coins. Some levels also include golden udders. Collecting all of these golden udders unlocks a super special prize which could totally change your opinion on cows forever. I’ll leave this one up to you to explore.

Enemy and Quest

Enemy and Quest

Coins can be spent in Cowlorful to buy new hats and customize the character. The shop features 40 hats, some of which can only be bought once the relevant quest has been completed. There is something here for everyone!

Cowlorful Hat Shop

Cowlorful Hat Shop

Cowlorful also features 12 achievements for those of you out there wanting to go the extra mile. Some of these can be hard to get, and take a lot hard work to complete.

Since being released Cowlorful has also caught the eye of E4, who have posted it on their website, along with a short review:

A slick platformer that asks you to cover the whole place in colour (despite them using the American spelling of color, we’re going to use colour… we thought of using cuhlar… but that doesn’t even exist). You’re a sad cow. Sorry.
You’ve got to bounce from cloud to cloud, through zone after zone enjoying the weather as you go. There’s some secret areas to uncover, and some friends along the way who need some help.

Cowlorful on E4

Cowlorful on E4

Cowlorful has been one of my favorite games ever to work on and I owe a lot of that to Jimp for his beautiful artwork and helpful advice. I’d also like to thank Matt Baxter for his creativity and inspiration.

The game can be played on many major portals but make sure your playing version 1.5 of Cowlorful as found on Newgrounds. If you own a Flash game portal, and you want a free game, you can also download everything you need to host Cowlorful.

Cowlorful has been sent to sponsors!

Over the last few months I have been working during evenings and weekends on a Box2D platform game called Cowlorful with my good friend and talented artist, Jimp. I have found Cowlorful a pleasure to work on, this is possibly due to the fact that it looks so pretty!

Cowlorful Title

Cowlorful Title

The game features 19 action packed levels, which Jimp carefully put designed and put together. We originally wanted to do more, but because of my workload I did not have enough time to create any. It is a shame as I would have liked to have created a couple, but I think there is a healthy amount of content regardless. The main problem I had was with the performance, the graphics can be quite intense, so making it all run fast was an issue.

Initial Level Design

The game also contains 40 hats that the player can unlock and wear. Why would a cow want to wear a hat you may ask? Well, because cows are pimps. There are also 10 side quests available to complete and some more hidden secret hidden goodies, such as the Golden Udders. Who knows what these do ? I hope you enjoy finding out!

The game has now been sent to sponsors and we are both excited to see what they think. We have decided to email portals directly this time instead of using FlashGameLicense, at least initially. It will be interesting to see if we can avoid the 10% cut that FGL take out of your profit, I hope we can! I will post up some more information and the release date as I find out. Keep your eyes peeled!