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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.