Based in Nuremberg, Germany
Feb 19, 2019
ChromaGun VR is a first person puzzler about colors, exclusively for PlayStation VR, with support for the Aim Controller. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. Use the ChromaGun to colorize walls and WorkerDroids to progress in the chambers. WorkerDroids (the players’ main cause of headaches in ChromaGun) are attracted to walls of the same color and can be used for a variety of tasks like opening doors, activating triggers or removing the danger of deadly electrified floor-tiles by mercilessly sacrificing them. ChromaGun VR encompasses eight chapters of mind-melting puzzles and witty background-narrative.
The idea for ChromaGun came during the game jam Ludum Dare 32. The game was created in only three days as a traditional puzzler (flat, non-VR). Ever since, we've improved on the concept to deliver the game we're now publishing for PS VR. After a bunch of updates across various platforms, which gradually improved on the game one by one, we finally brought ChromaGun to the PS4 in August 2017. The reception was fantastic, and we received tons of feedback about bringing the game to PS VR. So, after the launch, we immediately began development of the VR port – up until the release on 19 Feb 19 – three years and three days after ChromaGun’s original launch on 16 Feb 16.
- Aim Controller Support
- 5-7 hour Single Player campaign
- 55 levels across 8 Chapters
- 19 Trophies
ChromaGun VR - Launch Trailer | PS VR YouTube
ChromaGun VR Trailer (PlayStation DACH) YouTube
Logo & Icon
- "Like Portal 3 would have done, except perhaps even better"
- Kevin Tavore, TrueAchievements
- "This Game Is a 'Portal' Rip-Off, and Owns It"
- Mike Diver, VICE
- "Der kleine Bruder von GlaDOS"
- Michael Krosta, 4Players
- "Must play before you die"
- Fraghero Team, Fraghero
The Drop: New PlayStation Games for February 19, 2019 blog.us.playstation.com.
ChromaGun Launches on PS VR February 19 (For Real This Time)
ChromagGun VR PlayStation blog post release announcement blog.us.playstation.com.
Eurogamer – ChromaGun: Der Einstieg der Pixel Maniacs in die Spielebranche und die Abkehr von Apps
German article detailing the creation of ChromaGun, and what it meant for Pixel Maniacs eurogamer.de.
Colorblind Mode Blog Post
A blog post explaining how we implemented a colorblind mode in ChromaGun and ChromaGun VR. pixel-maniacs.com.
E.M.B ChromaGun VR Gameplay
E.M.B. drops his Switch for ChromaGun VR on the PS4 youtube.com.
About Pixel Maniacs
Pixel Maniacs is an indie game development studio based out of Nuremberg, Germany. The company behind Pixel Maniacs – the Benjamin Lochmann New Media GmbH – was founded in 2003, and has since gone through several stages, eventually ending up in game development. In 2016, with the release of our debut title ChromaGun, we acquired the brand Pixel Maniacs, under which we develop and release all our games.
More information on Pixel Maniacs, our logo & relevant media are available here.
ChromaGun VR Credits
Team Lead, Programmer
Lead Game Designer, Artist
Jaroslav "Coldnoise" Vyhnička