Factsheet

Developer:
Pixel Maniacs
Based in Nuremberg, Germany

Release date:
Feb 19, 2019

Platforms:
Playstation Network (SIEA)
Playstation Network (SIEE)

Website:
pixel-maniacs.com/chromagunvr

Regular Price:

$19.99

Description

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.

History

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.

Features

  • Aim Controller Support
  • 5-7 hour Single Player campaign
  • 55 levels across 8 Chapters
  • 19 Trophies

Videos

ChromaGun VR - Launch Trailer | PS VR YouTube

ChromaGun VR Trailer (PlayStation DACH) YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (21MB)
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download logo files as .zip (3MB)
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Selected Articles

  • "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
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

Boilerplate
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
More information on Pixel Maniacs, our logo & relevant media are available here.


ChromaGun VR Credits

Benjamin Lochmann
Producer

Andreas Scholz
Team Lead, Programmer

Johann Bauer
Software Engineer

Chris Hinze
Programmer (Tools)

Alexandru Ciocea
Programmer (Tools)

Steve Crouse
Lead Game Designer, Artist

Valerij Müller
Artist

Caroline Kachler
Artist

Markus Esch
Artist

Stephan Gembler
Composer

Jaroslav "Coldnoise" Vyhnička
Composer

Kevin MacLeod
Composer

Narrator
Johnny Stone

Narrator (German)
Rolf Buschpeter

Contact

General Contact
info@pixel-maniacs.com

Press Inquiries, Key Requests
press@pixel-maniacs.com

Job Info
jobs@pixel-maniacs.com


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