Find your method in the mad­ness of mul­ti­col­ored tiles

The Washington Post Sunday - - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION - — Hay­ley Tsukayama

“I Love Hue” is a puz­zle game that tests your abil­ity to cre­ate or­der from chaos, as well as your sense of color. Play­ers are faced with grids of vary­ing sizes with mul­ti­col­ored tiles. The aim of the game is to put the squares in the right or­der so that one tile’s hue flows eas­ily into the next, even­tu­ally form­ing a pleas­ing gra­di­ent. Get the or­der right, and you com­plete the level and move onto the next. This game is not par­tic­u­larly com­pet­i­tive: It will tell you the av­er­age num­ber of moves it takes for all of its play­ers to solve a puz­zle, but it doesn’t rank you or even award your stars based on efficiency. The re­sult is that you’re work­ing through puz­zles, but it’s not at all stress­ful.

In case you can’t tell, this is not an ac­tion-packed game — in fact, it’s about as far from ac­tion as you can get. You’re not watch­ing paint dry, but you are es­sen­tially putting paint swatches in or­der. And yet, or­ga­niz­ing the clut­ter can be some­how med­i­ta­tive. It’s a great mo­ment when you find the right place for a square that’s been tricky to place, or when you fi­nally un­der­stand the way the grid is sup­posed to look. The game has in-app pur­chases, but they are not nec­es­sary to play.

Free, for iOS and An­droid.

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