Do you ever just appreciate the concept of colour? I love those twitter bots that just tweet out swatches, or the clock that turns the time into a hexadecimal value. (At the time of writing this, it’s a kind of mauve.)

Arboreta gives me that same feeling. Its procedurally generated forests change from screen to screen, bringing new densities and shapes of trees, but also new hues. And for a second while they load in, the screen is flooded with a single, gorgeous colour.

arboreta

 A Spectrum of Beauty

The actual walking is tranquil, with music and birdsong to accompany you, but the excitement for me is always seeing what palette will be up next.

Arboreta is available to download for free on itch.io.


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Jay Castello

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Jay is a freelance games writer specialising in intersectional feminist critique, how to improve games and use them to improve the world, and cute dogs. She loves inhabiting digital spaces in all their forms, and being constantly surprised by just how weird and wonderful games can be.
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