Identify a computer game in a white environment revealed by shooting a paintball gun
May 31, 2012 9:47 AM Subscribe
What first-person perspective puzzle game was set in a completely white environment that you revealed by shooting blobs of paint?
posted by metaBugs to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
More than a year ago, I saw a demo video for an FPS-style puzzle game. The player is dropped into an environment in which the floor and various obstacles (steps, blocks, platforms, holes, bridges, etc) are pure white and uniformly lit. The white-on-white effect makes them effectively invisible. The player has a paintball gun, which fires splashes of black paint. By splashing the scene with paint you reveal the distances and angles of the surfaces that are hit, and so get an idea of the obstacles ahead of you. The goal of the game is to get through each level with the minimum possible number of shots from your paintball gun.
I thought this was a great idea for a puzzle/platform game, but it wasn't available at the time of the video being released; I think that the engine was ready but the level design still had a while to go.
Does anyone recognise the game from this description? What was it called, and was it ever released? Alternatively, do you know of other games with a similar mechanic?