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« on: May 26, 2019, 07:46:31 PM »



NOW available on Steam for $3.99, 30% OFF starting on OCT 6th
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1114210/Colloc/


NOW available on itch.io for $3.99, 30% OFF starting on OCT 6th
https://pazolab-studio.itch.io/colloc






Discord ID: https://discord.gg/NsxjZuz

COLLOC is a new type of puzzle game, and it has over 6 entire unique chapters and over 60 different challenging levels, come play and make the great fantasy world colorful again!

Since the BLACKHOLE NO.24 came, the colloc land lost its color. Let's defeat the BLACKHOLE NO.24 and make the fantasy world colorful again!

As the color elf, every colloc has its own different energy, using its energy they can fission and merge, players can use this ability to solve puzzles and explore interesting gameplay.


There are 6 entire unique chapters and 60 different challenging levels for you to explore. And there are so many fun elements that can keep your curiosity.


I am a solo game developer and I founded a game studio called Pazolab Studio.
I like puzzle games and cats. I will keep making games in the future.
If you like my game, you can follow those social media linked below.
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instagram @collocgame https://www.instagram.com/collocgame/
twitter @CollocG https://twitter.com/CollocG
facebook @Collocgame https://www.facebook.com/Collocgame/


Colloc now is on Indie Prize finalist!

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 07:57:51 PM »

1. The Birth of Colloc
Colloc was called Fission when the idea(a low poly puzzle game) of the game first came out. Maybe inspired by some random elements in my life, I started wondering what a puzzle game would be like if its unit have fissioning and merging mechanisms.
The game logo of Fisson:



But thought it over and over, I discovered that if I design the game like this, it would finally become a number game similar to sudoku, and doesn't have much puzzles to dig and mining. I don't want that, so another idea came out, That is concretization.
Because of the cognitions of human are diverse. If you wanna enrich the puzzles and gameplay of the game, you can't only dig the fissioning and merging form of the puzzle itself, you should also look for some specific and interesting things in our daily life. And convert those things into the game, combining them to the puzzles. And then we can use what player already know to make the puzzles more rich and challenging.
For example, if we wanna use a lifting structure or make our unit sliding in an abstract geometric game, we should do a lot of works to teach and make players understanding the system and elements. But the type of the puzzles in game Fission seems not suitable for abstract expression. So I decide to make a new game using same fissioning and merging mechanisms and a concretized design. And there is Colloc.
The image and logo of Colloc:



From the image above, we can find out that this is the same puzzle as the one in Fission logo.

2.Puzzle
Since the BLACKHOLE NO.24 came, the colloc world lost its color. As the color elf, every colloc has their own different energy, they can fission and merge, and use their energy to restore the tile that lost their color. That's all the mechanisms of colloc in this puzzle game. I tried my best to make the mechanisms as simple as possible. If not, the puzzles will feel cumbersome but not profound, and it will lose a lot of interesting characteristics. And I also tried to weakening the number part, tried not to let players thinking about number too much. Because I want players to solve those puzzles more logically instead of counting or calculating.
Some gameplay of Colloc:



For guides, I made some levels to teach player how to play and how the system works instead of too many instructions and words and interruptions.



3.Diversity
In order to make the game more fun and make players feel novel, we should consider about diversity. We do can make more and more harder levels by digging the same mechanisms deeper and deeper. But without novelty, those levels would feel dull instead of challenging. I wanted to make the puzzles more fun to play and more things to explore, for those concerns diversity is a good choice. For example, I added some new elements in other chapter of Colloc, such as floating wood bridge, switches, snow and ice skating etc.. Those elements are familiar in our daily life, players can easily get how those elements work and use that to solve the puzzles.





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instagram @collocgame https://www.instagram.com/collocgame/
twitter @CollocG https://twitter.com/CollocG
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 08:56:57 AM »

Puzzle Game Colloc
New Logo and New poster updated!


More at
instagram @collocgame https://www.instagram.com/collocgame/
twitter @CollocG https://twitter.com/CollocG
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2019, 04:26:40 AM »

This is indeed a good pick for mobile games
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 08:20:45 AM »

This is indeed a good pick for mobile games
It might looks like, but it is much more challenging than most mobile puzzle games, and the control of Colloc feels better using keyboard & controller.
actually i want tag it as a PC game or console game.
Thanks for advice, and hope u continue watching my game!
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 06:19:30 AM »

Fission and merge, The core mechanism of colloc.
Colloc will use its energy(The number on its head) to fix the tile who lost its color, and the remained energy will divide equally and fission to two new colloc. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 02:11:57 PM »

So cute! The aesthetic and story actually reminds me a little bit of Kirby. I don't know if you need a composer or already have one, but I'd love to talk music if you're interested! Smiley I'm excited to see it finished, I'm a sucker for puzzle games (especially cute ones).
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 10:50:35 AM »

So cute! The aesthetic and story actually reminds me a little bit of Kirby. I don't know if you need a composer or already have one, but I'd love to talk music if you're interested! Smiley I'm excited to see it finished, I'm a sucker for puzzle games (especially cute ones).

yeah,it looks cute~ Smiley but actually the puzzle are pretty hard! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2019, 05:58:57 PM »

Control all colloc at the same time. Help each other to make a right way.
Actually there is a better solution with fewer steps. Do you notice that?

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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 09:48:23 AM »

The winter theme of puzzle Game Colloc. construct the right form for fission and... weee
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 10:52:16 AM »

It can be very dangerous and very hot when solve a puzzle.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 12:20:27 PM »

Be careful of the ghosts and try to use them.Enemy and portal
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »

I wrote a Dev log about how colloc was born. Check the link below.
https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EimanTan/20190513/342476/A_new_type_puzzle_game_COLLOC_Dev_Blog_1.php
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2019, 11:36:33 AM »

The color tower is the key to defeat blackhole 24.
https://twitter.com/CollocG/status/1141403059915911168
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2019, 10:05:48 AM »

Colloc is coming in July!
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« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2019, 08:13:30 AM »

Come and join Colloc discord for new updates and chat!
https://discord.gg/NsxjZuz
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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2019, 11:48:44 PM »

The Colloc theme music is linked here. More ost is coming, and Maybe will available on steam page soon.
https://soundcloud.com/mage-tan/collocland
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2019, 09:32:40 AM »

I updated the page, You can add this game to Steam wishlist NOW! Hope you will have fun.
And this is my after office project, I will launch on steam this month, will work hard for the final launching, please looking forward to that.
Thank you!

Steam Page:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1114210/Colloc/
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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »

I Finished all the music in Colloc.  Beer!
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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2019, 10:09:27 AM »

Tip No.97 do not walk on lava tile. More funny tips you can find in game.
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