Some of you might recall the original Colors 3D, which was released for Nintendo 3DS in 2012. A successor to the homebrew Colors! app for Nintendo DS, Colors! 3D was a nifty drawing program that took full advantage of the handheld’s touch screen and stylus. Users could create and share art, and it was loved by its users for being a versatile platform for creation.
Now, Colors Live is available on Nintendo Switch. Although Switch doesn’t have a stylus like 3DS did, the developers at Collecting Smiles produced via Kickstarter a pressure-sensitive SonarPen for users to jack in and draw on the unit’s large touch screen. See it in action in this trailer:
Here’s a rundown of the software’s features:
- Colors SonarPen: features Pressure-Sensitivity, a natural painting feeling and fully customizable stroke thickness, opacity, or both.
- Paint Anywhere: Paint from the comfort of your own home or on the go!
- Colors Quest: a creative new game-mode, where you spend a little time painting every day to progress and level up. Designed for beginners and masters alike, you’ll get to see how your painting skills improve day-by-day.
- The Colors Gallery: Colors Live also features integration with the widely popular Colors Gallery to which the community has uploaded an astonishing 4 million paintings, each with a unique Painting Playback. Follow your friends and talented artists and share your creations with the world.
- Painting Playback: Record or watch as a painting comes together from start to finish and learn how it was created.
With a ton of options for artists to share their work, Colors Live could prove to be a fun alternative to other mobile drawing apps. Colors! 3D was certainly a robust option for artists irrespective of its status as a 3DS release—you could do some serious art with that program. And it seems to be much the same for Colors Live on Switch. Distributed by Nighthawk Interactive, Colors Live is available now at retail.
Source: Collecting Smiles Press Release