Man, between Radio Silence and now Red Sky, Terry Cavanagh has kind of been on an artsy first-person platformer kick lately, hasn’t he? Not that that’s a bad thing. Far from it, actually; if they remain this interesting, we’d be willing to play through a dozen more.
Like Radio Silence, Red Sky is a monochromatic, minimalistic minigame developed in Unity within a pretty short period of time. The hook of this one is that the game’s entire palette consists entirely of red, black, and variations thereof. This gets interesting once you realize that the skybox is red, too – the same exact red used to color many of the surfaces you traverse over the game’s ten or so minutes, leading to some almost M.C. Escher-like moments of utter confusion. (Interestingly, the same red is used on the site’s background, adding a third layer of ‘oh god what’). It’s a really rad effect, and results in some really fun “wait, what exactly am I seeing” moments that you wouldn’t usually expect out of a first-person perspective game.
Readers! What did you think of Red Sky? Let us know in the comments!