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You ever notice how blue the Nolan Batman films are, or the blue and orange trend that slathers everything from Drive to Transformers to Battlefield cover art? Turns out humans respond well to color and when creating a work of fiction and setting a mood, color is helpful.
Go watch the oppressive oranges of Do the Right Thing. It’s a good look. Games are picking up on this, too. IGA talked about framing and color contrast on his Kickstarter project, Firewatch (also orange heavy) aims for mood rather than photo realism.
And here’s the 70’s South America-set Sunset, which I first wrote about a year ago, looking more orange than City of God. The Tale of Tales developed adventure features music from Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga) and a unique setting, confined to, “a luxurious penthouse apartment against the backdrop of violent revolution in a fictional Latin American metropolis.” You play as a housekeeper who ends up, “sucked into a rebellious plot against a notorious dictator,” as you start snooping on your boss.
Sunset releases May 21 and I’ll be doing up a review soon.