Blush is a new, free game from Flashbang Studios ( the makers of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari and Minotaur China Shop). You control a neon-colored squid, and your goal is to destroy other creatures, collect the eggs they drop and deliver them into one of the glowing drop-off spots. The game is somewhat similar to fl0w
, in that as you deliver the eggs your squid grows and gets faster.
The game's graphics are quite beautiful, with objects and creatures emmiting bright lights of different colors and small particles floating on the water. They also give a feeling of depth.
The controls work nicely, and just moving around the water feels good. You use the mouse to control the squid and B to give it a boost.
With the egg count reaching a certain number, larger and more dangerous creatures appear. Unfortunately, the game has a time limit of four minutes, so it's impossible to know if you have seen all the creatures or not.
The game also has achievements that increase the replay value. The only thing that it is missing is a free play mode.
Blush is a quick game that it's worth the four minutes you'll take to finish it.