App Review: Three Colours Combine To Form The Finest Sheep Shooter Ever

Red, green and blue — these are the primary colours, which can be mixed together in varying amounts to create every colour of the visible spectrum. I learned this in my school art program.

At the time, I was convinced the teacher made it up to cover for the fact that they only had enough money in the budget for three colours of bulk paint. What good is mixing colours when you can just buy a box of assorted pre-rendered crayons, markers or paints?

Trinket Studios' Color Sheep is total justification for years spent learning how to mix the primary colours.

You have a sheep. The wolves want your sheep. You have to inject your sheep with the correct colour combinations so the laser shooting from its mouth corresponds with the colour of the wolves trying to eat it, just like in nature.

At first this task is laughably simple. "Ha ha!" you will exclaim. "Light red sheep? Why, I just press the light button and the red button. "Ha!" You say "ha!" a lot. I'm not judging.

But then the mixing begins. Light red and green make yellow. Light blue and red make a purplish-pink. Light blue and green make teal. "ha!" you say, still confident but losing the capitalisation of your laugh.

Grey is dark plus all three colours. White is light plus all three colours. Orange is light red plus dark green. Where's your "ha!" now?

I've not had this much fun mixing colours since — I've never had this much fun mixing colours.

"Ha!" Oh, there it is.

Color Sheep

Genre: Shooter? Colour wheel? Sheep? Developer: Trinket Studios Platform: iOS, Android Price: $0.99

Get Color Sheep from Google Play Get Color Sheep from the iTunes App Store


    Red, Blue and Yellow are the primary colors.....not green...
    Unless America's different???

    Last edited 26/03/13 7:08 pm

      That always confused me when I first started high school. Light is made up of red, green and blue light mixed in varying quantities to create all the colours in the chromatic spectrum. When they talk about red, blue and yellow as primary colours, they are talking about pigments, or reflected light. Technically the game has it wrong since it is using reflected light.

      Last edited 26/03/13 7:51 pm

        I guess it depends on whether or not the sheep is acting as a light source. I couldn't tell from that short ass trailer.

        Anyway, this is to both of you; whenever we see light from a light source (such as the sun or a computer screen) we experience additive mixing, wherein we observe the sum of the wavelengths emitted by the source. In this situation, the primary colours are Red, Blue, and Green, which mix to create Yellow, Cyan and Magenta. The absence of colour results in black while the mixture of all colours results in white.

        When we see light reflected from an object (such as paints or a sheep), we experience subtractive mixing, where we observe the difference between the wavelengths the strike the object and the wavelengths that are absorbed by the object. In this situation, the primary colours are Red, Blue, and Yellow, which mix to create Green, Orange and Purple. The absence of colour results in white while the mixture of all colours results in black.

        This is actually an imperfect inversion of the emitted light phenomenon (additive is the opposite of subtractive). See the following image for more details:

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