We thought long about the main theme for our Spring Sale this year. And then, after days of intense thought, gallons of coffee, and tons of pizza, we finally figured it out. Spring is all about colors!
Spring is a time when nature comes back to life while exploding with hues of greens, purples, reds, and more. Even as everything changes outside, one thing that never changes is our love for games. Yet this love still comes in many shades.
Recently, on our social media channels, we asked you about the colors that you associate with your favorite games. The results were...quite interesting. You can check them out below.
Action games - Fiery Yellow
Explosions ring out around you, the fire burns, and there you are - directly in the center of it. Action games
like Assassin's Creed®: Director's Cut (-66%)
and Dishonored: Complete Collection (-60%)
seem to shine fiery yellow.
In many cultures around the world, this color symbolizes qualities like joy, optimism, and concentration. It also evokes some conflicting emotions if overused. For example, it is a proven fact that babies cry more in rooms painted yellow. Maybe that’s why we feel compelled to help heroes from Owlboy (-40%)
and Mafia III (-75%)
get through action-packed obstacles.
Adventure games - Forest Green
As a child, did you feel that the forest was full of mystery? Heck, maybe you still do! If so, this feeling rings true in adventure games
like Schizm: Mysterious Journey (-50%)
and Journey to the Center of the Earth (-70%)
. The fact that we associate them with the color green is no surprise.
Forest green has a soothing effect on us. In our minds, the color can represent security, it can represent that there is food nearby. Where there are trees and foliage, it could mean there are berries or other eatable items available. Today, it symbolizes harmony and tranquility. That’s a very useful state of mind when solving complicated puzzles in tension-heavy games such as Metro 2033 Redux (-75%)
and Dracula Origin (-75%)
Builder games - Brick Color
Bit by bit, buildings, districts, and entire cities grow in front of our eyes as the spring warmth clears the winter snow. In builder games
, like Anno 1404: Gold Edition (-75%)
and Cities in Motion (-75%)
, the whole process is satisfyingly visible.
For fans of this genre, the brick (orange or brown) color symbolizes the most basic material of their passion. In many cultures, it’s associated with creativity, stability, and warmth. While playing builder titles like Pizza Connection 3 (-50%)
and Stronghold Crusader 2 (-90%)
, you’ll need those qualities to get the work completed.
Role-playing games - Scarlet Red
The color of passion, courage, and vigor. In our minds, red evokes strong feelings, sometimes even fear, mainly because it’s also the color of blood. For fans of role-playing titles
like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (-50%)
and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (-70%)
, the color red is the promise of a lifelong adventure and boundless riches.
It also reminds us of flowers like roses and poppies blooming during the springtime. Their blossoming is a signal to begin a new journey, no matter how big or small. Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Royal Edition (-50%)
or Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition (-50%)
are great opportunities for such a spring voyage.
Shooting games - Charcoal Black
It seems that spring is also a time to push back the darkness of the previous winter. You know what hides in that darkness, right? Enemies, lurking in the shadows. For shooter games
like Doom 3: BFG Edition (-50%)
and F.E.A.R. Platinum (-75%)
, darkness is almost a life essence - it hides endless possibilities and makes us extremely vigilant.
The color black also symbolizes power and strength, with an extra dose of mystery. These qualities are necessary for the player to survive in many shooter titles, such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (-70%)
and Wolfenstein: The New Order (-50%)
Strategy Games - Navy Blue
At sea, battle comes in its purest form. Here, every decision counts and every mistake costs dearly. Maybe that’s why you have chosen Navy Blue as the color of strategy games
. Titles like Banner Saga (-70%)
and XCOM: Enemy Unknown Complete Pack (-80%)
perfectly show the gravity of every decision when it is time to take up arms.
Blue symbolizes calmness under pressure, sincerity, and intelligence. Blue is also the color of the clear sky and deep ocean, two elements associated with deep thought and stability. Age of Wonders 3 (-75%)
and Europa Universalis III Complete (-75%)
are perfect titles to see how much of those qualities one must possess when governing a country.
Do you agree with the above choices? Or do you believe another color may be better suited for your favorite games? Either way, during this Spring Sale on GOG.COM (lasting until 30 March, 1 PM UTC) discounts are popping up and blooming like spring flowers! You can also check other deal collections, like Deepest Discounts
, Farming Games
or Save the World
. So, make sure to snag some games from your favorite genre and celebrate the end of winter with us!