The Blob game - paint the city

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 11, 2007
Updated • Feb 23, 2014

I think I found a reference to the blob game on the donation coder blog. The task of the freeware game sounds simple enough: collect colors and use them to colorize the city that you are in.

You, the blob, roll around in the city and absorb the colors of non player characters that roam the streets. Colors get mixed if you absorb more than one of them and run out after a certain time of rolling around and coloring objects.

Beware the black creatures that clear every other color on your blob. You need to cleanse the blob with water before you can absorb new colors. The main goal of the game is to paint the 17 landmark buildings but you could also try and collect all 50 coins which are scattered throughout the level.

There is no real story and the only one level but the game is still worth the download. It is fun and could be a nice game for children as well.

An English and Dutch version of the game can be downloaded from the developer website. A second version of the game has been released in recent time. It is a commercial game unlike the first one that has been released for all major game consoles of this generation.

Here is a short video of the Nintendo Wii version of The Blob. Note how similar it looks to the free PC version of the game.

It is interesting to note that the PC version remained as a free download even after The Blob 2 got released for video game systems. The biggest issue of the PC game version is that it only consists of that one level, and while that is still fun to play and all, it lacks surprising elements or new game elements.

Its peaceful nature, shiny colors and lovely town makes it ideal for children of all ages. Since there is no real way to fail in the game and no time-limit either, it is more of a virtual sandbox that you play in than a game. Still, definitely worth to try out and if you like it, buy the commercial game as well.


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  1. j-dog said on March 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    fun game!!!!!!!!!and i really liked the graphics on it also check out tower of goo unlimited on my

  2. Martin said on January 11, 2007 at 10:18 am

    yeah I read so many nice articles and bookmark the things that they write about and sometimes I forget where it came from :P

  3. mouser said on January 11, 2007 at 8:19 am

    looks very fun and i wish we could claim credit for discovering it but it wasn’t on our blog i dont think – i think it might have been mentioned on so many damn websites finding things from each other it can drive you insane trying to remember can’t it :)

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