Nintendo 3DS

Colors! 3D Painting App To See Free Update Next Week


Painting app Colors! 3D is getting an update on April 5th, the game’s developer, Collecting Smiles, has announced. The free update will add a few new community features to the app. Here’s the list of some of the major features:


• Follow your favorite artists in the gallery to make sure you don’t miss any of their paintings


• Customize your Nintendo 3DS button setup to streamline your painting flow


• Use the new search-bar to easily find paintings of your favorite topics


• Filter paintings in the gallery based on if they used a reference photo not – only want to see original works? No problem


• See what tools you and others used to create a painting – and find out who spent over 30 hours on a single work!


• Get news directly in Colors! 3D about everything from gallery improvements to painting contests


• Make your own gallery page more individual by customizing it with a message and a profile picture


• Tag your paintings with the new #tags system for other users to easily find them


• And tons (and tons) of other additions and bug-fixes


A more complete changelog with some of the more minor changes can be found here. Collecting Smiles are also running a Colors! 3D painting contest, with a Wii U Deluxe Set as the first prize.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.