Sature combines painting with turn-based strategy. Sort of.

Its creator Ian Sundstrom says that the idea was drawn from mixing colours on a palette. What he ended up with is a smart Chess-like game of colour-based tactics.

To explain, in each match of Sature, you and your opponent are each given the same number of tiles. Each of these tiles has a colour on them and some arrows pointing outwards.

You have to place these tiles in a grid in such a way that your tiles end up with the brightest colours when all the tiles have been placed.

Your tiles will send their colour to any tiles that your opponent places adjacent to them. Depending on which colours are being mixed, that tile will then be made brighter or darker.

So you've got to think ahead and place your tiles carefully so that they're not turned darker over the match's length.

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Handily, you're able to refer to a colour wheel to see which colours will make the biggest hue change to your opponent's tiles.

And you can play against a computer opponent or a human player. So, if you enjoy playing Chess against someone, go grab them.

It's easier to see Sature in action rather than explain it to you in words. Better yet, download it for free on the App Store or Google Play to try it out yourself.

If you like it, you can purchase the full version through a single £2.29 / $2.99 IAP.