Diatomic Number

a game about collecting diatoms and seeing impossible colors.


Play as a diatomist, collecting and arranging luminous and iridescent diatoms through a microscope. Diatomic Number is a 2D game that uses the Oculus Rift to display “impossible colors,” which exist outside of the commonly known color space.


Instead of simulating a 3-dimensional environment, these works use the hardware to optically mix what are known as impossible colors (such as redgreen and blueorange), which exist outside of the color space normally discernible to humans.

Inspired by Divisionist philosophy (best known for Pointillism).

(This game is currently in development.)