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zene2

Jan. 9, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) Wonderful. Thank you for helping me, I'll treasure this deeply.

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matthewmatt

Dec. 20, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) good game so far keep up the good work <3

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Arisse

Dec. 11, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I never finished this game since i started playing ti when it came out, today I just saw it there and decided to play from start to finish... I was having a rough time in life and this helped, somehow... it just did ^^

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p98oo

Nov. 24, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) the monk looks like krillin from dbz

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Yup!

Waddleduck

Oct. 29, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Wow. I didn't expect to cry so much... Or at all, really. It's really wonderful to see this... perspective. This subtlety, objectivity that I see people being unaware of. But now I know I'm just as blind. I knew all along that killing the rat was never necessary in the first place, I could just as well have tried using the frog and killing one less. But I killed it anyway. And I knew the phoenix was just as much of a sacrifice as the rat, but it still hurt me so much more. And the story of the old man and his love... I knew they both grew to be happy with their new fate, but it was still so sad to me. It's strange, really, how we want our story characters to be with their true love so bad, even though that hardly happens in real life. Last thing that had me bawling my eyes out: "The colour Royal-blue that you got from the mice. Because everyone needs help once in a while." I guess this game just means a lot to me personally. Thank you for the perspective, thanks for everything.

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samsara76

Sep. 15, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Simple but deep and satisfying

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introspectionz

Sep. 14, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I'm guessing that this game is getting bad ratings from people who are really called Norman. Since my name isn't Norman, this gets a 5/5 from me. ;)

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Eh, I think maybe it's because the game targets a very specific kind of people. In my experience, my favourite films/books/anything are almost never universally acclaimed, but the 'craft' that went into them can always be felt. Hopefully that's what we accomplished with all three of our games so far.

ivan_lt

Sep. 13, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you! Reminds of the old LucasArts' games. All of a sudden, so many memories... Have you by any chance played Loom?

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

I know of Loom, but have never played it (for some reason). But all of us LOVE adventure games - real, old-school adventure games - and that is what we try to make.

thonbro

Sep. 10, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) That was amazing.

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Corundum

Aug. 5, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Ah! I didn't mean to insult your pencil drawings! It's just... your storywriting seems more practiced and yet I feel like they were both equally as important/impactful. It's one of those things I look at and realize that beautiful art is probably within my potential range of talent. Like, there's no excuse for... not making. Because there are a million works of art of varying levels of greatness I've totally killed by just... not putting in the effort, dedication, and love like you did. Also I'm like four years behind you in terms of writing and maybe two in terms of illustration. Ugh, whatever. This is excellent. Did I mention the music sort of made this? It's wonderful.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Thanks! The drawings were actually the best I could manage at the time, but it served to give it that child-drawing look that actually fits the game perfectly. Happy coincidence! I hope you like Tainted Olive as well, though it's very different from TGR.

Corundum

Aug. 5, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you. The music helped... The illustrations were beautiful and at the same time obviously not the most stereotypically "talented" use of colored pencil. This game was simple and beautiful. I love what you did with the adventurer/friend. This was a fantastic use of an hour of my time. Truly. Again, thank you.

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Van_Hammersly

Jul. 24, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Uhh, dang. I actually got kind of choked up.

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strixnebulosa

Jul. 10, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) When you play a game and at the end you find out the protagonist has the same name as you.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

We must have been psychic ;)

JenniferH89

Jun. 22, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) is anyone else having issues with the game being too big on here to play? i can't see the bottom or right side, and therefore, can't get out of the conversation with the tree :(

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Have you tried zooming out the browser window? CTRL+ mousewheel up or down.

Basophobia

Jun. 22, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Can you please make a sequel to this? I loved this so much <3

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

No sequels, sorry ;) Works best as a standalone.

Valinoriel

Jun. 6, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) I cried. The world truly does need a dose of colour and of change. But where do we start? Perhaps simply in our own backyard…

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raven_killer88

May. 31, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you for this great way of thinking about the simple things we forget.

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KelliS6

Apr. 28, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) For some reason, this made me cry

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LotusofFire

Apr. 15, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) This strongly reminds me of Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson in its relation of magic, color, and Breath; however, the specifics of it are different enough to be intriguing. Beyond that, this game is quite delightful.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

For all this will do, the game is unrelated to Warbreaker - even the concept of breath is accidental. I'd read Sanderson before, but Warbreaker I read after the Grey Rainbow was done.

radar816

Apr. 10, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Clicking "Start Story" doesn't do anything for me.

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mekklar

Apr. 8, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Nice to see the Developer still reading comments on a game that hasn't had 'Game News' in nearly 2 years, about the time it was the badge of the day. As other people have noted: the story is excellent and has a level of depth and design that is becoming less and less common these days. Thanks for the game!

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

No problem :)

EarthSea1

Mar. 16, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) So magical and very moving..

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KingsfordCat

Mar. 14, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Before starting the game you should look at 'Memories' and 'Secrets'. It adds a different perspective to the game. I know it did for me. Bravo!

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Lindz365

Feb. 22, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) this is such aa beutiful game with goregus music and a beutiful plotline

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astroboyxp

Feb. 18, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Cats are awesome. Yup. Confirmed in this game.

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CYCLONE9999

Dec. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) played this and actually it made me think about stuff at home, thanks. even though you probably didn't mean it to have that affect

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Hey, it's just a game, but one we really liked making. I'm happy it had an effect on you :)

arendkant

Dec. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) @cyborgcompanion: you don´t need to click the squirrel, just the arrow where he is.

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cyborgcompanion

Nov. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't click on the squirrel in the forest for some reason? Everything else is working for me, anyone have an idea?

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killersupreme

Nov. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) great game love the storyline its the second time i played it i would recomend it for anyone anytime

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Keldspar

Nov. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The music and the hand-drawn style create a calming atmosphere. This is definitely a favorite of mine and I've learned a little lesson to get me through the bad days. Thank you for this wonderful, fantastic work of art! I hope to see more of this strange dream world someday soon.

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Ilikehorses

Oct. 28, 2014

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Ilikehorses

Oct. 28, 2014

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Ilikehorses

Oct. 28, 2014

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Ilikehorses

Oct. 28, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i love this game please make more like it

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pikachufan404

Oct. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm impressed! The most beautiful game I ever played. And it's hand drawn! I love it! 5/5 and favorite. I would love it if you made a sequel!

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TheXman300

Oct. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I found myself tearing up at the end. Very few games can achieve beauty like this. It's something that the adventure genre sort of comes with, this raw interaction with a world, but not everyone can create a world worth being in, and interacting with. You did. This was a wonderful escape into a place with people I won't forget. Thank you.

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donutboy224

Oct. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i almost cried a little due to how touching this story is...

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airvinho

Oct. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'd like to open the chest of old man :/

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catlover777

Sep. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I love these games with the hand drawn art and complex yet beautiful stories. Replaying this doesn't get old...

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emdude

Sep. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Is there ever going to be a sequel or a spin-off of this game? I'd love to explore more of this game's world...

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

I don't believe so. The game was never intended to have a sequel, unlike Tainted Olive.

Gesch73

Aug. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Wow. That game was like a therapy session....

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KeithB34

Aug. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) heh, I loved the game, made me think, and made me feel like a fool at just how simple some of the answers were, and how I was over complicating it. Thank you for sharing this game with all of us.

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Travo5000

Jul. 20, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) this is cool

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forneverr

Jul. 17, 2014

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catzzzz

Jul. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Really awesome game.Keep it up !!

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nimrodplanete

Jul. 8, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) just played 1st chapter, but THIS is amazing. searched for such a game everywhere, thank you dev!

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degon2192

Jul. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) hey, BlackOlive, that was kinda my point when I added "literally." I was partially kidding.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

I took it as a compliment ;)

degon2192

Jul. 3, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) amazing game. You added some color into our world, even if the graphics were (literally) sketchy.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

The graphics fit the game, I think :) Tainted Olive has much better and more serious drawings, because it fits the story and world.

TheXman300

Jun. 20, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I got the same problem as PCX Firebird. After a mission, I get a gray screen, same thing at the start of the game. If I keep clicking, I go through several of them, then the game comes back. I assume they are supposed to be cutscenes. I guess they're broken for me and firebird.

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Developer response from BlackOliveGames

Cutscenes, probably, yes. Try waiting for several seconds without clicking, like Firebird did. They should come back on. I just played through the game again and encountered no problem (using Chrome and Opera 12)

PCX_Firebird

Jun. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Turns out, all I have to do it wait for about 10 seconds

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