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LittleHat

Aug. 15, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) It seems that the boy you play as is a dead one who exists only in the girl's memories. As first, the world is void of colour in the mind of the girl, who cannot let go because of her sadness. As you give her the things that she like, you give colour to her empty world. Once you help her let go of her sadness, and let go of your death, then she can finally be happy and live her life full of colour; grey no more.

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deathkknight

Aug. 28, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Based on LittleHat's explanation, I also see that this game represent life itself, from childhood to adulthood, from the items you collect left to right. Starting from the left, there were gifts of a red balloon, a pink ribbon, a purple lollipop, and a brown teddy bear. You would consider all of them gifts of affection to a child. The four-leaf clover encountered in the way represents luck as a sense of hope to not give up. As the game progresses to the right, he gives a blue bead necklace, a more of an adult gift to symbolize a chain of love. The last thing you encounter is a yellow flower next to a tombstone to represent love beyond death. By the time the girl realize what was happening, she took life for granted. What remains are mementos of the boy's love.

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bocaillo_atun

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This games needs their own category. This is not just a game, but a beautiful story and a piece of art. The music, the colors, the end fit perfectly to build a whole story in a so short game. Absolutely Brilliant, no doubt.

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Maani16

Aug. 10, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A great game that is full of sadness... The color fits and the music is perfect for this game This short game may be short, but it brought kindness into my heart.

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MrVers

Aug. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) THESE GAMES NEED THEIR OWN CATEGORY!!!!

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Brogers44

Mar. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Littlehats explanation made alot of sense expect i tweak it a little. The girl is finding and or receiving items from other people which takes her mind off the boy and the boy wants her to forgot about him that explains why he fades and why he is helping deliver the items.

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SnakeHybrid

May. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It is simply amazing how something like this doesn't need words to tell a story. It leaves things up for you to interpret, and that is beautiful.

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Maka1

Apr. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Based on LittleHat and deathkknight's explanation I believe the game is about a little boy as he grows old.You start at a certain location and the girl is looking in the direction of the grave.The red balloon,pink ribbon,purple lolllipop, and the brown teddy bear is what the boy gave her as a young boy,his love being kiddish.As he grew older he wanted to show his love so he went hunting for a green 4 leaf clover to give her.When he grew up to an adult he gave her a blue bead necklace.

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mmf2ctg

Sep. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It could also be that the boy was trying to impress the girl, but as he kept giving her gifts the gifts (represented by the colors in the world) overtook him and he slowly faded from her life.

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smawkins123

Dec. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I don't want to find the last item. ;_;

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bobisacool

Dec. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) My interpretation is not quite as happy as the others. I took this from a different perspective. The boy loves the girl. That much is apparent in how out of his way he is willing to go to make her happy. But she isn't happy. And no matter how much you give her, she is never happy. At the end, he gives her everything he can, and she just gets up. Could this be a sign of leaving? Although, this was a very thought provoking game. Another possibility I see is that perhaps, the two people here simple represent people. The boy is somebody whom fills his life with joy by giving to others. But that is not a good thing. Those who live by giving to others often receive nothing in return. When this boy was finished giving, he vanished. People who live on the gratitude of others suffer from this plague, as well as the one at the start of the story. Their life can never be filled with color unless they are helping somebody. My own two interpretations of this wonderful game.

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BlackDitch

May. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Notice the flower was by a grave, his grave

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uberpenguin

Sep. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I disagree with the top comments. What would the gifts have to do with anything? I'm pretty sure the idea is that the guy keeps just giving and giving in order to get this girl's attention, and she keeps on ignoring him. He's adding color to her life and she just takes him for granted. By the end he's given all of himself, and she doesn't ever notice until he's gone. That's way truer to real life; I can't count the number of times I've seen that situation, where a fellow is young and they meet a girl and don't know better, so they seriously just throw themselves at her and she seems like she couldn't care less. It happens with girls to guys too, but it's more common the other way around. The fact that this is specifically a "boy" makes me think that as well...plus I'm hoping littlehat is wrong, as that would be extremely shallow and trite as far as messages go.

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PMdutch

Aug. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) @lawlzez Enemies? I think you are missing the concept of what this game is about. Enemies are not needed.

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YouObvLoveOreos

Jul. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm supposing that LittleHat's explanation of this beautiful story was most definitely right, but it could mean different things. Say, the girl never noticed the boy through out her life, only noticing the prettier things in which he left for her. As they continued through their lives, the gifts got more mature (necklace) and finally a flower which would've been by his grave so she would remember him. When all of the gifts were all gone (letting go of the dove), she finally turned to see him but noticed he had died. He had taken all the colour out of his life and given it to her to make her happy.

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smokydeath

Feb. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) (+) if you wanted to know the name of this music; it was very appealing to the ear. It is calming, and slightly sorrowful sounding. It also sounds very classy. :)

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Fraglider

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) the creator said that this was a game about a girld in a boys dreams but it was actualy a boy in a girls memories

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yudhi79

Sep. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) sad story i'll add some information about the story a little (my version) just like what littlehat and deathknight said. every gifts the boy give to her make the boy 'fade' from her memories. she remember how kind the boy was, giving everything she want, even to get trought some obstacle. then the girl remember to not give up like the boy and start adding color to her life more, and more. and when there's 2 gift left, you'll see some birds coming, mean she doesn't trapped in her sad memories anymore, and after there's 1 gift left, you'll see some butterfly mean she already forgetting the boy and going to start over. and at the last gift, the girl finally able to stand up by herself and forget about the past.... CMIIW

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Slenderfreak5

Jun. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great game. Only thing I would add is a way to locate the items anywhere, not just by standing next to the girl.

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ldadsfx

Jul. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) such a nice story :)

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Tyrannabat

Jun. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The music, the atmosphere, the artwork. This game is a work of art. Who knew you could do that with a flash game.

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SaibuWolf

Feb. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great Game 5/5 ...

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pacman742

Aug. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I don't know how to describe it but... It's just beautiful. I had this crying sensation, but I didn't want to cry because it didn't seem sad, but then at the same time it seems sad. It's confusing and hard to explain, but I did my best. The main point is that it's just so beautiful.

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tarik00555

Dec. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The way he fades just a little more every time he gives her an item really touched me...

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SarahTheDinosaur

Apr. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i tried to make feels a tag. this is such a beautiful game...

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shifthammer

Sep. 12, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This is an amazing game. I love the art style and hope that more games like this come out soon. This truely is art in and of itself. As for the story, not quite sure what exactly was going on, but I treasure every moment I had with the strangely cute blocky man while he was chasing after the blocky girl of his dreams.

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Death_Reaper18

Mar. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) i don't think the boy is dead, i think she is bored and depressed with the colorless world so he brings color to her, but he is black and white in a more and more color world, so he begins to fade, then as she is finally interested in the world again he fades from the now colored world

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SadOne

Aug. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I accidentaly returned to this game after about two years. Still great. I regret not being able to rate it 5/5 for the second time.

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PurplePandowdy

Jun. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I love this game.

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DanniDearest

Jun. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The flower by the tombstone... :(

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hhhhhh9998

Aug. 16, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I think the "person" you're playing isn't a soul, but it's emotion. Sadness, so deep and painful, it took it's own form. Because you can't see emotion, when it waved it's hand in front of a boy, he didn't see it. It might have known the boy was sad, and wanted to fix it.. explaining why each time you give something to the boy, you get more shallow, and less control, and finally disappears when the last thing is brought.. She found peace when you were gone,(getting that from the dove) And had strength to move on. A wonderful, beautiful game, with very fitting music.

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D3XHAWK

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Cool :) Amazing, isn't it, how games have evolved from sheer time-wasters into works of art? Try explaining why this game is good to your parents... they'll just be confused. That was a good game :)

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luigiguy64

Jul. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I can already hear someone who didn't get the massage say: So wait, I poured my heart out for this girl AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE ME?!?!?

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SenCrad

Jun. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) after the third item i recognized, that the figure starts to vanish... i thought, i dont want to bring here more stuff, when i start to losing myself... after i finished it, i remembered, i was already doing it many times...

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Filakou

Jul. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) does anyone else notice that as color is restore, the dude fades?

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FoxtrotZero

Sep. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I can't keep playing these games with all the deep, emotional symbolism. They always make me want to cry.

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finagin007

Aug. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) the more color you bring to the world the more you fade away. its almost like even though a death can make your world seem grey, you have to remember that there are plenty of things to be happy about and those people will always be with you so long as you remember them

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Burnyoureyes

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) She is staring out towards his gravestone, I think. It is on the far right of the map, next to one of the colours.

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AquaLeela

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game is so beautiful but I found it sad went the girl had no idea of him... Its so sweet too...

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kizen

Aug. 11, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i think he's a llama. this would explain the speed images left behind you as you see more and more colours...

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Ssarxi

Oct. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ok, so I wrote a poem for this... umm... sorry if it's not so great... here it goes... She sees me not, though I am there, As the restless winds curl through her hair, The laughs we've shared, the time we've spent, Has left her in a dungeon pent, And in her heart, she'll always care, But sudden loss left her world bare, The good times gone, the colour grey, She must move on for I can't stay.

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Exordus

Jul. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love these types of games. They always give you a sense of feeling, and gives you the need to care for the people you love.

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xMisakiChan

Jun. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Wow that's really a simple, beautifull and cute game

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Arol3

May. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) In games like these, I have to question myself, "Why does it have a mute button?"

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tenshi980

Dec. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) MANLY TEARS! ;_; even some one like me who cannot hear..... can understand the beauty in this game....

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Gawiine

Jul. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful, think of the bird as his spirit, as time went on and memories passed, she could finally remember him without sadness and regret then let him go and be free. Just lke a bird needs to be.

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YoungApprentice

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Him being dead would make sense. The point of it is that as she dwells on him more and more, she realizes that the happiness he brought her while alive far outweighs her immediate grief. She is able to let him go because she is happy once again. The tombstone was what really got me :'(

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WedgelettesW

Jun. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I feel like as each gift was given,she took it for granted,and did not realize his love till long past,as you give another give,the boy appears to fade away,almost as if from her memory. A sad game,but one that deserves recognition

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snuffsmile

Nov. 26, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) That is a truly beautiful game. It's art, game, story and tragic all in one. It's so hard to find games like this on Kongregate. I highly recommend that Kongregate should have a separate part with sad games like Grey, The Majesty of Colors, The Company of Myself and Don't look back. I nearly cried when I saw the grave, the ending was so touching. I love the mixture of kid and adult mementos and how the boy slowly fades everytime you give an item to the girl. It seems simple but when you think about what it's about it's really quite complicated. Make more games like this please! I love the comparing dove to the man. Truly amazing (: 5/5 Disrespectful posts: kkai-bitch must be on her period my reply- kkai, you're a dick

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awflip

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I've seen some good explanations of this game and i would like to add my own: When i first realized the boy was fading while the girl stayed completely black (solid) as the boy went everywhere to give her the colors of her world, it represents how the girl takes him for granted. He is willing to do anything for her such as... bring color to her colorless world. He fades into her background, while she enjoys the color he brought her and he has no time to enjoy it, because all he wants is the girl.

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