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Mar 13, 2013 | 6:29 PM EDT
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Borne on the Winds 10 Points Finish the first chapter
A small, almost insignificant thing 25 Points Finish chapter 2
Bird of Fire 50 Points Finish the third chapter
Green Tobacco 50 Points (In chapter 4) Talk to the old man one more time, before you leave forever.
The Colour of Evil 50 Points Find all evil things near the Wizard
Understanding 100 Points Finish the game

Author Comments

This point-and-click adventure game is entirely hand-drawn with coloured pencils. There's lots of dialogue and it should be read at your own pace. It will take you between one and two hours to finish the game.

Fans of adventure games will like The Grey Rainbow a lot. It's an ode to magic, to an innocence we thought we'd lost and to a time when everything we did was filled with wonder. Open yourself and relax into this fairy-tale and realize that, what you thought was once lost, is but misplaced.

Of course, non-adventure game fans (if there are such ;) will most probably enjoy it too, so they should give it a try.

Start the game with no expectations. Relax, take it slow. Read all the dialogue. Solve the puzzles at your own pace. There's even a hint button within the game itself to help you if you're stuck.

And most of all - enjoy yourself!

edit: We're daily feature No. 1! That's so awesome.

edit no. 2: After playing the game, you might want to check out the short story. Link:

EDIT 3: The soundtrack, in one zip file and glorious 320kbps quality:

EDIT 4: Medals are integrated and working. Now with popups! Enjoy!
HINT: The final medal (Understanding) is awarded after the end of the game, once you are returned to the menu.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I would like to second all the words and passion that the previous reviewer expressed to you.

This really touched me. Thanks!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Phenomenal! Fantastic! Amazing! I have tears in my eyes from this beautiful story. The wonderful storytelling, the original artwork, and the exceptional soundtrack. All of these things, and more, will you find, in "The Grey Rainbow".

BlackOlive, your group is great at storytelling, and I can not wait for the sequels to Tainted Olive.

I don't even know where to begin in this review, that I write with a smile on my face, and enlightenment in my heart, and indeed, my very soul. From the beginning, this story, I can't call it a simple game, draws the player in. From the grey world of The Detective, to the vibrantly colored world of the mice, the Old Man, and many more, memorable, very well designed characters.

And before anyone starts to think that this game is only deep story, it has great puzzle logic, and fantastic humor that you will laugh at.

I know that this is your first game, but to me it is the second, so once again, this was a lovely game. Keep up the great work.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing story. I loved every bit of it. Thank you for sharing this. It really gives you an enlightened perspective of the world around you. "Great change is slow, but it is the journey that changes us. Not the destination." 5/5 favorite.

BlackOlive responds:

Nice to see Tainted Olive players finding our first game ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved this game. It was like playing an interactive story book. The music was good and I liked the crayon drawings.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

What a little gem this game is, I felt compelled to write something about it! Simple and yet so beautiful at the same time, with a wonderful message about how small things can make a big difference all tied in to the fantasy side of the story.

I loved all of the references to other media too (Bugs Bunny, the "Badger" song, Rincewind from the Discworld universe, the crocodile that swallowed a clock from Peter Pan...), and the other little jokes in the narration all kept the whole game ticking along nicely.

The hand-drawn style is also something unique that I can't say I've ever seen used before. I would love to see another game in a similar style, thoroughly enjoyed playing!

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