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How I Coloured Dreams

A year ago I released Colour My Dreams, the third part in the Series of Colour. Unlike the other parts, CMD was set in a world

that did not really exist as part of the Monochrome world, but was the dream world of our protagonist. There are a lot of little

things around the game, but a lot of people never really understood it. So I am going to! :D

The World:
Like most dreams, it just starts. No starting point, like starting a race that you were already running. It also begins in one

place, and 'going down the rabbit hole' leads to a whole new world~ The world itself is a construct of the protagonist's

imagination. The decaying buildings (Inception totally ripped me off~ XD), the pipe construct, the floating mountains and the dark

caves are all similar scenes from the Monochrome world, simply darker. Also noticeable is the Moon, but that is explained later~

The endless halls are the sum of the Protagonist's fear created by the shadow (explained next), burdening him with the fear of

failure in the real world.

The Protagonist:
Even though in the Monochrome world, the protagonist is becoming happier as he is slowly bringing the world more colour, he is

still afraid. This dream world is him falling into his fear. In the dream world, the protagonist has less power, has less

strength, and even a split personality (explained next). The only connection he has to the waking world is the sound of the phone

ringing, a beacon of hope. With his influence of colour failing him (as per his fears), he must wander the dream world to unlock

them, this being the colour puzzle in the pipes.

The Shadow:
The Shadow is the Protagonist's fear summed up in an entity. Given the time I would have given him a bigger role, having to work

your way around him. In the dream world, the Shadow attempts to scare the Protagonist to prevent him from proceeding, and is also

the one who wrote the writing in the endless halls. It is evident that the Shadow has a connection to the nicer side of the

Protagonist as he has hid the note inside the compass (Metaphor for guiding your way~ ;D Seriously... so many metaphors...). If

you haven't unlocked the compass yet, it's lock correlates to the colour puzzle in the pipes~ ;P

The Moon:
The Moon is a symbol of hope, romance, exploration and also a sign for humanity's growth (reaching for the stars and the moon).

Because of this, I had a LARGE number of people come to me asking 'Why did you blow-up the moon???'... Simply put; this is a

dream-world, and in this particular one, all these great things are lost. With the moon being a sign of this power, it contains

all this greatness that you need to escape. You are not essentially destroying the moon, you are releasing the power of the moon

from it's desolate, (imagined) physical state to wash over the dream and cleanse it, which is what lets you escape in the end.
This is sorta like a Journal Entry, but I put it in as art because it is conceptual and is connected to the Series of Colour.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! :D

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:iconclare-stovold:
Hey,

I played your 'Colour my World' game a few years ago, and I'm currently working on my Final Major Project in college (I study Art and Design) and that your game has inspired me to create an animation, based loosely around the art style and theme, for my final outcome.

Basically, I just wanted to say that I think you're work is absolutely amazing and beautiful, and thank you so much because it really helped me and cheered me up when I was feeling down!
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Silver-Stitch May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks~!
I'm glad I've inspired you for your Final Major! I know that's a big deal so that's really awesome!
All the best with that and good luck~!! :D
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:iconclare-stovold:
Thank you so much!!! If I'm able to upload it onto Youtube after I reach my deadline then maybe I could send you then link to it? :D
Thank you for replying! Makes me so happy!! :3 <3
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Silver-Stitch Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome-sauce! Good-luck and if possible, I look forward to seeing it! :D
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DarkOliver Jan 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Such creativity and imagination on that game.

If I may say, you are a very colorful person. With such passion and hope on one trying to let out all the colours out and spread it on the desolate colorless world.
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DarkOliver May 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
How something with a dark retched appearance, wishes for this dark, unrealistic, and hopeless world, to be filled with color. Being vivid and colorful can bring hope to these nightmares...
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:iconwolfaiki:
I love the whole colour series!
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:iconraynebow528:
You are incredibly eloquent. I love how you take the time to look deeper into things and evaluate and understand them.
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Silver-Stitch Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Why thank-you~
I am a firm believer of taking time for the little things, stopping to smell the roses. Of course if there aren't any roses, then there lays the opportunity for you to plant them yourself~ :)
Thank-you for you kind words~ ^,,^
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mariana49 Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
that was a great game!
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