History VideoGame / DarkenedSkye

31st Mar '16 6:34:40 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''...'''wait,''' '''''what?'''''

You heard that right, we are talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittles]], the candy. We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts...are you done?....

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At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game.game, available on UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and PC. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''...'''wait,''' '''''what?'''''

You heard that right, we are talking about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittles]], the candy. We'll give you a second moment to collect your thoughts...thoughts.....are you done?....
done?



''Darkened Skye'' is commonly held up as the finest example of [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]], WriterRevolt, or StealthParody based on [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html this article]]. Other employees involved in the project, however, dispute the negative connotations of that speaker; the creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.

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''Darkened Skye'' is commonly held up as the finest example of [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]], WriterRevolt, or StealthParody based on [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html this article]]. Other employees involved in the project, however, dispute the negative connotations of that speaker; the creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.
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11th Mar '16 7:14:01 PM TARINunit9
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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or an example of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.

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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an commonly held up as the finest example of [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] advergame]], WriterRevolt, or an example StealthParody based on [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040814224454/http://www.cgonline.com/previews/skittlesds-01-p1.html this article]]. Other employees involved in the project, however, dispute the negative connotations of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The that speaker; the creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.
10th Feb '16 3:45:11 PM eroock
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At first glance, '''''Darkened Skye''''' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''...'''wait,''' '''''what?'''''

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At first glance, '''''Darkened Skye''''' ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''...'''wait,''' '''''what?'''''
28th Jan '16 9:53:32 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Prepare yourself for one-of-a-kind of game...

At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait, what?'''

You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]... We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?....

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Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind of game...

At first glance, ''Darkened Skye'' '''''Darkened Skye''''' looks like your ordinary kind of {{RPG}} game. ''"[[HighFantasy In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora]], you play as Skye, [[NothingExcitingEverHappensHere a bored shepherdess, who is lamenting her fate of being bored and trying to keep track of all these damn sheep]] when, suddenly, a commotion off in a clearing attracts her attention. When she goes to investigate, [[MagicMeteor she finds an ancient magical artifact; a flattened spheroid, orange, with an S in the center]]. She takes it to the local wisewoman, who tells her...'why, it's a Skittles!'"''... ''' wait, what?'''\n\n'''wait,''' '''''what?'''''

You heard that right, we are talking about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skittles_%28confectionery%29 Skittle candies]]...Skittles]], the candy. We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are are you done?....



Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or example of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.

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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or an example of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC.
22nd Sep '15 4:24:00 PM arromdee
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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or example of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC).

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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or example of WriterRevolt or StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC).PC.
22nd Sep '15 4:23:40 PM arromdee
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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or example of [[WriterRevolt]] or [[StealthParody]]. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale DeSharone in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC).

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Contrary to popular belief, ''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] or example of [[WriterRevolt]] WriterRevolt or [[StealthParody]]. StealthParody. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale DeSharone [=DeSharone=] in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC).
22nd Sep '15 4:21:27 PM arromdee
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[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save [[caption-width-right:357:''Save the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow.]]'']]
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''"[[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."''

As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.

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''"[[MineralMacGuffin Skittles are the source of all magic]] (Fancy you not knowing that!) and gathering them is vital to erase the darkness on Lynlora's sky. So our protagonist, [[MeaningfulName Skye]], [[JumpedAtTheCall sets off on a quest]] to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it."''

As you probably have already guessed
"'' It was specifically based on a series of Skittles television commercials.

Contrary to popular belief,
''Darkened Skye'' is not an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released or example of [[WriterRevolt]] or [[StealthParody]]. The creators of the game ''licensed the brand'', paying the candy company company rather than the other way around, according to the interview with Dale DeSharone in Retro Gamer #31 from 2007. The game was released for [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.PC).



* AllThereInTheManual: Averted on the box. It's incredibly vague as to the actual plot of the game, probably because no one would buy it if it copped to being an advergame. The actual manual, however, mentions Skittles, complete with trademark symbol.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Averted on the box. It's incredibly vague as to the actual plot of the game, probably because no one would buy it if it copped to being an advergame.game. The actual manual, however, mentions Skittles, complete with trademark symbol.
19th Sep '15 5:00:10 PM nombretomado
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As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for GameCube and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.

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As you probably have already guessed ''Darkened Skye'' is an [[MerchandiseDriven advergame]] (released for GameCube [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] and PC) to promote Skittles candies. [[SoOkayItsAverage The game is generally considered average]], with not that great of a gameplay, fuzzy controls, unwieldy animations, and occasional bugs. What makes the game worth playing is that the company gave [[ProtectionFromEditors the producers full-freedom]], [[WriterRevolt so the writing team was in active revolt over the fact that they were making such a game]][[StealthParody the writing is patently hilarious and so tongue-in-cheek]] that to this day all they can taste is teeth.
29th Mar '15 4:20:17 PM bwburke94
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[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]][[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:357:''[[MerchandiseDriven Save the Rainbow]]''. [[note]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUmXhCmVaQg http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rainbow_mother_fucker_9321.png]][[/note]]]]
Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow.]]'']]
21st May '14 1:25:06 PM SolidSonicTH
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-> - [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/darkenedskye/review.html?tag=summary%3Bread-review Gamespot]]

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-> - [[http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/darkenedskye/review.html?tag=summary%3Bread-review com/reviews/darkened-skye-review/1900-2842636/ Gamespot]]
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