Video Game: Darkened Skye

Save the Rainbow. Taste the Rainbow.

"This [premise] might sound like an inane game idea based on accounting instead of good sense—theoretically, that's true, but in practice, it's a bit far off the mark. Darkened Skye turns out to be a colorful and fairly entertaining game that's surprisingly funny."

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

At first glance, Darkened Skye looks like your ordinary kind of RPG game. "In the far-off and decidedly fictional land of Lynlora, you play as Skye, 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, 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 Skittle candies... We'll give you a second to collect your thoughts... Are you done?....

"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, Skye, sets off on a quest to return the rainbow to Lynlora, thereby returning Skittles and magic along with it." It was specifically based on a series of Skittles television commercials.

Contrary to popular belief, Darkened Skye is not an advergame or example of Writer Revolt or Stealth Parody. 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 GameCube and PC.

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