Color Dreams

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Color Dreams
Founded 1989
Headquarters USA
Other Names Wisdom Tree, Bunch Games

Color Dreams (not to be confused with the Japanese company C*Dream) was an American game developer founded by Dan Lawton who made unlicensed video games, mostly for Nintendo consoles. Color Dreams refused to get Nintendo's permission to license their games because Nintendo was too expensive. Since their games were unlicensed, Color Dreams had to find a way to bypass the 10NES chip, and they managed to successfully do so. Only one game Color Dreams developed was licensed, and that was Crystal Mines II on the Atari Lynx, which originally started out as an NES game. The company is known for developing Super Noah's Ark 3D, which was developed by their Christian game developer name, Wisdom Tree. Like Sachen, Color Dreams also had an alias Bunch Games, so it would not hurt their reputation for developing poor quality video games. Wisdom Tree games would sometimes completely recycle Color Dreams games and just change level design, music, and sprites to a Christian theme. Color Dreams games were usually black or baby blue cartridges. Color Dreams closed in 1991, though Wisdom Tree still lives on to this day.


Music Development


Dan Lawton programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly machine code, in which music and sound was written in Music Macro Language.

Audio Personnel

The following composers worked at Color Dreams:

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