Author:|| Andy H
Submitted:|| 24th December, 2003
IMOGEN is an animated adventure game in sixteen sections; Each section contains a number of puzzles based on a particular theme. It is not possible to be killed off although the number of times you can change character has been limited. The number of permitted changes is given at the top-right of the screen.
Your objective is to solve the puzzle in each level and retrieve the spell fragment. Once you have all sixteen spell fragments, you can combine them together and use the spell to complete the game.
When the townspeople of Egmain were besieged by a monstrous firebreathing dragon they called for the assistance of Imogen, a local wizard with powers of metamorphosis. Responding to their pleas, he transformed himself into a dragon even more powerful than the real one. The monster was quickly destroyed but the strain of the transformation was so great that when Imogen returned to his normal state, his mind snapped. He forgot his friendship to the townspeople and used his power to destroy their crops, burn their houses and fill the sky with black clouds so that the town was in permanent night. After a few weeks of this, a spokesman set forth to seek the advice of the greatest and wisest wizard in the land.
When the Great Wizard had heard the story he said, "This insanity will pass, but until that time he must be imprisoned. I shall design a cave to hold him and your craftsmen will construct it in the mountain that overlooks the town." "How will we know when to release him?" asked the spokesman. "He will free himself when the time is right. I shall provide the spell for his release and split it in twain four times. The sixteen pieces
will then be placed within the cavern and the route to each guarded by a
test of stamina and intelligence. Only when he is fully recovered will he be able to retrieve the entire spell and set himself free".
And so the cavern was constructed, and with the Great Wizard's help, Imogen was secured within the first section, ready to begin his quest for freedom.
Quick start controls:
All keys can be redefined from the options screen, the default keys are:
Z and X to move. Return Key for action (use object, jump, climb etc).
The cursor keys allow you to select icons and the SPACEBAR to activate the current icon.
The game is pretty easy to play and control, but you will have to think through a few puzzles - they are not all easy and you may need to use some cartoon logic solving
The game is a remake of an old BBC Micro game by Michael St Aubyn. We have tried to remake it as closely as possible to the original and have updated the sound and graphics, but retained the puzzles and gameplay. It is an easy game to play, but you must learn how to complete all the levels effeciently if you wish to be able to complete the game. You only have 150 points of magic, which can quickly be eaten up as you transform from character to character...use them wisely!
We would like to thank Michael for giving us permission to remake this game and providing support along the way. Our website http://imogen.ovine.net/ contains scans of the design notes Michael sent us and also more information about our remake.
We hope you enjoy the game.
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