Imagen

discuss classic text/graphic adventures for the bbc micro & electron
Post Reply
User avatar
8bitAG
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Contact:

Imagen

Post by 8bitAG » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:35 pm

This system, by Peter "The Warlord" Voke looks interesting... Imagen, from Acorn User October 1988...
https://archive.org/details/AcornUser07 ... 1/mode/2up
https://archive.org/details/AcornUser07 ... 3/mode/2up

Interesting because it says "You write the whole adventure while you are playing it."

Anyone had a go at using it?

There's a reference to a sample game, The Return of Felinar, being included on the associated program disk. Is that game archived anywhere? We don't currently have it listed on CASA.

The reason I came across Imagen, was that I looking at an Atari ST/PC system that it seems to have inspired; the Creative Adventure Writer...
http://www.atarimania.com/utility-atari ... 32254.html

RonBate
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:27 am
Contact:

Re: Imagen

Post by RonBate » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:19 pm

Here is the associated Acorn User Disc. The game can be loaded by typing start (in lower case) from the Imagen menu.
Attachments
tau88-10.zip
(40.97 KiB) Downloaded 21 times

User avatar
8bitAG
Posts: 101
Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Contact:

Re: Imagen

Post by 8bitAG » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 am

Cool, thanks.

It seems like it probably wasn't used for anything else that made it past the bedroom door, which is a shame. I don't know of any games, aside from Warlord, that used Peter's Tabular Adventure Generator either.

User avatar
lurkio
Posts: 2843
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:30 am
Location: Doomawangara
Contact:

Re: Imagen

Post by lurkio » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:18 pm

8bitAG wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 am
It seems like it probably wasn't used for anything else that made it past the bedroom door, which is a shame.
Yes, I've had a quick play with Imagen, and although it seems quirky, and very different from the menu-driven text adventure creators like Quill and GAC, its create-as-you-play approach is potentially quite powerful -- bearing in mind the usual constraints of RAM and disc-space on the Beeb. An intriguing concept.

8bitAG wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:47 am
I don't know of any games, aside from Warlord, that used Peter's Tabular Adventure Generator either.
A while ago I tried to contact Peter Voke to ask about Warlord and TAG, etc., but, as detailed elsewhere on this forum, he seems to have renounced all worldly (and Beebly) things and is now just spending his time being very Zen. (Literally.)

[-o<

Post Reply

Return to “8-bit acorn software: classic adventure games”