[Igor - The Time Machine]
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The toughest challenge this side of the galaxy
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A very short introduction to Igor

For those among us that remember, Igor is a game in the same genre as Boulderdash and Supaplex. For those that don't, in short, Igor is a puzzle game. Your job is to finish each level (puzzle) by collecting enough Datapods to open the Exit. Take a look at the picture below to see a very simple level. (Click on it to see a larger version of it.)

[Simple level]

Even though the level above is quite simple, solving the levels isn't always as easy as it seems... While collecting Datapods, you will face all kinds of dangers. There will be Poison, you can stand before locked Doors, there are many Enemies that chase you around, and in many cases you will have trouble pushing the Marbles out of your way, and dodging them when they fall.

This is just the beginning... Igor contains dozens more interesting objects that will help, or hamper progress in each level. Most objects work intuitively (like Keys and Doors) but to make sure you can find out all you need, the game includes a Cast of Characters that explains the function and behaviour of all objects.

For a closer glimpse at the game, you can check out some screenshots.


For those of you that know the game Sokoban, it will be good to know that Igor can also be used to play Sokoban-type levels (by making use of the Power socket and Power source objects). Of course Igor contains many more possibilities and this is just one of them.

The story

So why on Earth would you go through so much trouble to solve all those complicated puzzles? (Apart from having fun and proving everyone that you're the smartest one around of course.)

Well... It all begins on a dark and rainy night... An alien artefact is about to land on Earth. In it are the plans for a real Time Machine! during the thousand years it's floated in space, it's protection algorithms have mutated into the most bizarre puzzles imaginable.

And of course the artefact just happens to crash through the roof of your house. Crazy for knowledge, you immediately decide to tap into the artefact to reveal the hidden plans so you can build your own Time Machine.

Solving each level will reveal a piece of the puzzle. So a real Time Machine can be yours... If you are smart enough to solve all levels...

If you think you're up to the challenge, now might be a good time to download a free demo version.