DescriptionZelenhgorm: Episode I: Land of the Blue Moon was conceived as the first episode of an adventure game series. Three more episodes were planned, but never released.
Zelenhgorm is a fantasy continent with earth-like qualities. The player meets and learns about the Deyrec people whose clothes, dwellings and environment are decidedly early Scandinavian. Embedded in this civilization are superstition, folk-lore and magic as well as science.
The player controls Arrikk Vaheirr, a young man who lives in the fishing village of Senava and invents odd machines in his garden. One day, two strange things happen to upset the daily routine - a giant ship runs aground on the river bank near Arrikk’s garden ... and the dormant lighthouse begins to shine again. Arrikk’s quest to discover the mysteries of the great ship, and the truths behind his haunting dreams, begins.
The game is played from first-person perspective; even though it utilizes pre-rendered backgrounds, the scenery incorporates characters going about their daily lives. Even if the player cannot interact with an onscreen character, they react as Arrikk passes by. The view switches to third person only when the main character changes locations, or during special video sequences.
Over 140 live actors form the cast, among those some who participated in the Star Wars movies. Using full-motion video, the game has 360 degree panoramic views. All actions are controlled completely with a mouse, with the exception of using the ESC keyboard key to call up the main menu. Drop down menus appear when talking to the numerous characters. Open and close the bottom-screen inventory window by right-clicking and left-clicking, respectively. Objects in inventory can also be combined which is necessary for solving some of the game’s many puzzles.
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- "Zelenhgorm: The Great Ship Episode 1" -- Common title
- "Das Mysterium von Zelenhgorm" -- German Title
Part of the Following Group
|How dare they tease us like this!!!?!!!||Jeanne (75363)|
|Just Adventure||Feb 04, 2003||B+||83|
|7Wolf Magazine||Sep 24, 2002||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Adventure-Treff||Sep 15, 2002||69 out of 100||69|
|PC Games (Germany)||Dec 07, 2003||62 out of 100||62|
|Just Adventure||Dec 16, 2002||C+||58|
|Adventure Corner||Dec 21, 2003||52 out of 100||52|
|Adventure Gamers||Nov 03, 2002||50|
|Withingames||Aug 01, 2003||2 out of 5||40|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jul, 2003||9 out of 100||9|
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TriviaUnfortunately the company that developed Zelenhgorm, Moloto AB, no longer exists. They never got to finish part two before they went down. The road ends here.
Related Web Sites
- Zelenhgorm: Episode I: Land of the Blue Moon (official website)
- Crash's Walkthrough (Solution for the game)
- Developer Interview (Four Fat Chicks member Skinny Minnie questions Michi Lantz about Zelenhgorm. (October 2002))
- Gameboomers' Walkthrough (By MaGtRo)
- Official Game Page (Zelenhgorm home page)
- Walkthrough (Solution to Episode 1 by Bonnie Collins)