Written by EnormousRat
Background: ImaginEngine was a children's software developer founded in 1994. Originally having Houghton Mifflin as its publishing partner, the company was purchased by Backbone Entertainment in 2003, later renamed Foundation 9 Entertainment in 2005. After poor sales of the company's software ensued, the company was shut down in 2012.
1st Logo ImaginEngine - CLG Wiki(1994, 1997)
Availability: Seen on the company's first game Awesome Animated Monster Maker, as well as its Ultra Edition released in 1997.
Editor's Note: TBA
2nd Logo (1998-2009)
Logo: On a dark blue background, a turquoise-colored filmstrip with a yellow border moves upside down to the left of the screen. Then, it slows down as in 3 central frames we see a bulb, a hand and a gear. The yellow word "imagine" appears in a flash to the right, and green "engine" zooms in, shaking the logo, so the words overlap the letter "e".
Variants: There's a later version with a dark green background. When the words appear, the logo shines with a sharp sound. At the bottom is a byline for Foundation 6 Entertainment. The DS version has a white area around the logo and the F9E byline in corporate font. There's also a still version.
FX/SFX: The filmstrip moving, the text appearing.
Music/Sounds: A film projector running, followed by a dark whirr, a sparkling sound, a clang, and a kid laughing (a stock sound effect nicknamed the "Diddy laugh").
Availability: Common. Seen on many kid-oriented and educational games for PC, like Pokemon: Masters Arena, Nicktoons Basketball, Rugrats Go Wild and The Fairly OddParents in Shadow Showdoom.
Editor's Note: This is a favorite of many due to its longevity and numerous appearances on childrens' CD-ROM games.
3rd Logo (2009-2011)
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Logo: This logo shows two stylized connected cog wheels, and the word IMAGINENGINE written over the bigger wheel. The logo is light blue, while letters are white.
Variants: Haunted House version has the rain. The DS version is still. FX/SFX: Simple 2D animation of the cogs rotation, plus light emitting or rainfall.
Availability: Seen on Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Wedding Dash and Haunted House.
Editor's Note: TBA