This just in: John Harris’s Digital Eel interview has been posted. Harris, of GameSetWatch writing for his @Play Collected blog, covers a lot of ground with thoughtful questions and reflections. Topics range from roguelikes and game design influences to Digital Eel mystery history and Phosphorus’ music, and much more. Go see!
Update: Click here to read John Harris’s interview with Digital Eel on Gamasutra.
Today’s update brings a slew of improvements. The most visible among them is an entirely new step-by-step tutorial that guides you through the various user interfaces in the game. Full change list below:
+ New “How to Play” tutorial sequence, replaces old tutorial mode
+ Added mouseover “tool tip” on ship palette in combat
+ Fighter icons are now a different size from ships
+ Home worlds and special places now play music when you go back
+ Added a rare special encounter, “Vortex Beast”
+ Additional script functions for timed events
+ Star map filter buttons retain state in between games
+ Moved hard-coded UI strings to english.txt
+ Improved Pirate insignia
+ Fixed crash on fleeing carriers
+ Fixed fleeing carriers launching fighters when off the map
+ Fixed carriers launching fighters while cloaked
+ Fixed placeholder graphics on Muktian fighter bay
+ Fixed Klakar nest graphic not showing up if egg raid quest is active
Get the v1.1.2 patch for the DRM-free Windows version HERE.
To celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey, and to keep us all fat and game-happy, Steam has begun a midwinter sale of extraordinary magnitude. With that in mind, all Digital Eel game prices have been peeled like bananas!
The new version 1.1.0 introduces totally revamped mod support with a handy browser for launching mods, and now lets mod makers access the built-in editing tools that we used to make content for the game.
We have also added new content to the game in the form of a new special quest featuring a special guest, the notorious Tiberian swamp pirate Arch Fenster! Oh, and just possibly a ship from that other space roguelike-like game created by one of our Kickstarter backers may make an appearance!*
For all of our Steam fans, this update just keeps on giving by adding over fifty achievements, as well as Steam trading cards, badges (not steenking), profile backgrounds and emoticons!
Sea of Stars will be updated to the new version on Friday (today), December 18. Get it from STEAM, IndieGameStand (DRM-free) or the Humble Store (Steam or DRM-free). Non-DRM users may download a v1.1.0 Windows patch HERE.
Hey pilgrims, it’s time for the Steam Autumn Sale! (November 25-November 30)
Check it out: Sea of Stars (Mac & Windows), third in the space roguelike series that started it all, is 25% off! Weird Worlds (Mac & Windows), the lunchbreak roguelike of interstellar adventure, is 50% off! Brainpipe (Mac & Windows), a zen-inducing arcade trip that will blow your mind, is 50% off! Data Jammers (Mac & Windows), Tron meets Hot Wheels in a retro wireframe world, is 50% off!
Cool news! To celebrate, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars is available for one week at 25% off. That means virtually endless lunchtime space adventures for less than it costs to eat lunch at Old McDonald’s Farm or Back in the Box. Hey! That’s like a free lunch every time you play the game! What game?
Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars is a starship roguelike, a sandbox adventure game of interstellar exploration and combat. Travel from star to star, discover strange artifacts and lifeforms, upgrade your ship with new systems and weapons, build up your flotilla with allies and mercenaries, and take on a variety of alien menaces.
Sea of Stars for Mac and Windows was released two weeks ago and is already headed for “cult” status! Note: Both the Steam and DRM-free versions are available. Also, the Humble Store gives 10% of proceeds to charity. Neato.
Travel from star to star, discover strange artifacts and lifeforms, upgrade your ship with new systems and weapons, build up your flotilla with allies and mercenaries, and take on a variety of alien menaces.
Get the Mac or Windows version of Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars from STEAM or IndieGameStand (DRM-free) for $6.66 (33% off) until November 8.
Weird Worlds is very similar to Sea of Stars except that it is presented in 2D rather than 3D. Weird Worlds was a 2006 IGF award winner. It’s available for Mac and Windows via STEAM, IndieGameStand, and other fine game software vendors.
Some Infinite Space-related places and goodies online.