Latest News from Infinite Space

The Humble Winter Sale Begins!

Humbly we’re happy to announce the Humble Store Winter Sale. So, check out what we did! (Are we crazy?) You can get both Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space AND Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars for the low, low price of $2.49 each! Wow!

There’s no time like right now to Engage! Weird Worlds of wonder, and a gaggle of disgusting aliens, await you! What is a gaggle, btw? Anyway, please note that a portion of every Humble purchase goes to charity*. Since 2010, Humble has given over $117,000,000 to charities like Make a Wish, the Red Cross, Save the Children and more. I guess that’s why they’re Humble–because they are!

The Winter Sale runs for the next 13 days. Get on it so you can explore the galaxy during your lunch hour. (Or dinner, or 2nd breakfast, or a late night snack–wait a minute, Ripcord is getting hungry!)

Ripcord out (to lunch).

*If you’d like to contribute directly to our favorite charity, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), please visit the RIF website here.

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All Digital Eel games 50% OFF during the Steam Winter Sale

Seasons greetings! Well, it’s that time of year. Time to chill out for a few days and treat yourself to lots of gaming time! What are you going to play? Have you thought about Digital Eel games? They’re “weirdly cool” (nod to Firesign) and are guaranteed to entertain you like crazy! Oh yes, oh yes!

So check it out: beginning today, Thursday, December 21st, and continuing until Thursday, January 4th, PROTAGON (Windows/Vive), INFINITE SPACE III: SEA OF STARS (fully updated) and WEIRD WORLDS: RETURN TO INFINITE SPACE (the space game that inspired FTL) have been joyfully discounted (50% OFF!) and are available for your holiday bemazement from STEAM.

Stocking stuffers: Be sure to download and share our IGF award winning free games, BRAINPIPE and DR. BLOB’S ORGANISM, as well as DATA JAMMERS: FASTFORWARD (a hybrid racing & destruction game). Listen to, and freely download and share, Sotiris Gougousis’s electronic theme music for Protagon HERE. Listen to, and download, Edwin Sykes orchestral music for Sea of Stars HERE. Check out the latest Digital Eel card games HERE and HERE.

Please note that all Digital Eel games are rigorously alien-tested and approved for KIDS, TEENS, ADULTS, FROGOIDS and all reasonably intelligent LIFEFORMS across the galaxy.

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Protagon, Sea of Stars & Weird Worlds are 50% off during the STEAM Autumn Sale

Hey pilgrims, it’s time for the STEAM Autumn Sale. Check out the turkey. It’s stuffed with Digital Eels!

Protagon VR is 50% off!
NEW! Pinball meets zero-G mini-golf in virtual reality.
Just $4.99!
Download and share Sotiris Gougousis’s Protagon theme song here.

Sea of Stars is 50% off!
The space roguelike series that started it all continues!
Only $4.99!

Weird Worlds is 50% off!
The award-winning “lunchbreak roguelike” of interstellar adventure.
Just $2.49!

THE GAMES ARE HOT, SO GOBBLE GOBBLE!

The STEAM Autumn Sale runs from November 22 through November 28.

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It’s (Space) Time for the Humble Store Fall Sale!

With the holidays fast approaching, beat the rush and check out what’s on sale at the Humble Store, including 50% OFF on award-winning Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, and its out-of-this-world sequel, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars! (Get ’em HERE and HERE.) Don’t forget, when you purchase a game from the Humble Store, you support charities like Make a Wish, the American Red Cross, Save the Children and Worldreader, so the “holiday spirit” actually begins today.

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Protagon arrives from Digital Eel

Big news! Digital Eel is happy to announce that our new virtual reality game has been released on Steam!

Protagon is a casual game designed from the ground up for the SteamVR experience. It blends concepts from mini-golf and pinball with an intuitive VR interface.

Just pull the handle on the ball, aim and release to launch it into the zero-gravity course! Can you make it under par? Each “hole” or level introduces new twists, obstacles and game mechanics to keep you challenged.

To complete your immersion in the unique world of Protagon, the game features hand-drawn background art by Iikka Keränen and awesome soundscapes created by Rich Carlson (both of the IGF award-winning Digital Eel), and original theme music by Sotiris Gougousis.

Get Protagon here.

Get the Protagon theme music by Sotiris Gougousis here. The track is free to download and share.

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Steam Summer Sale = Space game time!

Well, spring sprung a while ago now. Summer has finally arrived (no kidding Sherlock, it’s hot out here!). Time for beaches, family picnics, ball games, fireworks, traffic (!) and, beginning today, the spectrum of groovy games on sale from Steam, including Digital Eel’s fantabulous space roguelikes. Get ready to engage!

(You know the phrase: Get ’em all! Hey, there’s only two, and at prices so low–66% off!–that you’ll actually want to give Digital Eel more money for them! Unfortunately the system doesn’t work that way, so just feel free to take the games and run.)

So, from today (June 22) until the 5th of July, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and its sequel, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, are fast-food cheap for your summer purchasing pleasure. Also note that Digital Eel’s award-winning Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity and Data Jammers: FastForward are now free and available from Steam as well.

Meanwhile, stay cool. Play a great game in air-conditioned comfort.*

Ripcord out.

*Air-conditioning unit not included in price.

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It’s Springtime for Space Games!

Spring has sprung, the Humble Store is open and the sale is on! For the next two weeks you can get Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and its sequel, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, for only $2.49 each. (You won’t find a better deal this side of the Kuiper Belt!) Also note that 10% of all Humble Store proceeds go to charity*.

Sea of Stars continues the space roguelike series that started it all. Weird Worlds, its precursor, is the IGF award-winning space roguelike that pioneered the category. (Its progenitor, Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, itself an IGF finalist, was the first hybrid space roguelike game.)

In an Infinite Space roguelike, stars, planets, alien homeworlds, fleets, space stations, creatures, passengers, allies, equipment, artifacts, and special events and quests, are randomized each time the game is played. There’s more “stuff” than can be seen in a single game, so it takes several times through to experience it all. This adds up to immense replayability.

Another noteable feature is that these games are designed to be played to completion in one sitting. A full session of Weird Worlds might take only 30 minutes to finish. This prevents the frustration felt in old school roguelikes when a beloved character dies suddenly after 15 hours of play. In Sea of Stars, if your fleet perishes, you want to try again right away!

If SF space adventure is your bag, and you want to experience a heroic star-spanning saga–but you only have the lunch hour, Weird Worlds and Sea of Stars are sure to provide the quick fix you need. That and dual-mounted particle vortex cannons too, of course. Zzzzap!

Ripcord out.

*If you’d like to contribute directly to our favorite charity, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), please visit the RIF website here.

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All Quiet in the Purple Void

Quiet for now, even as Digital Eel readies new facilities. Nothing special just new workspaces and workstations as well as room for VR research and development. Strange new worlds to explore and all that. Look for announcements of at least two new Digital Eel projects very soon.

Ripcord out.

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