Well, spring already went sproing… Now, it’s summertime with the birds and the bees and lots of Digital Eel games, every one of them on sale at 50% off of (virtual) sticker price. (And there was great rejoicing!)
Get ’em all, add the prices up and you’ll get a facepalmingly low total that will make you wish there were more Digital Eel games to buy! (Hold your horses. That news is coming soon.)
Feel free to get familiar with the Infinite Space game system by playing Weird Worlds first. If you like it, and we’re sure you will, give Sea of Stars a go. While it is similar, it has its own unique quirks, twists and special features. It also features a dynamite space soundtrack by British compser, Edwin Sykes–music not to be missed!
Enjoy your saga among the weird worlds of the Purple Void and remember: the stars are your destiny, that disgusting alien on your left might be your friend, and happiness is a warm particle vortex cannon.
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!