Attention all moon mutants and interstellar aliens! Be sure to check out the hypernifty Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars Facebook page as well as the supercool(ed) Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Facebook page for game and space news, announcements, cool links, space imagery and more. Engage!

Digital Eel Nooz, November 6, 2018

Edwin Sykes's Sea of Stars game soundtrack singles released!

At last, the Sea of Stars game soundtrack "suite" (15 minutes in duration) has been broken up into separate singles so you can listen to the tracks of your choice.—Check out Battle and Chase if you want to get right into the action. (See below.) Listen to the extended End Theme if you require a "call to duty" first. Or listen to Exploration if you just want to "space out, man."

In any case, when you do, you'll be listening to the remarkable music of Edwin Sykes—music that transports Sea of Stars players out of the real world into a star-spanning space adventure!

Edwin was born in New Jersey, U.S.A., but has spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. At age 15 he began to pursue an interest in composing music and three years later won Third Prize in the UK National Young Composer of the Year Competition.

In march of 2006 Edwin completed an MA in Composing for film and television at the National Film and Television School where his studies were supported with scholarships from the PRS Foundation and the Musicians Union. Before studying at the NFTS Edwin studied composition at the Trinity College of Music and composing for the screen at Bournemouth University. While at the Trinity College of Music Edwin won first prize in the Daryl Runswick Prize For Composition as well as silver medal for the graduating class of 2001.

Since then he has written a great variety of music for film, concert and dance including feature films such as Tuesday, Resurrecting the Streetwalker and The Hit Producer. He has composed music for all episodes of the radio series The Scarifyers (staring the late Nicholas "Brigadier Leftbridge Stewart" Courtney, David Warner and Terry "Davros" Molloy), as well as Hellbound Heart, Hammer Chillers and Blood on Satan's Claw, all of which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 7.


Theme from The Scarifyers by Edwin Sykes

Edwin's concert music has been performed by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Spiral Saxophone Quartet, The Ebony Quartet, The Paddington Brass Quintet and The Ariel Ensemble in San Francisco.

We do hope you'll enjoy Edwin's music. Please share the links. We think his compositions are worthy of special notice. Are we biased? See what you think. Here are the singles!







The complete and official Sea of Stars soundtrack is still available, of course. Note that, for the price of the entire soundtrack ($5) you get ALL other Digital Eel Bandcamp soundtrack releases!

Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars original soundtrack page

Explore:

Full Sea of Stars Suite by Edwin Sykes
Sea of Stars: Alien Space by Rich Carlson
Infinite Space: Sea of Stars is always available from Steam
Infinite Space: Sea of Stars is available DRM-free from itch.io
Edwin Sykes's Facebook page
Infinite Space: Sea of Stars Facebook page
Digital Eel Facebook page

Ripcord out.


Latest Version [v1.1.0]

Pinball meets mini golf in zero-G virtual reality!
Get PROTAGON from STEAM

Protagon Update

V1.1.0 "fun upgrade" released!

This substantial update is aimed at making Protagon more enjoyable to play. Less waiting for the ball to come to a complete stop, more aiming and shooting! Various rough edges have been smoothed out to make it easier for new players to learn the game as well.

V1.1.0 Release notes:

+ Level 5 no longer allows ball to bounce near-indefinitely
+ Level 6 is now more straightforward to solve
+ Ball orients itself automatically when the controller is near
+ Player can no longer interact with the ball when it is moving
+ Ball stops quicker to speed up play
+ Platform transition is now near-instantaneous
+ Ambient noise in the final three levels has been reduced
+ Laser beam end point accurately shows where ball will stop
Protagon is a VR game available exclusively from Steam.

Stream and download (free) the Protagon theme music here.

Ripcord out.


Latest Version [v1.1.2]

THE SPACE ROGUELIKE SERIES THAT STARTED IT ALL CONTINUES!

Get Sea of Stars from STEAM, HUMBLE and itch.io

The IGF award-winning game of interstellar adventure!

Explore the galaxy...in 30 minutes or less!

Get Weird Worlds from STEAM, HUMBLE and itch.io

New card game #2: Infinite Space Battle Poker

New card game #1: Pairs: Infinite Space

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Digital Eel's "Nightmare Band" (AKA The Mystery Kitchen) is usually sound and music wrangler Rich Carlson but, depending on the project, may include musicians Edwin Sykes and Sotiris Gougousis, as well as Digital Eel co-founder and artist, Bill Sears.

Halloween, 2018

Whoa! All Digital Eel Games are 80% off
during the Steam Fall Sale?! You bet!

Get Protagon VR, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars and the award winning Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space for 80% off during the Steam Fall Sale. You want figures? Protagon and Sea of Stars are $1.99 each, and Weird Worlds is only 99 cents! (Best deal on a hybrid space roguelike ever!)

Don't wait. Grab a great Digital Eel game by the horns and wrestle it to the ground today, whatever that means!

Protagon VR

Protagon is a hybrid casual game that 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!

Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars

Sea of Stars is a starship roguelike, a sandbox adventure game of interstellar exploration and combat. Travel from star to star, upgrade your ship with new systems and weapons, build up your flotilla with allies and mercenaries, and take on a variety of alien menaces.

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a hybrid "roguelike" game of space exploration and starship combat set within a peculiar, as-yet-unvisited region of the galaxy known as the Purple Void. Each time it is played, a new and different "sector prime" and its vast frontier are randomly generated. Locations of stars and nebulae, homeworlds of alien races, distribution of lifeforms and artifacts, plot-twisting quest events--the whole game is remixed.

Say trick or treat!

Boo!

- The Digital Eel Spooks


September 1, 2018

New boardgames arriving soon! First teaser. Much more to come!

Berserk toasterbot by Iikka Keränen. Enraged goblin by Denis Loubet.


August 30, 2018


If you're a gamer (and who isn't!), the Humble Store wants to assure you that Summer is not over yet!

This just in from Sector Prime: We are pleased to announce the Humble Store Summer Sale, starting today, August 30, 2018!

During this 14 day sale, both Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and its sequel, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, are 50% off. So get the games that started the whole indie space game scene rolling--the game that inspired FTL (Weird Worlds)--and blow up stuff where no one has blown up stuff before!

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 please "engage!" today.

Ripcord out.


June 21, 2018

THREE WORDS TO MAKE THE HOT DAYS COOL

DIGITAL EEL GAMES DISCOUNTED 75% OFF!

Hey, it's Mr. Sun, heralding the beginning of summer AND the start of the fabulous Steam Summer Sale, the best game sale of them all!

In celebration, Digital Eel's entire Steam catalog is on sale, including Protagon (Digital Eel's first VR game - just updated!), Weird Worlds and its community-funded sequel, Sea of Stars (Digital Eel's award winning space roguelikes), and the Sea of Stars Soundtrack (featuring music by UK film and radioplay composer, Edwin Sykes). Wow, get ready to engage!

Three games and a fantastic soundtrack album at prices so low--75% OFF!--that you'll actually want to give Digital Eel MORE money for them! So, if we were you, which would be a neat trick, we'd get them all and run home Jack before we catch on! Or...something like that.

Details: From today, June 21, until the 5th of July, Protagon VR, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars and the Official Sea of Stars Soundtrack are fast-food cheap for your summer purchasing pleasure.

Meanwhile, stay cool and be sure to play all Digital Eel games in air-conditioned* comfort.

Ripcord out.

*Air-conditioning unit not included in price.

[Update for Windows 10 users: If you're experiencing mouse issues when you try to play Weird Worlds, right click the launch icon or shortcut and set compatibility mode to Windows 8. That's it!]


May 10, 2018


It's Space-Time for the Humble Store 2018 Spring Sale!

With busy summer fast approaching, take a little space-time first to kick back and beat the rush. Check out what's on sale at The Humble Store and note the big discounts on our award-winning space roguelikes Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space (only $1.49) and Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars (only $2.49)!

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 please "engage!" today.

Ripcord out.


April 19, 2018

Goggles up! It's the 2018 Steam VR Spring Sale!

Are you prepared to submerge? Get ready to experience three dimensional worlds of wonder. Steam's VR Spring Sale has begun at last! During the sale, get Digital Eel's* new VR game Protagon for only $2.99. That's 70% off so you can try the future right now!

Protagon is a hybrid casual game that 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!

*Digital Eel has been creating indie games since 2001. DE is best known for the "Infinite Space" series of roguelike space games. Other notable titles include Brainpipe (now free) and the IGF double-award winning Dr. Blob's Organism (also free).

Get Protagon from Steam HERE for only $2.99.

Check out the Protagon theme music by Sotiris HERE.

Also, be sure to listen to the new music compilation by Digital Eel co-founder and court musician, Rich Carlson HERE.

Ripcord out.


April 15, 2018

Be sure to check out Digital Eel co-founder (and court composer) Rich Carlson's new collection of music composed and recorded over four decades! It's called Vintage Strains and contains 23 different selections, not presented in boring chronological order. It's sort of like a musical mystery tour. RC hopes you enjoy the ride. Streaming. Purchase and download. No DRM. No GMO's. Yes!

Ripcord out.

January 12, 2018


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 III: 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.


New Protagon trailer!

Happy New Year!

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