Attention all moon mutants and interstellar aliens! Be sure to check out the hypernifty Infinite Space III: Sea of StarsFacebook page as well as the supercool(ed) Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite SpaceFacebook page for game and space news, announcements, cool links, space imagery and more. Engage!
June 22, 2017
THREE WORDS TO MAKE THE HOT DAYS COOL
GET THE GAMES YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
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.)
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!
*If you'd like to contribute directly to our favorite charity, RIF (Reading Is Fundamental), please visit the RIF website here.