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!
August 25, 2017
Digital Eel's Protagon Unleashed!
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 development group), and original theme music by Sotiris Gougousis!
No fake news here. We're thrilled to announce that our new, soon to be released virtual reality game, Protagon, will be featured at SIX, the Seattle Indies Expo (concurrent with PAX), in September. This will be the first time Protagon will be seen--and played--by the public, so we're super excited and thankful to SIX for the opportunity.
If you like pinball and mini golf, enjoy physics-based play, and are equally comfortable with the X, Y and Z axes, Digital Eel's first VR game, Protagon, is for you. Propel the protagon, a weirdly mechanical antigravitic sphere, through trippy, tricky 3D puzzle spaces. Can you score a hole in one? (Check out the SIX feature page for a couple of screenshots.)
The Seattle Indies Expo, founded in 2014, happens on Sunday, September 3 (12pm-9pm) and is open to the public and free to attend. SIX is where gamers and indie game makers get to meet and share passion and ideas--and demos! Learn more about SIX, and Protagon, here (website) and here (Facebook page).
Digital Eel is a self-funded independent video game development team located in the Seattle, Washington area. The group was formed in 2001 by Rich Carlson (Ion Storm, Looking Glass Studios), Iikka Keränen (Looking Glass Studios, Valve Corporation) and Bill "Phosphorus" Sears (KnowWonder, GameHouse). Digital Eel is best known for its Infinite Space series of space roguelikes.
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!
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