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!

December 29, 2017



Try the future! Experience virtual reality. Get Protagon (mini-golf meets pinball in zero-G) plus 9 more groovy VR games! The Virtual Reality XVII Steam Bundle starts on December 29 and continues through January, 2018. Get it HERE.

Latest Release

Pinball meets mini golf in zero-G virtual reality!

Latest Version [v1.1.2]


Get Sea of Stars from STEAM, HUMBLE and

The IGF award-winning game of interstellar adventure!

Happiness is a Warm Particle Vortex Cannon!

Get Weird Worlds from STEAM, HUMBLE and

New card game #2: Infinite Space Battle Poker

New card game #1: Pairs: Infinite Space

Digital Eel Discography

New! Looking for the Old Kraken, a sonic sampling of Bill Sears's audio adventures.

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.

December 21, 2017

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 (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.

Ripcord out.

November 22, 2015


NEW! Pinball meets zero-G mini-golf in virtual reality. Just $4.99!
Download and share Sotiris Gougousis's Protagon theme song here.

The space roguelike series that started it all continues... Only $4.99!

The award-winning "lunchbreak roguelike" of interstellar adventure. Just $2.49!


November 16, 2017

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.

Ripcord out.

November 7, 2017

On the Oregon Trail with Digital Eel

Attention con-goers: If you're attending the Eugene Comic Convention in Eugene, Oregon this weekend, November 11 & 12, be sure to check out the INDIE GAME CON and visit Digital Eel in person! Try the future--play PROTAGON in virtual reality--and hang out with the guys that made it and the Infinite Space games!

Ripcord out.

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!

Get Protagon here.

Get the Protagon Theme by Sotiris Gougousis here. It's free to download and share!

Ripcord out.

August 3, 2017

Digital Eel's Protagon to debut at SIX

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.

About Protagon

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.)

About SIX

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

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



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.

May 11, 2017

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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