Digital Eel and Shrapnel Games have announced the release of
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
for Macintosh. IT’s an offbeat strategy game set in outer space, the sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space. It costs $24.95, and a playable demo is available for download.
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space puts you in the captain’s chair of a starship. The developer bills it as a “thirty-minute space opera” because of its compact gameplay style — typical rounds last a scant half hour or less.
The game features turn-based exploration play as you go out among the stars to look for artifacts, interact with alien life and encounter hostiles. Once you get into the combat mode, it’s a real-time game. You can master the controls of dozen different starships. Each time you play it’s different, as Weird Worlds randomly generates new star maps each time. The game is also “mod-friendly,” allowing enthusiasts to create their own modifications.
Weird Worlds also features a full tutorial mode and a “combat simulator” to help you get started.
In addition to the downloadable version of the game, Shrapnel Games is putting together a CD version that includes both the PC and Mac games on one disc.