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Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, the sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, is a hybrid strategy/adventure computer game created by the independent game development group, Digital Eel. In the game players explore a "plausibly implausible" (fictional) region of the Milky Way galaxy called "The Purple Void".
Like its predecessor, Weird Worlds creates a new starmap each time the game is played. Stars, black holes, planets, nebulae, artifacts, alien patrols, gadgets, lifeforms and dozens of events and encounters are randomized intelligently for each game session.
Unlike Strange Adventures, Weird Worlds allows the player to travel to black holes, using a device that protects the player (and the fleet) from the effects of intense gravity. One special mission even allows the player to enter a black hole to fight a nearly-indestructible battlestation. Also, the "Void" is now more "alive" than before - most races encountered have a homeworld which also allows item trade.
Weird Worlds features 3 mission types (scientist, pirate, military captain), 3 starmap sizes, 30 starship types and adversaries, dozens of different weapons, star drives, shields, shipboard systems, alien artifacts and lifeforms, realistic star and planet types, 10 unique alien races and a robust combat simulator.
Weird Worlds has been nominated for the Imaginative Use of In-Game Audio category in the GameShadow Innovation in Games Awards 2006.
- Official site at Shrapnel Games (publisher)
- Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space at MobyGames
- Developer site
- Weird Worlds Modmaker's Guide to the Galaxy
- MacWorld Article on Mac OS X port
- Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Forum - Shrapnel Games
- MacGamer review
- Eurogamer review: 8/10
- GameShark review: B
- Game Industry News review: 4.5/5
- Gamers with Jobs review
- Out of Eight review: 7/8
- GGL Review: 85%
- Inside Mac Games review: 7.5/10
- GamerDad review: 10+
- Videolamer review
- Diamond Games review: 4/5
- Metacritic Page: 79/100 metascore based on 6 reviews (March 10/2007)
- GameSpot Player Reviewslt:Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
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