About Space Time: Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars Footage

By Craig Pearson on September 30th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.


In the time it’s taken me to write this article, I could have started and finished at least two games of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. I live with that knowledge hanging over me, and I mentally convert every moment of the day into potential games the shortform galaxy explorer. “I’m going for a game of Infinite Space”, I’ll tell my girlfriend as pop off for a plop. “You’ve had me on hold for a trip to Oberon!”, I once told a confused bank phone operator, who apologised and then put my on hold for a full FTL! I took my mega-Peggle of savings to another bank. The video below is only about an sixteenth of a game of Infinite Space long, showing off the mod tools and a few motes of content. It’s enough for me.

As a fan of the previous games, it’s interesting to see that flat, gorgeous little galaxy being turned into a 3D space. It’s still only early in the development, so the charm isn’t there yet. I’m not fretting: they need the base game to be the foundation for what is essentially a journey through some wonderfully funny captions, but I do miss the gloop of the nebula, and the terrifying swirl of the black holes.

Perhaps the most exciting upgrade from the previous game, other than the new engine, is this: “There are some cool systems already operating that will allow the aliens (as well as Terrans) to develop new technologies over time, and upgrade their ships.” That should add some variety to the twenty-minute traipses between star systems

The next goal of development is to get a playable beta out into the hands of some of the Kickstarter backers. If you pledged $25 or above, you’ll soon be able to take it for a spin.

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5 Comments »

  1. ceriphim says:

    Do you need to be British to understand the first paragraph of the article? I read it twice and still have no idea what’s happening.

    • Premium User Badge Craig Pearson says:

      I am tortuously dragging you into the world of Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. I might have gone a bit too far in the ‘silly’ dept…

      • Adam Smith says:

        He’s also talking about his toilet habits. Uncouth, I say.

      • Shodex says:

        Reading the words “pop off for a plop” made me feel both confused and slightly melancholic, and reading it again didn’t help.

    • siegarettes says:

      I have to recalibrate a few times but I believe he is essentially using the average length of weird worlds and FTL as units of measurement for time in his daily life. Not unlike how we use a measurement system that has its roots in the the length of kings body parts in the states.