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.
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Before we fell in love with FTL, we fell in love with all sorts of other things that involve spaceships and random encounters, because we’re the sort of chaps who crave excitement and reckon that spending your entire life on one planet is cowardly. Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is the second game I thought of when I first read about FTL – Space Alert was the first – and although most of the similarities don’t quite penetrate to the hull, the randomised galaxy, node-hopping and portion-sized play are common to both. Weird Worlds fits a coffee break rather than a lunch break and isn’t permeated with anxious doom, but it’s worth a look. Particularly for the next 85 hours when it is available at a price of your choosing at IndieGameStand.
Rather good fantasy multiplayer tower defence thing, Dungeon Defenders (Wot I Think), is at the heart of the May Indie Royale bundle. The minimum at the time of writing is £3.26, and for that you get Dungeon Defenders, Containment: The Zombie Puzzler, Data Jammers: FastForward, Brainpipe – A Plunge to Unhumanity, and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. Paying over $7 worth of cash gets you the musical bonus of this chiptune album.
Right. That’s all the bundle news for now. Unless anyone wants to launch one by surprise in the next few minutes? No? Another cup of tea then, I think.