Digital Eel

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Digital Eel
Founded 2001
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Products computer games
Website www.digital-eel.com

Digital Eel is a self-funded independent video game development team located in the Seattle, Washington area. Digital Eel is best known for its Infinite Space series of space roguelikes.

History[edit]

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).[1]

In April 2013, Digital Eel announced plans for the third installment of the Infinite Space series, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars, and turned to Kickstarter.com to crowdfund the project.[2] Funding was successful.[3]

Developers[edit]

  • Rich Carlson – design, sound, music and art
  • Iikka Keränen – design, code and art
  • Bill "Phosphorus" Sears (deceased) – artist, music and design
  • Henry Kropf – code, Mac expert

Games[edit]

  • Protagon (VR game, HTC Vive/Windows, 2017)
  • Infinite Space Battle Poker (card game, 2016)
  • Pairs: Infinite Space (card game, 2016)
  • Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars (Windows, Mac, 2015)
  • Eat Electric Death! (boardgame, 2013)
  • Infinite Space Explorers: X-1 Expansion (card game, 2012)
  • Infinite Space Explorers (card game, 2012)
  • Data Jammers: FastForward (Windows, Mac, 2011 & 2015)
  • Space Ludo (boardgame, 2009)
  • BrainPipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity (Windows, Mac & iPhone, 2008 & 2009)
  • Goblin Slayer (boardgame, 2008)
  • Soup du Jour (Windows & iPad, 2007 & 2011)
  • Eat Electric Death! (boardgame, 2007 but shelved by publisher)
  • Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space]] (Windows, Mac & iPad, 2005, 2006, 2011 & 2014)
  • Diceland Space: Terrans vs. Urluquai (setting, ship types & art, tabletop game, 2005)
  • Diceland Space: Garthans vs. Muktians (setting, ship types & art, tabletop game, 2005)
  • Mac OS X Boiler Plate Special (Mac, 2004)
  • Digital Eel's Big Box of Blox (Windows, Mac, handhelds, smartphones, 2003–2008)
  • Dr. Blob's Organism (Windows & Mac, 2003)
  • Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (Windows, Mac & handhelds, 2002)
  • Plasmaworm (Windows, July 17, 2001)

Reception[edit]

Digital Eel is best known for its Infinite Space series of space roguelikes, Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (2002), Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space (2005) and Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars (2015). Strange Adventures and Weird Worlds pioneered the space roguelike subgenre, inspiring later efforts like FTL: Faster Than Light.[4]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digital Eel - About Us". digital-eel.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Digital Eel Launches Kickstarter for Next Infinite Space Game". Game Politics. Archived from the original on April 25, 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars". Kickstarter. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "IGF awards 2013: FTL acceptance speech for Excellence in Design award". Game Developers Conference. March 28, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - Finalists & Winners". igf.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - 2006 Finalists & Winners". igf.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - 2006 Finalists & Winners". igf.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival - 2004 Finalists & Winners". igf.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 

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