Strange Adventures in Infinite Space
Strange Adventures In Infinite Space (SAIS) is a hybrid strategy/adventure computer game. It was 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.
Unlike "one time through" story games, SAIS sets up differently each time it is played. Stars, black holes, planets, nebulae, artifacts, alien patrols, gadgets, lifeforms and dozens of events and encounters are randomized for each game session. It is also very short. Game sessions typically last from 3 to 20 minutes, hence the game's tagline "Explore the galaxy in 20 minutes or less!"
As of November 11, 2005, the source code is freely available under the GNU GPL, though other game content besides the code is still proprietary. Since September 28, 2009, SAIS itself is available as freeware.
SAIS's sequel, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space features far more content and options, and is currently available for Windows and Mac.
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- "A Perfect Short Game" in Gamasutra, September 15, 2004
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- Developer's Official site
- Strange Adventures in Infinite Space at MobyGames
- Official Site at Cheapass Games (CD version publisher)
- Astraware (publisher of Pocket PC and PalmOS ports)
- Official Site at Manifesto Games (Online publisher)
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