Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Heading for iPad

By on Dec 31, 2010 at 6:01 am

Astraware has announced the award winning space-exploration PC and Mac game is coming soon to the iPad. We shouldn’t expect an iPhone version however due to the text-heavy nature of the title:

It’s going to be a great New Year for fans of Digital Eel’s award-winning space adventure game Weird Worlds – we’re bringing it to iPad in January.

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is available for Mac & PC and we’ve partnered with Digital Eel to bring their game to the iPad.

As you’ll see from the screenshots, the game includes a lot of text, so isn’t well suited to iPhone and iPod touch, but it plays great on the iPad.

We’ll be back soon with a video of the iPad version, but if you want to check out the PC/Mac demo in the meantime, here’s a link

 

Weird Worlds: Infinite Space is a sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space and the gameplay revolves around taking part in space exploration missions designed over a set time frame — or in the game world of 10-30 years. This Eurogamer review, of the PC version, explains it further:

“In this space-strategy exploration game, the sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, you’re placed as commander of an interplanetary vessel with a ten to thirty year mission to explore the nearby galaxy. Heading off, you move from system to system, seeing what’s out there and being terribly Captain Kirk. Half an hour later, at most, the clock has ticked down and you either return to your home planet or you’ve perished in one of the systems of deep space. In other words, it’s a short-form game. Is there a save? I honestly don’t know. I’ve never checked, and it’s beside the point.”

The review goes into the game’s very addicting nature; that should be a perfect fit for on-the-go gamers with an iPad:

“The problem here is that it isn’t a game which, after playing, provokes the desire to rhapsodize in text. It’s a game which, after playing, provokes the desire to have another game … Oh – a final testimonial to Weird Worlds strengths: as of 1am on December 22nd, I haven’t done any Christmas shopping yet. When my aggrieved girlfriend, family and friends come at me with the communal axe, I’m blaming this.”

[TouchArcade]

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