BRAINPIPE Earns An Ernie!

Hampstead, NC, 29 April 2009

What's better than winning an award for best audio? Winning two awards!

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity, the most recent release from well known indie masters Digital Eel, has earned itself an Ernie for best in game audio from Bytten! If you're not familiar with the Ernies we'll let Bytten explain them to you:

"The Bytten Ernie awards reward independent games that stand out of the crowd. Our resident reviewers, Andrew Williams and Steve Blanch, have selected a number of games that they have played in the past twelve months, choosing games that excel in a particular area or games that show originality and deserve recognition."

Bytten ( http://www.bytten.com/index.php) is one of the oldest gaming sites specializing in independent gaming news and reviews. We're sure Digital Eel is quite honored to receive recognition from Bytten.

Here's a snippet of what Bytten contributor Steve Blanch had to say in awarding BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity its Ernie:

"Brainpipe is noteworthy as a game not only because of the degree to which the player interprets and utilises the in-game audio during play, but also the quality of the audio itself, which is excellent."

Read his full comments here.

Of course if you missed the big news last month Digital Eel also took home the Excellence In Audio award at the 11th Annual Independent Games Festival held at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco. This makes the second win in that category for Rich Carlson, Iikka Keranen, and artist Phosphoros, who also won in 2006 for Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space.

The award winning BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is published by Shrapnel Games and is waiting for you to head on over to our online store, the Gamers Front, to purchase. At only $14.95 can't you hear it calling to you?

For less than the price of dinner for two, a tank of gas, or two hundred and twenty seven feet of velcro, you can experience mind altering and pysche shattering gameplay either on Windows or Mac, purchasable as a download. Dare you traverse ten levels of ever increasing difficulty as you meander through a colorful subconscious? Can your will trump your desire as you embrace the glyphs on your path to enlightenment?

Transform today! Follow the official product page to purchase digital tranquility or to immerse yourself in the official demo. You can find both the purchase link and the demo here.

If you only buy one award winning game of audio triumph featuring fantastically trippy one button arcade action this year make sure it's BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity!

For more great gaming be sure to stop by www.ShrapnelGames.com where you'll find our complete catalog of great titles. From real time military grade command simulations to air traffic control gaming to gods and monsters, Shrapnel Games is home to a diverse selection of titles that will all please the gamer looking for intelligent additions to his or her collection. We even have a robust selection of freeware titles that will provide you with long hours of enjoyment. Now in our tenth year be sure to make Shrapnel Games your first stop when looking for independent games of distinction.

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