Hampstead, NC, 23 February 2009
No longer do Mac users have to look to their PC brothers in envy when it comes to Digital Eel's latest game, BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity. Originally released in December for Windows it is now also available on the Mac, at the same low price of only $14.95 and available for immediate download through the Shrapnel Games online store, the Gamers Front.
BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is a game of international intrigue, exotic romance, and an ostrich named Gwen. Okay, it's none of those things. In actuality BRAINPIPE is a hypnotic (some might even say mesmerizing, but since mesmerizing and hypnotic mean the same thing why not just call it hypnotic?) journey through the subconscious which leads to either transcending the human race or abject failure. It's also a computer game. But not a blender.
In BRAINPIPE the player, which would be you once you have purchased the game, maneuvers through a ever-shifting kaleidoscope tunnel using a one-click interface while attempting to collect glowing glyphs and avoiding the savage obstacles that threaten your very sanity. Blast down the tunnel, amassing a score that will impress friends and co-workers. In many ways BRAINPIPE feels like a classic arcade game as seen through the Digital Eel lens; easy controls, addictive gameplay, and the siren song of the high score table.
BRAINPIPE has already been recognized by many fine folks around the world. Bob Mandel of The Adrenaline Vault has it as one of his top casual games of 2008, calling its gameplay "addictive". He also says, "You get sucked into the mesmerizing setting immediately, and you will not want to blink or turn away for even an instant." He could have used hypnotic setting, too, ya know.
Joseph Vanburen awarded BRAINPIPE 4 out of 5 err, balls, and feels the game is "...a testament to Digital Eel's sense of pushing the envelope in game design and content." Play This Thing!'s 99th also thinks that Digital Eel "...outdid themselves" with the game.
But wait, there's more! The Academy Awards of the independent gaming world, the Independent Games Festival, has nominated BRAINPIPE in the Excellence In Audio category. The awards will happen on March 25th at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Last time Digital Eel was up for the award they won for Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. Will they do it again?
To check out all the features of BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity, download a demo, and purchase the game please visit its official product page.
You can also find a nifty gameplay video on the BRAINPIPE forum.
BRAINPIPE:A Plunge to Unhumanity is available as a download for Mac and Windows, priced at a steal of $14.95, through publisher Shrapnel Games.
For more information on other titles by Digital Eel published by Shrapnel Games, or to browse our catalog of award-winning strategy and niche titles from other developers, please visit us at www.shrapnelgames.com, currently celebrating a decade in business. Our latest releases include the real time simulation title Battle Group Commander, Episode One by ProSIM and War Plan Pacific from KE Studios.
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