Digital Eel Takes Home The Excellence In Audio Award At The IGF!

BRAINPIPE's Awesome Audio Recognized!

Hampstead, NC, 30 March 2009

Congratulations to Rich Carlson, Iikka Keranen, and Phosphoros (collectively making up that extraordinary independent game developer Digital Eel), who just nabbed top honors in the Excellence In Audio category at the 11th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards for BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity! Somewhere Jonathan Winters is smiling.

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity uses the brand new Eelmix technology to deliver a transcendental audio experience that transfixes, hypnotizes, and gently massages the listener. It's so good that it should win an award or two. And it has. You didn't skip over the first paragraph, did you?

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is the latest game from Digital Eel. Published by Shrapnel Games and available as an immediate download for both Windows and Mac at the recession friendly price of $14.95, it is the very best endurance run game involving glowing glyphs thatyou'll ever play. Race through electric tunnels of cascading colors using a one click control scheme collecting glyphs while avoiding a multitude of dangers. Face ten levels of difficulty on your way to becoming something more than human. A higher being? An immortal? A talking piece of luggage? Play the game and find out for yourself!

Besides being recognized by the IGF Awards BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity has been hailed far and wide for its innovative and addictive gameplay. Bob Mandel of the Adrenaline Vault said of it: "You get sucked into the mesmerizing setting immediately, and you will not want to blink or turn away for even an instant." Not only that, he considered it one of the top casual games of 2008. Eric Bailey feels "It is a gem in its appearance, a virtuoso of sensory delight..." while Joseph Vanburen thinks the game is "...a testament to Digital Eel's sense of pushing the envelope in game design and content."

If you have yet to have experienced the joy of being uplifted by this wonderful piece of software please download the demo today! Grab it from its official product page.

We'd like to remind those already in possession of the full product that Digital Eel recently released a patch bringing the retail version to 1.01. The patch corrects a joystick calibration bug and can be downloaded from the product page.

Please visit www.shrapnelgames.com for our complete catalog of superior games of strategy and quirkiness, being delivered for the tenth straight year. Besides BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity you can also find from Digital Eel their other IGF winning (also in audio) game, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space and their complete freeware catalog. Our latest releases includes War Plan Pacific from KE Studios and the first episode of Battle Group Commander from ProSIM, while latest patches include ones for WinSPMBT and Dominions 3: The Awakening.

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