Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a hybrid roguelike game of space exploration, adventure and starship combat.
User reviews: Mixed (245 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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"A roguelike space exploration game with real time combat, turn based movement and endless replay value. Like Master of Orion with roguelike elements."
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November 20

Weird Worlds Returns to Mac OS X!

The long awaited day has finally arrived. Digital Eel is pleased to announce that Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is available once again for the Mac. This release brings the Mac version up to date with the PC version, and it runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks or greater.

In celebration of this special event, Weird Worlds for Mac will be available on Steam at a 50% discount. Now everyone can return to Infinite Space, and we hope to see new explorers as well! Also, three Kawangi honks for Henry Kropf whose effort and TLC made this release possible. Thanks Henry!

Be sure to also check out the upcoming sequel to Weird Worlds, Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars. Sea of Stars is still in development, but the PC version is available in Early Access. Read the description and watch the teaser. We think you'll enjoy the new approach we're taking to Infinite Space!

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Reviews

"It's a game which, after playing, provokes the desire to have another game."
80 –
Eurogamer

"Makes a perfect gift for just about anyone who likes space and science fiction, even if they are not a hardcore gamer."
90 – Game Industry News

"In my opinion, no aspect of this title is lacking."
90 – Hooked Gamers

About This Game

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a hybrid roguelike game of space exploration, adventure and starship combat set within a peculiar as-yet-unvisited region of the galaxy known as the Purple Void. Each time you play the game, a new and different "instant space opera" is generated at random; from locations of stars and nebulae to plot-twisting quest events, nothing stays the same.


But unlike other games of its kind that go on for dozens of hours, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space plays to its conclusion in less than thirty minutes - it's the perfect lunch break game! Features also include a fully animated star map, a unique turn-based movement system, real-time starship battles, award-winning music and sound, and a robust battle simulator. Weird Worlds also has built-in support for community-created mods that can change anything and everything in the game!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Pentium II 600MHz
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Intel GMA 950
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:45 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Win7
    • Processor:Intel Core2 duo or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:NVidia GeForce 8 series or better
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:60 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:45 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:60 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
This is a coffee break game in the old-school sense of the phrase. It's a turn-based "board game", with play sessions lasting from ten to thirty minutes, depending on whether you die early or play to the end.

Basically, you pick a "class", which determines your starting gear and the value of given items (Military players will want to collect weapons and tech, Scientists will want samples of alien lifeforms with a secondary emphasis on tech, and Pirates will focus on "treasures", mostly consisting of otherwise useless sulptures and shiny things).

The endgame score is equal parts skill and luck. You'll need to figure out what does what, and you'll need to be lucky enough to find things to do the things that do things. (Hint: Smash the Timeless Bauble and type "Nova Cannon" or "Hyperdrive", depending on which you don't have yet.)

Every so often, the game board will spawn with one of three "Major" random events. To beat these, you'll need to either look up a game guide, or try your hand at trial and error.

By the time you've got things figured out, you'll really only be playing this game to try to beat your last score. This is the primary charm of the game. "Oh neat! I found this really valuable thing really early on in the game! I sure do feel lucky!". The parts of the game that require skill are equally emotionally-rewarding. "Wow! I can't believe I vapourised an entire Urluquai armada!"

For $10, you really can't go wrong for something that'll always be in your library whenever you need to kill ten minutes. Time is money, especially in this game.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Kids from 90's might recognise this game well. Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a sequel game from Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (SAIS) as far I could remember due to zorg race showing up at main screen and gameplay as well seems very familar yet lot of improvement for its predecessor.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Honestly I cannot really recommend this. The combat and exploration are both very shallow and there's no ultimate goal, besides just getting to a location before the game ends. Some of the visuals are nice and the alien races are interesting, but those are the only things I can say that I liked.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space falls somewhere between Civ 5 and FTL, incorporating diplomacy aspects and space battles. For the majority of the game, you will be flying to different star systems, picking up valuable items, specimens, ship parts, or ambassadors to bring back to your homeworld in the Glory system. The combat can be pretty interesting when you manage to get good upgrades and recruit multiple pilots for your flotilla, but it's usually best to avoid confrontation in the beginning.

Unfortunately, all of the events and alien races can be seen in about 20 playthroughs on the "long" setting, and the long setting itself seems too short. This game would be far better if it had much more content and even longer playtimes, and I can't help but feel it would be more fun to continue upgrading your ships and battling for much longer instead of having to return back to your planet.

If you like games that have some depth yet allow you to sit back and relax whileplaying, Weird Worlds might be right up your alley.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Eh.

This is a fun and cute little game but it just doesn't quite hit the mark.

It's fun for a while but it has major balance issues. I played on the easiest difficulty level and never won a battle, not a single one.

It's fun and clever and I'm glad I played it. But there just isn't enough there.
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44 of 82 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Had my towels stolen from my crew and got sucked into a black hole and stretched thin like spaghetti.
10/10 Would play again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I like that this game, when you start each time, is randomly generated. Already have played it for a couple of hours and it is still fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
It's a very good game, suit for coffee break if you go with mini map, but will take you a while for you to get all ending and special events... Strongly suggest it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Pretty nice little gem! I would give it 9/10 and bought it at full price! One game can last a maximum of one hour and is interesting every single time (especially when we add all the mods avaiable on the game's website). Totally recommended to all my working friends :)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A small enjoyable game for short gaming sessions. I have never won in combat so i avoid it now, and it makes no difference to the overall playability.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
It is horrible.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Well it’s not a bad game if you’ll get it for free in a bundle or sth. It’s short, easy, fun to kill time and to play from time to time, but If you want to play something with strategic background or just want a game that you will not leave for ever after 3 hours of playing it’s not for you. This game is not worth money. It has some nice ideas but it’s very repetitive and actually there is not much to do in it. Unfortunately Flash Trek: Broken Mirror is a lot better game than this one: it’s longer, more strategic, and you have more to do there (even building stations and start your own empire) and it’s free. Weird worlds is random, what is good but boring after a while because you have nothing to do here.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
It's to random, alot of the time you search 7 planets and don't even find a sheilding system but another run you can have the power of god and crush every thing, it's to random to be fun and ftl is a much better game. The game is to shallow to be fun, to random to be addiciting and overall i don't really like it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I feel like I'm just doing random stuff and I have no use in the game. You can change your ships parts, but the descriptions are pretty useless and there are no stats. Mechanics are not explained well. I want to like this game, but I don't.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Love it! Kinda like "Sunless Sea" in space.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
One of these games that you think it's ♥♥♥♥ty when looking at it.. but after playing it you findout that it's cool ! :D
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game is amazing,I'm having a hard time putting it down,
It takes a matter of seconds to learn the ins and outs of it .
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I've not played much, but from what I have played, yes it is interesting and can be fun, but I think it would not be worth $10. I got this for free via a giveaway but unless you can do the same or get it when it's really cheap on sale, I don't recommend it.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
It was difficult to understand at first but i got a hang of it later. Its fun nonetheless.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Really boring. Played it for like 10-15 mins and left. Igot it at a giveaway but if i had bought it i would say that this game isn´t worth the money.
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