Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a hybrid roguelike game of space exploration, adventure and starship combat.
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Mixed (422 reviews) - 59% of the 422 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

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February 2

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space now available for Linux!

We're happy to announce that you will now be able to run Weird Worlds on Steam natively under the Linux operating system! This makes Weird Worlds available on every OS supported by Steam. Many thanks to Matt Keller for creating the Linux port and to Henry Kropf for his help in making it happen!

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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
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:45 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    • Memory:1024MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:60 MB HD space
    • Sound:16-bit stereo sound
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Mixed (422 reviews)
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DrFetid
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
One of the coolest and weirdest, ironically, adventures I've played.
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Intel Core 2 Duo
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
when i first got this game i honestly didnt like it. But now that i iknow what it is and how to play it i very much enjoy it. to me this is a coffee break rougelite game. that is it isnt meant to have deep or long lasting gameplay. the idea is that each game is short, and the randomized nature of the map means that each time you play you get a short and unique experience out of it. this makes it perfect for wasting a few minutes time, or you can keep playing game after game to waste even more time. but saying waste time may not be the most accurate way to describe it because this is a fun and very much entertaining little game.

the only downside i can think of is that the combat is very difficult unless you are prepared for it, so dont expect to blow up many enemy ships the first few times you play.
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The Bandit of War
( 40.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
The game is good, but it can be difficult. The enemies can be nearly impossible to beat unless you find the rarer, but more powerful, weaponry in the game, and the random events can turn what seemed like a good round into a game over swifter than you can say: "The hell just killed me!?"

However, if you're looking for a game that's got hours of replayability with rounds that don't last for hours, with easy to understand controls and gameplay, and intriging events, randomized maps, and a good degree of exploration and challenging encounters, this is the game for you!

Just... Beware of the Vent Mother.
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crainorama
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I'm obviously missing something about this game given all the great reviews - it just doesn't do it for me.

There's a lot to love about it. It's quirky, and as everyone notes, a quick play to fill some time.

That said - after a handful of play throughs, there just isn't any meat here to chew on. I tried a couple short games to get the hang of it, but you can't built your ship up enough to withstand any battles, and the game is over so quickly, you better not stray too far or you'll never make it back to base in time.

Playing longer games was a more enjoyable experience. Here too though, I found it very hard to survive virtually any combat encounter.

Other than combat, all there really is, is going to each planet and putting whatever "thing" you find there in cargo, every once in a while trading with a wandering store - presumable trading up for more points at end game. Then even at end game, there's no winning in the classic sense, just a final tally of your credits based on what you found minus what you owe.

That's pretty much it unless I'm missing something. I generally like quick time fillers, and I love quirky games, but I just can't find a way to like this one. I don't regret the couple bucks to play it a while, but I doubt it will get much replay from me.
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low ranker
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
its the study of topology and functional analysis under the nth infinite vector space
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q.dieter
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
This game is not worth a Cent. Nothing is explained. There is a time preasure without any reason. Your ship will get killed in every fight and you can restart everything.

A lot of nice things could be done with this game if anyone would build it further...
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CycloneXL
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
This game is a lot of fun despite the small size . A warning : this game is heavy based on luck

above anything else so doesn't really matter how much you know if you get screwed by RNG

GOD .

Also Rogue Freebooter is pretty ;)
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e1nh4nd3r
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
After some initial problems running the game due to an unknown OSX bug, this game REALLY comes into its own. It's super-fun, easy-to-grok, and fantastically-well-made. Kind of wish there were an iOS or Android port of the game as it seems like it'd be a great way to pass the time on a short train-ride. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the DOS game "Starship".
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Naka
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Weird game wtf...
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Mentalcaz
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Ok this is way more fun that it has any right to be. Luck plays into your runs alot but it is still stupidly fun and good way to take a short break
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gnat
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
100+ hours in original pre-steam version. Recent Linux support = AWESOME.

Infinite Space 3 's UI is not as polished as this but is far more hardcore, difficult, and has extra content.
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Dr. Nakisey
( 51.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Yeah it's okay.





I guess.
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Dainoko
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 16
Worst game I ever played... Please give me my money back ! I have played 16 minutes and I regret it !
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caesar
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15
This game could be awesome in phone to play when you're bored but as in tabletop gaming feels hollow and there's just so many better games to play. Weird Worlds basically plays out like a cardboard game where you move from a location to another and something happens that may lead to you getting new items with different effect (i.e. battlewise or to aid moving) or you might encounter hostile lifeforms and battle breaks out.

I'm not a scifi-person myself but I enjoy my roguelites but this was more the first one and less the last one.
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Asuna
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
It is a fun little game with lower graphics. The gameplay is great!
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Houndood
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
just not for me
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blastersG
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
It's not a bad update to the original game, since it adds more planets, more random scenarios, ships, options to do its just i would've changed a few things in terms of design. First of all the annoyingly looping radio contact noises you hear in the bg dont add anything to the experience so you could've added an option to turn that off. Also the camera is insanely too close to the ship feeling claustrophobic oddly in space and that you dont see what's ahead of you which was the allure of the first game.

Also on that note, the original game is freeware whereas this costs 5 bucks or less depending on a sale, so if your a cheapskate or want to try out this series id reccommend the first over this, and really id only reccommend this to the biggest fans of the original. Hopefully the next one irons out some of the weirdness but not all of it
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GanGiDoo
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
GanGiDoo DISAPPROVED !!
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Pipeweed
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
Pretty fun game about exploring a galaxy, hoarding artifacts and building a fleet that gets smashed to pieces in rtwp skirmishes, has enough content for a few replays. Also, 38mb in size means one is left with the smug satisfaction of having had fun with such lightweight software.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
when i first got this game i honestly didnt like it. But now that i iknow what it is and how to play it i very much enjoy it. to me this is a coffee break rougelite game. that is it isnt meant to have deep or long lasting gameplay. the idea is that each game is short, and the randomized nature of the map means that each time you play you get a short and unique experience out of it. this makes it perfect for wasting a few minutes time, or you can keep playing game after game to waste even more time. but saying waste time may not be the most accurate way to describe it because this is a fun and very much entertaining little game.

the only downside i can think of is that the combat is very difficult unless you are prepared for it, so dont expect to blow up many enemy ships the first few times you play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
After some initial problems running the game due to an unknown OSX bug, this game REALLY comes into its own. It's super-fun, easy-to-grok, and fantastically-well-made. Kind of wish there were an iOS or Android port of the game as it seems like it'd be a great way to pass the time on a short train-ride. Highly recommended if you're a fan of the DOS game "Starship".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
The game is good, but it can be difficult. The enemies can be nearly impossible to beat unless you find the rarer, but more powerful, weaponry in the game, and the random events can turn what seemed like a good round into a game over swifter than you can say: "The hell just killed me!?"

However, if you're looking for a game that's got hours of replayability with rounds that don't last for hours, with easy to understand controls and gameplay, and intriging events, randomized maps, and a good degree of exploration and challenging encounters, this is the game for you!

Just... Beware of the Vent Mother.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
This game is a lot of fun despite the small size . A warning : this game is heavy based on luck

above anything else so doesn't really matter how much you know if you get screwed by RNG

GOD .

Also Rogue Freebooter is pretty ;)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Pretty fun game about exploring a galaxy, hoarding artifacts and building a fleet that gets smashed to pieces in rtwp skirmishes, has enough content for a few replays. Also, 38mb in size means one is left with the smug satisfaction of having had fun with such lightweight software.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Fast 'n' Easy!

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is the second part of a series of games.

If you have to describe it with only one paragraph you could say: "It's a Starflight, or Star Controll II light game, with a lot of humorous and casual gameplay."

Actually it's really a casual game, it has permadeath functionality and you will gain scores depending on the in game achievements your captain might gather.

It is fun, if you want to play a short game with some nice flavourtexts about hellworlds, aliens and such notions like... "Don't point that on my planet!"

Pros:
  • Fast and easy casual game.
  • Just a lot of funny stuff to read, do or happen.
Cons:
  • Can actually be too shallow.
  • Battles are, well quite automatic...

Recommended, but read below!

This game actually can be a lot of fun, as long as you keep in mind that it's a game for in between. A game for small breaks, or if you wait for another session going on...

But if you play this game in a more lasting way, you will soon learn that it get's repetitive, boring and shallow.

So this game is recommendable to people who are on the lookout for a fast speed session, maybe between two raids, or when waiting for the pizza delivery or the doctor after you actually ate the pizza...

Oh, by the way - no aliens were harmed during the test!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
100+ hours in original pre-steam version. Recent Linux support = AWESOME.

Infinite Space 3 's UI is not as polished as this but is far more hardcore, difficult, and has extra content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
It's not a bad update to the original game, since it adds more planets, more random scenarios, ships, options to do its just i would've changed a few things in terms of design. First of all the annoyingly looping radio contact noises you hear in the bg dont add anything to the experience so you could've added an option to turn that off. Also the camera is insanely too close to the ship feeling claustrophobic oddly in space and that you dont see what's ahead of you which was the allure of the first game.

Also on that note, the original game is freeware whereas this costs 5 bucks or less depending on a sale, so if your a cheapskate or want to try out this series id reccommend the first over this, and really id only reccommend this to the biggest fans of the original. Hopefully the next one irons out some of the weirdness but not all of it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Ok this is way more fun that it has any right to be. Luck plays into your runs alot but it is still stupidly fun and good way to take a short break
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73 of 85 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
I have heard this game (favouribly) being compared broadly as a kind of 'space solitaire' game. But it doesn't look or even at first blush play like solitaire, so I want to explain why the analogy works for me:

In solitaire, you have the same 52 cards, arranged in such a way that their order is different, so sometimes you might get snuffed out early by an unlucky deal, and sometimes you might fly through for victory - you don't really mind which, because games don't take long so the stakes never feel so high that you'll never play it again.

Weird Worlds shares some of this in common. The star system is filled with mostly the same items and hazards, but the order you encounter them switches out, so in one play through you might have exactly the item you need to best deal with an encounter, and another time you might not.

This means that a lot of it is luck based, but half the fun is replaying the game and seeing where luck will take your exploration of the galaxy this time.

That's not to say it's all luck - fitting out your ships with the best gear takes a bit of decision making, and it's possible to learn the function of special objects to understand whether they're worthless and tradable, or could come in handy. Plus the real time combat segments are basic, but reward people who avoid combat before becoming sufficiently tooled up.

Occasionally, too, the game likes to switch things up by layering a 'meta' plot, usually difficult to resolve, above the usual exploration. Some sort of crisis which the player must solve in order to score a 'win.' These are rare, but always welcome.

Like Solitaire, this is an ideal game to kill a short space of time with, but better than solitaire, it rewards repeat play with just a modicum of depth to be discovered beneath the surface.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
A perfect 'time waster' game if you need to play something for a few minutes. It's essentially a rogue-like with some strategic elements where you find artifacts/lifeforms to take back home (for money), weapons/shields/etc to outfit your ship (and any allies you may acquire) with, and battle with hostile races. Will you return home in time to reap the rewards and retire, or will you end up as space dust in a battle gone horribly wrong?
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74 of 111 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
As much as I want to like this game I can't. I enjoy the space opera, exploring, seeing new things but htis game just doesn't scratch that itch. Here's a brief breakdown.

PROS:
1) it's a short and sweet game. Want to blow a little time? Here you go
2) Easy to pick up, easy to 'master'
3) There's fun to be had! Explore space, meet new things, see how you do.

CONS:
1) It's -short-, as in after less than 3 hours I'm seeing nothing but repeats of things I've seen 3-4 times already
2) Combat is rather dull and straightforward, rarely get any chance to try any tactics
3) perhaps too easy to pick up and to master, I don't feel like there's anything below the surface I scratched 3 hrs in
4) Far too much of your score and your game seems entirely dependant on the RNG at universe creation

All in all I wouldn't reccomend it. I'd been watching it for a while and it looked up my alley but despite getting it with another bundle (so there's no buyer's regret, I bought the bundle for a different game) I'm still rather disappointed with how this turned out. I hope the creators go on to make a more interesting, expansive 'infinite space' type game.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Weird Worlds: Return to infinite space
9/10 on PC with Steam

A delightful Rogue-like 2D space exploration adventure; upgrade your ship, collect artifacts, battle alien races, and finish in 30 minutes ! Play this game if you want to level up your procrastination badge.

While ‘The Binding of Isaac’ is pressure-inducing, morally complex, and fast paced with severe depth, ‘Weird Worlds: The Return to infinite space’ is relaxing, gentle and well circumscribed, the perfect depth for what is promised; a Short break time game permitting escape from the dull beat of the work drum.

Do not read a single FAQ for this game - just enjoy exploring through trial and error. Player skill is increased through successive rounds. Random elements are introduced as the game progresses, so playing the 30 minute version is more interesting than the 20 or 10 minute versions. I wish there was a 60 minute version XD

Negative comments by others include that random generation may produce unfavorable layouts of the universe. The flip side is that at some point your knowledge and experience can negate the random effects and create advantages.

All you need to know:
1. Explore more of the universe by upgrading the FTL drives and navigation computer and avoid getting sucked into a blackhole.
2. Be a space pirate. Upgrade your weapons and thrusters and hire mercenaries.
3. Trade. Alien races will keep you guessing and are the gateway to mercantile opportunities. Trade is organized to facilitate the game and wealth accrual is secondary.
4. Comparing items (thrusters, shields ect) is straightforward and comes down to the coin values (1-5).
5. Experimenting with bizarre artifacts will uncover favorable secrets.

Play this game if you want space exploration with modest effort into depth and prefer short 30 minute conclusions, or

Play this game if you have never played a rogue-like; it is the perfect gentle introduction to the rogue-like genre in a 2D Space exploration format.

Nov 2015

PS The spiritual and logical successor to this game - Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars - was just released a month ago…. I have got to pick this up http://store.steampowered.com/app/269990/
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2014
Of all the rogue games i have played lately this one is my favorite for quick gaming sessions. Games literaly last from a few minutes to 30min tops.

It has a hideous learning curve in the beginning which pretty much ensures this game will never be a big hit. (i really do recommend reading a few FAQs about what items do and how game mechanics works - learning combat by trial and error is somewhat troublesome)

Try to do some exploration games first where you just try to stay alive and retire with a decent score. Once you learn the ropes go for larger maps and more combat. The feeling of beating fights that was plain impossible awhile ago is just really incredible.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2015
Not half bad for a FTL-like game but the combat isn't any fun. Not half bad though.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
I find that this game is absolutely brilliant. If you like ftl but are more inclined towards controlling more than one ship at one time, this is a must play. In this game you are given a certain amount of time that you can use. Each journey (to a different solar system) takes a certain amount of time. You have to get as many points before this time ends by getting more ships, getting artifacts, etc.

pros:
- Fun, addictive gameplay
- Easy to learn, hard to master
- Variety of weapons, thrusters, drives and other systems.
- Tense combat, as you know you might explode any second because of a secret cloaked enemy :D
- Simulation mode (basically sandbox), this is where you can choose any ships from any race and make them fight eachother.

Cons:
- Lots of text, if you don't like reading this is not for you.
- Ends too quickly, you lose points if you go past the timer.
- Some elements of the game are quite confusing to new players (This is why I reccomend not skipping the tutorial like I did)

Although I recommend this game. I don't recommend buying it. I got it in a giveway.
Story 2/5
Gameplay 4/5
Playtime 1/5
Fun 5/5
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
This game combines all the exploration fun of the original Star Trek with the quirkiness of early science fiction pulp stories in a game that plays about as fast as solitaire. Like solitaire, it will take you a little while to figure out a strategy, then you'll play several games back-to-back. Very fun!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
So, i'd like to kick this off by pronouncing my love to Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space. The concept is simple, but is very addictive as you scour the galaxy with your ragtag fleet of ships, destroying all in your way! Or, picking up a 4th dimensional piece of space-art to sell at the space-market.

So, the game boils down to this: You're given a set amount of in-game months to explor the universe, returning to the earth-equivelant to get a score. The score is based on the events you've seen, planets visited, people, cargo, battles, and ships. These are all tracked against your playthroughs. This creates a very compelling environment, seeing as one playthrough can be completed in the time it would take to eat a sandwich and chips.

The bulk of the game is spent exploring the galaxy, divided into segments that are color coded. Each planet can have one of a few things. As you travel from planet to planet, in-game months will pass. The exploration is fun, due to the game's sense of humor and cartoon art style, and it's a joy etting high tier items.

The combat isn't the game's strong point. Depending on the planet you visit, you may choose to engage in battle. Your ships and their equipment are displayed against the enemy forces. You have to individually turn ships to make their weapons point the right direction, and command your ships to more or halt or escort. It's not horrible, but it's certainly annoying having a ship destroyed just because you didn't turn it correctly.

Overall, i'd really reccomend this game. It's an underated classic that is well worth the price of admission, if you can stand the occasional annoyance.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
Short Overview

[---] Weird Worlds is a space exploring rogue-like game.The main objective in the game depends on which of the three ships you select: Science,Pirate, and Terran.Each with their own primary & secondary objectives ranging from collecting relics,weapons,creatures, to making 1st contact with sentient life.You get 1 starting ship & have free roam to explore anywhere you want.Hazards,planets to explore(main way you get things), and battles to wage you can look forward to.Trading & hiring ships are present ,but only if they are not hostile.You have a time frame to complete set tasks, fail to do so an the amount of income you will recieve will be reduced by your bill.The profits you made are will define your score when you complete the game via retiring your ship.

[---] Battles in the game are handled via a top down space ship shooter fashion in which you can only control the direction your ship moves in.The various weapons,sub systems and fleet formations keep the battles challenging.Ship upgrading is as simple as finding or trading for set item and equipping them to the slot that can house them.

[---] The game has a decent amount of lore for those who like background info.Outside of the main game there is a simulation mode which is a skirmish battle mode.In this you can battle against any of the alien races and their ships.The UI is smooth and the graphics are easy on the eyes no rough around the edges. Its a short and sweet game good for 5 minute plays allow for multiple plays within a 30min-1hr period but still challenging enough to keep you coming back for more.

Pick it up for a buck,buy it full price, or buy it in a bundle.Either way worth if for a quicky.
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