Astraware and Digital Eel Beam Down Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

Astraware and Digital Eel Beam Down Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND – June 7th, 2004 – Astraware today announces the release of their first conversion of a Digital Eel title, the highly anticipated Strange Adventures in Infinite Space for Palm OS® and Pocket PC.

Originally released for PC, the cult classic Strange Adventures in Infinite Space was an Independent Games Festival Finalist and has spawned multiple fan sites. Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (or SAIS) puts the player at the helm of a deep space exploration vessel at the edge of the infamous Purple Void. The game consists of short (between 5-20 minutes) mini adventures of which no two are ever the same. Infinite possibilities arise from randomly generated star maps consisting of 21 different ship types, over 60 different weapons, drives, shields, gadgets and artefacts, 18 alien lifeforms and 17 different planets and star types.

“Strange Adventures really captures the essence of the perfect mobile game – since you can play an entire game in just a quarter of an hour, and everything is easy to control with simple screen taps.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Of course, limiting yourself to just one game may be a challenge…”

In porting Strange Adventures in Infinite Space to Palm OS® and Pocket PC, Astraware have modified its core technology to include their most efficient graphics compression system to date. Allowing a wider array of graphics to be included yet with quicker load times. The scale and rotate feature allows for greater sprite dynamics than ever before and screen rescaling will keep them looking sharp on any alien angle you might discover. All this coupled with the new stereo version of the Aurora Audio Engine, makes Strange Adventures in Infinite Space Astraware’s most feature packed release so far.

“I found the graphics and sound to be wonderful and the game play sufficiently challenging that I plan on keeping it on my PDA for a while to come.” said David Eaton, reviewer for PDArcade, PDA247, and Tapland.

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is available for Palm OS® and Pocket PC based devices at Astraware?s website, www.astraware.com, priced at $19.95.

About Astraware Limited

Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for mobile devices, including the popular Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled game was named as the Best Handheld Game for 2001 by Handheld Computing Magazine and Handango?s Game of the Year 2003. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 10 million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Marketing Coordinator, Paul Arena at paul@astraware.com, or visit http://www.astraware.com.

Astraware Breathes New Life and Looks in to an Old Classic to Bring Out Tantric.

Astraware Breathes New Life and Looks in to an Old Classic to Bring Out Tantric.

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND – June 7th, 2004 – Astraware today announces the launch of Tantric for Palm OS® and Pocket PC. Tantric, formally known as Abysma has earned itself the hall of fame treatment and been given beautiful new graphics and sounds.

Tantric has players frantically arranging different shapes in a top down fashion to avoid leaving gaps for the impeding power sapping bar. Those people with a natural flair for efficient suitcase packing or arranging large furniture in a small room will take to Tantric like a fish to water.
The gameplay has been likened by one journalist to filling a car trunk while someone is slowing trying to shut it.

  • Dazzling graphics
  • Shadow effects
  • Ultra addictive game
  • Palm port of the popular web game
  • ‘Tap to drop’ or ‘Drag and drop’ interface
  • Colour and Greyscale support
  • Unlimited number of levels
  • Separate high score tables for each mode of play
  • Stereo sound effects throughout the game
  • Musical soundtrack
  • Built in help and instructions to keep you going

“This game is all about focus and reaching a higher state of awareness – hence the new name! The option of the new music and sound effects adds a new level to the game and the rich new colours captivate first time viewers.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware.

Tantric is available for Palm OS® and Pocket PC based devices at Astraware?s website, www.astraware.com, priced at $17.95.

About Astraware Limited

Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for mobile devices, including the popular Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled game was named as the Best Handheld Game for 2001 by Handheld Computing Magazine and Handango?s Game of the Year 2003. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 10 million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Marketing Coordinator, Paul Arena at paul@astraware.com, or visit http://www.astraware.com.