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Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity

IGF Audience Award votes encouraged.

Hampstead, NC, 16 March 2009

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity, Digital Eel's latest and greatest insidious plot to enslave all of mankind with their highly addictive game designs, has now been nominated in another award category with the Independent Games Festival. Besides being nominated in the Excellence in Audio category BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is now also featured on the IGF Audience Award ballot!

The great thing about the Audience Award ballot is the fact that as the name implies YOU the audience gets to vote and directly affect who ends up being the winner. BRAINPIPE: A Plunge of Unhumanity was one of the chosen few pulled from over two hundred plus entrants to be honored in the Audience Award category. Now it's up to you, faithful gamer, to push it to the top.

Voting for BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity isn't quite a one click affair like the game itself since you have to enter an email address, but it comes pretty close. In order to vote all you have to do is the following:

1. Click on over to the IGF's Audience Award page, found here.

2. From the dropdown menu choose BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity. You will note that it is the very first game and already appears as the selection when you get to the page. How cool is that? So even if you're lazy and you're tired of dropdown menus you can still vote for your favorite surreal endurance run game.

3. Enter your email address and with one click (just like the game!) send your vote sailing across the Intertubes.

Easy! No worries about some sort of complex registration scheme, or yet another password to remember, just a matter of one, two, three and you're done. There's absolutely no excuse not to vote!

Haven't played it? Head on over to the official product page at publisher Shrapnel Games and download the newly updated demo.

You'll also find more information about the game, and for those of you who already own the title there is a patch bringing your game up to 1.0.1 available for download. The patch corrects the joystick calibration bug which could result in an infinite loop while calibrating your 'stick.

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is available as an immediate direct download from Shrapnel Games for the low price of $14.95 and comes in either Windows or Mac flavor. Featuring ten levels of visual violation and a siren song soundtrack, BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is a dizzying race for a high score unlike any other game.

BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is up for an Excellence In Audio award at the 11th Annual Independent Games Festival, held in conjunction with the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco. The awards will be held on March 25th.

Recently iGame Radio interviewed Phosphoros, the artistic genius that lends his brilliance to all of Digital Eel's games and makes them stand out amongst the mundane that makes up so much of the gaming world. You can listen to his interview here.

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