Hampstead, NC, 12 March 2009
Digital Eel has just released a patch for their first person spatial toboggan run though the psyche, BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity. The patch, available for both Windows and Mac platforms, brings the full retail game to version 1.0.1 and corrects a joystick calibration error whereupon the calibration would get stuck in an infinite loop. So, anyone who wants to play BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity with a joystick should download the patch right away. Unless you enjoy the whole infinite loop calibration situation, maybe finding it soothing in an Eastern metaphysical kind of way, in which case don't download the patch and continue grooving to that infinite loop.
If you do not possess a joystick, or do have a joystick but prefer to use a different control scheme when playing BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity, the patch won't help you but you should still download it to be able to say that you have the latest and greatest version of the game installed. It's what the cool kids are doing.
The demo has also been updated to incorporate the fix, so if you're a joystick wielding demo player who hasn't gotten around to purchasing the full game yet be sure to download the demo again.
BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is the latest release from Digital Eel (Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, Dr. Blob's Organism, many others), and is published by Shrapnel Games. It is available for Windows and Mac operating systems for the low price of only $14.95 as a direct download.
BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity is a surreal arcade game subjecting the player to a complete aural and visual overload unlike any other game out there. Using simple one-click mechanics, BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity beckons the player to journey through a colorful tunnel of the mind on an expedition to unlock the secret of becoming more Unhuman than human. Race through ten ever increasing levels of difficulty (or start off at any of your choosing), racking up points and experiencing a dizzying array of sounds and colors.
To download the version 1.0.1 patch, the demo, or just learn more about the game please visit its official product page.
The Independent Games Festival has nominated BRAINPIPE: A Plunge to Unhumanity in the Excellence In Audio category. The awards will be held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 25th, which is right around the corner. If you're in Frisco attending the GDC be sure to get a body part or two autographed by the Eel.
Check out www.shrapnelgames.com for a complete listing of all the great independent games we publish. Besides a wide range of award winning titles spanning a number of genres you'll also find a nice selection of free games for your downloading pleasure. Currently in our tenth year of business, recent releases include Battle Group Commander, Episode One from ProSIM and War Plan Pacific from KE Studios.
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