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Digital Eel giveaway

Plasmaworm, Big Box of Blox and Dr. Blob's Organism now downloadable for free.

News Release For Immediate Release

Hampstead, NC, 23 April 2008

Many years ago, at the dawning of the new century, a trio of industry veterans gathered together to form the ultimate independent triumvirate. Under the name Digital Eel they plotted to storm the digital world with games of wit, ingenuity, creativity, and a healthy dose of good ol' fashioned fun. Deep in the bowels of their sprawling Seattle Gamecommand (actual size may vary) they hammered away at the furnaces, carefully crafting their first game.

In 2001 Digital Eel unveiled the fruit of their labor and the world met Plasmaworm.  Now, in 2008, Digital Eel is making it available (along with two other classics from their award-winning library of titles) to gamers everywhere for FREE!

Plasmaworm is the fiendishly addictive arcade game of weird worms eating random probability eidolons in a tank of otherspatial plasma. Wait, what happens where? Fret not, it's a fairly straightforward game that can be enjoyed by gamers young and old alike.

One or two players (on the same computer, in either co-op or deathmatch mode) control a plasmaworm through twenty increasingly difficult levels of play. The worm starts off as tiny fellow, gliding merrily along in its pulsating plasma tank by your control, on the prowl for the eidolons that randomly spawn. Players then guide their plasmaworm to the eidolon, gobbling it up. With each probability snack the worm grows longer. The object of each level is to devour a certain number of objects without crashing into the walls, or yourself, which is usually easier said than done!

Plasmaworm also features several cool elements not often seen in Snake-style games, such as shooter elements in some of the levels, and an end game boss, the Plasmangler! While we wouldn't want to ruin the surprise of facing the Plasmangler, we will mention that it involves a tentacled beak, multi-layer destruction, and Plasmoidians. You can never have enough Plasmoidians in your game!

Plasmaworm provides gamers with the signature Digital Eel gameplay; easily enjoyed in quick bites, but just as readily enjoyed for hours at a time. Beguiling graphics and a hypnotic soundtrack will captivate gamers, while a high score list will push them to new limits. Plasmaworm even includes a full suite of editors that players can use to create new levels, unleash new plasma, and even craft their own soundtrack!

Plasmaworm is available for Windows and has very modest system requirements. Download the full game for FREE today at... wait! Digital Eel has even more games for your downloading pleasure.

Big Box of Blox can best be summed up as Tetris on acid. So crank up some Floyd and challenge yourself to game modes such as Flaming Peelout, Blok Atak, Groink, Mushroom King and Asylum Cubez. Enjoy mind-blowing visuals as only Digital Eel delivers as you smash and squish boxes with six different game variants, special blox, ten levels of difficulty while bopping along with eight far out music tracks.

Both Windows and Mac users can trip on the Big Box of Blox.

Are you a gamer sick of blowing away Nazis, terrorists, and aliens? Ever think there has to be something else to shoot at? Does Digital Eel have the game for you...

Dr. Blob's Organism, winner in not one, but two, IGF categories (2004 IGF Innovation In Audio and Innovation in Visual Art), is a game about shooting one-celled organisms in a petri dish. Think of it like the old arcade game Tempest, only with much squishier targets. Blast blobs over twenty levels, using ten different power-ups. Three difficulty levels, bonus levels, and five special blob abilities will keep you coming back for more protozoan destruction. Like you've come to expect from Digital Eel gameplay is easy to pick up but a challenge to master.

Dr. Blob's Organism is available for both Windows and Mac.

Download the trio of titles by stopping by Shrapnel Games and hitting up this link:


Digital Eel's critically acclaimed and award-winning electronic ludography includes Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, Dr. Blob's Organism, Big Box of Blox, and Weird

Worlds: Return to Infinite Space.

In the world of cardboard they have released a SAIS Diceland set, and coming soon from Shrapnel Games is their tactical starship combat board game set in the Weird Worlds universe, Eat Electric Death!

If the price of FREE is one that intrigues you, be sure to also check out winSPWW2, winSPMBT, and Conquest of Elysium II, all also available on the Shrapnel Games website. All are full featured games available for download at no cost to you, and without any strings attached.

winSPWW2 and winSPMBT represent the cream of the turn-based tactical wargame crop. Based on the classic Steel Panthers game, wargamers will find literally thousands of hours of gameplay with both titles, spanning nearly a century of combined arms warfare between the two. Conquest of Elysium II is a classic turn based fantasy game of conquest by Illwinter, the same folks behind the massively popular Dominions series.

For more information on any of these games please visit www.shrapnelgames.com.

Besides giving away games we also sell them, with an award-winning catalog spanning many genres. Our most recent release is Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, a Rogue- like action RPG that also happens to be fully moddable by anyone, no programming skills necessary! And just announced, coming soon to your PC: War Plan Pacific, the PTO game that lets you fight the entire conflict in a single evening!

For press related information please contact Scott R. Krol at: skrol@shrapnelgames.com

To visit our company blog go to www.shrapnelcommunity.com/blog/

For all other information, please contact:

Timothy W. Brooks

Shrapnel Games, Inc.

P.O. Box 488

Hampstead, NC 28443-0488



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