Download Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

More than 29300 old games to download for free!

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

Windows - 2002

Also available on: Mac

Alt name SAIS
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in United States (2002)
Worldwide (2009)
Worldwide (2020)
Genre Strategy
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Space Flight
Publisher Cheapass Games, Digital Eel
Developer Digital Eel
Perspective Top-Down
4.89 / 5 - 9 votes

Description of Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

Read Full Description

Digital Eel's Strange Adventures in Infinite Space is an incredibly addictive space exploration game that plays like a cross between a board game and Star Control.

The game is best described as the condensed version of Star Control: imagine the same sense of humour you have come to know and love in Accolade's classic, minus the grand plot, mix with more intergalactic business savvy, and you'll have a good idea of what SAIS is all about. As a space explorer, your objective, in the game's official words, is simple: "explore exotic star systems; seek out new technologies, artefacts and lifeforms; boldly blow up stuff where no one has has blown up stuff before!"

You basically explore the gameworld, interact with aliens you encounter (some of whom are hostile), and barter with goods in your cargo. You gain money for accomplishing tasks in your mission, such as capturing lifeforms, finding alien artefacts, or finding habitable planets. The game is timed in a sense that everything you do, e.g. travelling to different planets, repairing your ships, and engaging in ship-to-ship combat, takes a certain amount of game time.

One of the best things about SAIS (and there are many of them) is the fun ship-to-ship combat model. The weapons and ship designs are not as inventive as what you get in the melee mode of Star Control 2, but the action is no less fun. The action is fast, fluid, and full of spectacular weapon effects. At first I was a bit annoyed when seeing ships pass through one another, until Rich kindly told me that space is 3D, so those ships actually pass under each other :P With excellent graphics, top-notch gameplay, and even a rocking soundtrack (although I like the ones in Plasmaworm more), SAIS is one of the best space exploration games you'll ever play.

Although it's quite short (each game takes only 10-20 minutes to complete), randomization guarantees infinite replayability, and the game is so addictive you won't even miss the save feature. The short length makes SAIS ideal for a quick round during coffee breaks. Be careful, though -- given the game's extremely high "just one more game" quotient, you might have too much fun playing the game to notice when your break is over. Here's hoping for more titles from Digital Eel... hopefully with boss key built in so it will be less risky to play their games at work ;)

The full version, which costs only $15, features over 20 ship types, 69 artefacts and ship components, 7 unique alien races, and much more. Try out the demo today to find out what Star Control 3 really should have been, but wasn't. Two thumbs up, and a proud entrant into our Hall of Belated Fame.

Review By HOTUD

External links

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

JAY DEE 2014-10-22 1 point Mac version

wheres the pc version?

Write a comment

Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Strange Adventures in Infinite Space (Windows), read the abandonware guide first!


Download Strange Adventures in Infinite Space

We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentation when possible. If you have additional files to contribute or have the game in another language, please contact us!

Windows Version

Mac Version

Similar games

Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games:

Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the Princess abandonware
Hi-Res Adventure #2: The Wizard and the PrincessDOS, C64, Atari 8-bit, Apple II, FM-7, PC-881982
Championship Manager: Season 00/01 abandonware
Championship Manager: Season 00/01Win, Mac2000
Championship Manager: Season 03/04 abandonware
Championship Manager: Season 03/04Win2003
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second Scenario abandonware
Wizardry: Knight of Diamonds - The Second ScenarioDOS, C64, Apple II, FM-7, PC-88, PC-981987
Championship Manager: Season 97/98 abandonware
Championship Manager: Season 97/98DOS1997
Spaceward Ho! abandonware
Spaceward Ho!DOS, Win 3.x, Amiga1992

Ad Consent Terms About Contact FAQ Useful links Contribute Taking screenshots How to play

MyAbandonware utopiaweb