Well, THIS came out of nowhere. I’d heard of Spaceforce Constellations a while back, but then there was no news about it for ages. Then, POOF, it appeared on Steam today for $7.99. I, of course, snagged it — I mean, that was cheap! — so I’ll let’cha know how it is in a bit.
Hey kids, as we prepare for the mega Steam sale to drop, I believe next week sometime I read, we have some sales to talk about today to help you spend your hard earned coin.
- First off, Steam’s weekend deal is everything Strike Suit Zero, which means the game, all of its DLC and the spin-off, Strike Suit Infinity. These are decent buys, especially Infinity, so snap ‘em up if you can. The Indie Royale folks have launched their own daily deal thingy, called the Daily Royale, and you can snag a copy of the game on sale there as well.
- Then, GOG has launched its own holiday sale, which includes waaaaaaaaaay too many deals to mention, but there’s a lot of good stuff there…if you can get the site to work, that is (it’s so slammed right now its silly).
More deals will be coming to bury is in a deluge of deals in the coming days, but this should get y’all started for now, at least. Enjoy!
Back in the mid 1990s, I was at a computer fair just outside of Philadelphia, and was browsing the stacks of jewel cases for new games to take home. I came across one that I’d not heard of before called Star Quest 1 in the 27th Century. Of course I took it home, and still have the CD to this day. :) Then, in 1999, as space games were about to take a looooong nap, creator company Virtual Adventures began to work on a sequel…then life interjected and that sequel was put on hiatus until this year. Star Quest 2: United Galaxies is currently Kickstarting, and Jim and I brought on its lead developer Paul Lauzon to discuss the game (and other stuff, as is the norm it seems. ;) It made for nothing else if not an entertaining show, I think. :)
As always, we thank you for listening, hope you enjoy the show, and invite your comments below. Have a great one! :)
(PS. No time for show notes right now, really swamped, sorry!)
Hey folks, apparently the alpha for Elite: Dangerous has launched today for backers who backed up to that level and beyond. This version of the alpha focuses primarily on single player combat, and from the video they’ve released, it honestly looks fantastic. I’m really glad I eventually came around and backed the game. :) I’m not in the alpha, however, so if anyone here is, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Enjoy!
So apparently there’s yet another spacey MMO on the horizon, this time called Entropy. I only found out about it through Rock, Paper Shotgun my own self, but you can now try the game on Steam Early Access if you’d like. I’ll see if I can take a gander my own self. If you get a chance to try it, please let us know your thoughts. Thanks!
One of the things I love about having this blog is that finding new games can happen in completely unexpected ways. Take Flagship, for example. The only reason I found out about is because I noticed the URL of one of the devs’ emails when they commented on another post, and followed it to the game’s website. Once I saw the game’s screenshots and videos, I had to learn more, so I reached out to the devs for more info. What follows is a detailed Q&A with developers Brad Jeffrey and Matt J, and I hope you find it as enlightening as I did. :) Enjoy!
Hey kids, a new video from Rogue System has been released wherein you can go inside and manipulate a GSI-S31c “FireArc” strike fighter, which is exciting for me because strike craft are typically my favorite. :) Check it out. :)
I’m not sure if y’all have caught me gushing about the amazing Conquest: Frontier Wars, but people. PEOPLE. This game is amazing. Multi-system maps with modeled supply lines, fantastic graphics, varied gameplay and a lot of tactical options. Seriously folks, if you’re into visceral, awesome, tactical space combat, you owe it to yourself to get this one. The soundtrack is also fantaaaaaastic. ;) Well, today you can get the game on GOG for only $2.39, which is a freaking steal for how many hours of gameplay this has between single player and multiplayer modes. If you don’t have it, get it, you can thank me later. ;)
Edit: Oh yeah, forgot that the source code for this was released today as well! One more reason to pick it up. Thanks Roberto for the reminder!
This trailer….I don’t even know what to….yipes…
You can learn more over at Rock, Paper Shotgun’s post. I hope to find out more my own self so I can share it with y’all, maybe try to bring these folks on the podcast or some such. Stay tuned…
What a great way to start the weekend, with new games! Today we have two to talk about, including:
- Void of Darkness: This game is entering beta, and will have its price raised to $9.99 on Desura. While the alpha was simply a combat demo, the beta looks to add a lot more stuff, so I can’t wait to dive in. You can see my video of the alpha or listen to our podcast with the dev for more info. :)
- Star Lords: I admit to knowing little about this one! It’s a turn-based 4X that’s entering Steam early access today though at $19.99. I really like the look of it, and it says it has a living universe, which I’m always excited to see.
I’ll be giving these a whirl soon, so stay tuned for impressions. Enjoy!