Site Stuff – Theme Change

Still fixing stuff!

Always Trying to Make The Site Better…

Hey kids, it seems that the recent WordPress update totally borked my previous theme, as it had all its widgets reset and I can’t seem to make ‘em work. It also hasn’t been updated in a while either, which probably doesn’t help. I’m therefore moving back to this theme for a spell until I find a permanent replacement. If y’all know of an awesome theme to recommend, please don’t hesitate to throw it at me. Thanks for visiting! :)

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Some New Spacey Games I Found to Share With Y’all!

Sooooo Pretty!

Sooooo Pretty!

Hey kids, in the past couple of weeks I’ve stumbled upon a bunch of new space games. Usually I’d put these in the news digests, but since I’ve not had time to do one in a while (soo busy!) I figured I’d do a separate post for ‘em all. These are also all in the game list now as well. Now here we go, in no particular order!

  • Void Expanse – This is a top-down open RPG thingamajig that’s been a good time in the couple of hours I’ve played it.
  • Asteroid Prospector – This looks like a top-down mining game that’s being made as part of an apps challenge by NASA.
  • Shallow Space – This is a really awesome looking spacey RTS that I can’t wait to learn more about.
  • Contested Space – An open-ended space combat “role making game” that looks pretty cool, and it’s Kickstarter starts on Monday.
  • Interplanetary – This is a multi-player only space artillery game where planets fling weapons at each other in a kinda Scorched Earth on steroids in space kinda thing, it seems.
  • Xeno Galaxies – This is an action RPG with a mix of first person shooter and space combat elements that looks pretty damned impressive, if not a bit overwhelming. ;)
  • Centration – This appears to be a space station game with a survival bent.
  • Fleet – A space combat fleet management thing that looks goooooorgeous.
  • Ceres – This looks like a pretty good space combat game thingy in which their dev describes it as “Homeworld, Paradroid and Elite had an odd sexual encounter”. ;)

Stay tuned for more info on these as I’m in the midst of contacting these folks and either bringing them on a future episode of the podcast or a written Q&A, whichever they prefer. If you know of any space games I’ve not yet found, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Thanks to everyone who clued me into these! :)

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The Last Federation and Infinite Space III (Early Access) Both Arrive Today! YAY!

Turn Based Pew Pew!

Turn Based Pew Pew!

Haaay guys, good news! Two games I’ve been looking forward to a LOT (and that we’ve talked about on the podcast) arrive today for your gaming pleasure (Steam links should go live later this morning):

  • Infinite Space III (Steam, Podcast) – Remember this one is early access, so it’s not alllll there yet, but what I’ve been toying with over the last week has been a blast. :)
  • The Last Federation (Steam, GOG, Podcast) – I’ve been playing this one the last couple of days and it’s really getting its claws into me. :)

You can expect videos of both of these likely next week. :) This is a perfect way to start anyone’s weekend, so I hope you enjoy these awesome games. :)

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SGJ Podcast #56: A Better Universe Through Mining in Space Salvager

Pew Pew Pew!

Pew Pew Pew!

Hello folks, and welcome to this week’s Space Game Junkie Podcast! This week, Jim and I sit down with the developer of the fun, open worldy space game Space Salvager, Sam Albon, to talk about his game, developing on XNA, the British school system and a lot more. We did this at 6 AM my time, so I’m a bit…woozy, I guess is the best term, so I apologize for not being as on point as I could’ve been. ;) Regardless, it was a really fun discussion covering what is a really fun game that you should all play. ;)

As always, we welcome your comments below as well as your emails at hail@spacegamejunkie.com. Thanks for listening, and enjoy! :)

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Let’s Play TIE Fighter – Entry 25 – Save The Emperor! Again…and Yet Again!

Stop Shooting at Me! I'm TRYING to Save You!

Stop Shooting at Me! I’m TRYING to Save You!

Games like TIE Fighter have been criticized by some to be too puzzle-like. While this is more true for X-Wing, it’s not something I consciously noticed TOO much in TIE Fighter…until you get to a mission like this. SEVERAL times I failed in this mission to save the kidnapped Emperor from the hands of Zaarin’s traitors, until I finally figured out the right combination of tasks to win the mission. It was insanely frustrating, but it’s not surprising as it’s the last mission in the final campaign of the base game before the expansion content, so it’s likely not meant to be that easy. Still, COME ON. Sigh. Anyway, join me on the mission:

Tour of Duty VII: Treachery at Ottega – Mission 5: Save the Emperor

Over and over again. ;) Thanks for watching, and enjoy!

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Eterium Finally Takes Off!

Gettin' Our Spacey Shooter On...

Gettin’ Our Spacey Shooter On…

Hey folks, if ya didn’t know already, just an FYI that Eterium comes out today on both Steam and Desura for $14.99 at either place! If you want to learn more about the game, you can check out our podcast with the lead developer, or the two videos I just did showing off the gameplay. Check it out, it’s a fun time! :) Enjoy!

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Let’s Play Freespace 2 – Entry 2 – Oh Shi…….van!

Fly Missiles Fly!!

Fly Missiles Fly!!

Welcome back to my look into Freespace 2, still the best space combat game money can buy (and if you haven’t bought it yet, what are you waiting for?). In this video, I take on two more missions, culminating in the return of one of the quietest and creepiest enemies in all of space gaming, the dreaded Shivans. I also get to finally fly the Herc 2 fighter, yay! Please join me as I muscle through the following missions:

Act 1, Mission 3: The Romans Blunder
Act 1, Mission 4: A Lion at the Door

Thanks for watching, and enjoy! :)

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Eterium: Further Down the Rabbit Hole…

Missile Missile Pew Pew!

Missile Missile Pew Pew!

Hey folks, I decided to whip up another video of Eterium since the game drops on Steam tomorrow. :) In this video, we’ll look at both a campaign mission as well as the fun and versatile mission generator. Personally I’m having a blast with the game, as its fast-paced combat is really thrilling, so I hope you enjoy the video and, when it hits steam tomorrow, the game itself. :) Thanks for watching!

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Independence War Games on Sale at GOG This Weekend

So. Pretty.

So. Pretty.

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of news and what not this week, just been SWAMPED. I did wanna let y’all in on this one though, as this weekend GOG is having an Atari promo this weekend, and as part of it, the wonderful Independence War: Deluxe Edition and Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos are both on sale this weekend for a mere $2.39 each! That’s a freaking STEAL for these amazing games. If you’ve not played ‘em, these are capital ship sims with Newtonian physics, the first being a linear military game and the second being a more open-ended piratey game. You can hear Jim and I gush about the second game in our podcast about it, and watch it below if you’d like. If you don’t own these, you need to, as they’re fantastic. :) Enjoy!

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SGJ Podcast #55: Einstein was Right in Slower than Light

Pretty Planets...

Pretty Planets…

Hey folks, welcome to this week’s episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. This week, Jim and I sit down with John Brewer, developer of the hard sci-fi 4X game Slower than Light, which is currently going through a Kickstarter campaign. As the name might suggest, in this universe, light is indeed the speed limit, and there are no cheats like wormholes or jumpgates or any of that nonsense. This makes the game take on a whole new flavor from other 4X games I’ve played, a much…creepier…flavor. ;) The conversation is really fun, and we also talk about the trials and tribulations of Kickstarter as well. :)

As always we invite your comments below, or welcome you to email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com. Also, the video below has a few more minutes of us chatting, if you prefer going that route. Enjoy! :)

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