So appppppparently the space fighter combat add on thingy to Star Wars: The Old Republic launched an early-access version for subscribers, according to their website. Now I’ma gonna be honest here, I took a look at this thing when they first announced it and it looked like something of an afterthought to what appeared to be a seriously dying MMO, so I was all set to ignore it. However, a site reader wrote in and told me how not covering the game is a “big oversight on my part”, so here ya go. ;) Now, if any of y’all have tried it, let us know what’cha think, because I’m interested to know if this is just some lame copy of Star Conflict or if it’s a decent thingy in its own right. I look forward to hearing what y’all think.
I had some extra time on my lunch break today, which is unusual for me, so I figured I’d spend some time looking through Kickstarter for some more spacey games, and boy did I find a bunch! I offer these without commentary in basically the order I found ‘em. Check ‘em out, and enjoy!
- ASTROBASE COMMAND
- Novus AEterno
- Tiny Trek
- Approaching Infinity
- Space Station Alpha
- OuterWorlds Online
- Star Quest 2: United Galaxies
That’s it for now. If you know of one I missed, don’t hesitate to let me know. Thanks for reading!
Hey y’all, good news, SkyJacker was just announced as one of the many titles in this month’s batch of Greenlit games through Steam Greenlight! Hooray!!! Even though SkyJacker is one of the only pure space game son the list (by my definition anyway), the other being SpaceCom, which I’ve never heard of, friend of the site Shaun has also has his spooky FPS-on-a-spaceship CDF Ghostship Greenlit as well. Congrats to these and all of the other devs who worked hard to get their games on Steam!
So it’s no secret that Jim and I aren’t the biggest fans of Galactic Civilizations II, but we try to keep it positive here on Space Game Junkie. Therefore, when we sat down to talk to Paul Boyer, the lead designer of the recently announced sequel, Galactic Civilizations III, we were honest about that, and gave Paul (OMG another Paul!) the chance to sell us on the new game. Was he successful? You decide!
Now beforehand, I had asked folks to submit questions about the new game that we’d go over during the interview. While the interview naturally covered quite a few of the questions on its own, due to time constraints it couldn’t cover all of them, so stay tuned for a follow-up written Q&A from Paul covering everything y’all submitted to me. :) Thanks, as always, for listening, and enjoy the show!
Hey folks, Justin — the developer of Void of Darkness — asked if I’d share this beta video with y’all, since the beta version’s about to be released, and I thought, why the heck not? ;) Enjoy!
Yesterday one of my best friends came over to talk to me about the best way to get the most of my blog in terms of making it self-sufficient, and maybe even profitable eventually (i.e. I might have to get over myself and start adding ads and such, but we’ll see). The biggest issue I have with my beloved blog here, however, is managing my time and energy. I tell ya, if I could work full-time on this blog, I’d pound out the content, but I’ve been dealing with a lack of time and energy that’s coming from a bunch of factors. I won’t go into those, but I do wanna talk about the results of our chat, which was very productive.
With the Thanksgiving holiday happening this week in the U.S., I wanted to talk to a bunch of folks about the games we’re thankful for, so I sent out word to the various places I hang out to join us on the show this week, and joining Jim and I are the following guests/panelists:
- From the Site: Readers Eric (EBM), Jason (Fugazi) and Wojciech (Gorkomatic)
- From Gamers with Jobs: Kyle (UMOarsman), Nate (Iridium884) and Taylor (tboon)
- From Quarter to Three: Adam (krayzkrok)
We talked about not only games we’re thankful for, but a ton of other random crap, and it made for a fun show. So much fun I don’t even have time/energy to put together show notes, we talked about so much. ;)
I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say we hope you enjoy the show, and we all hope you have much to be thankful for in your lives beyond but including space games. ;) Thanks for listening! :)
It’s that time folks: Holiday saving season! Steam has just launched their Autumn Sale today, and I’ve not yet had time to go through it, but I plan to soon, so stay tuned as I’ll likely update this post once I find stuff.
Okay, I went through all ninety-plus pages of Steam’s game list and here’s what I found:
- AI War: Fleet Command for $2.49
- Armada 2526 for $3.74
- Armada 2526 Gold Edition for $4.99
- Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator for $6.99
- Edge of Space for $8.03
- Endless Space for $10.19
- EVE Online for $4.98
- Evochron Mercenary for $14.99
- Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition for $4.99
- Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition for $9.99
- Galaxy on Fire 2™ Full HD for $6.79
- Gemini Wars for $3.74
- Genesis Rising for $2.49
- Gimbal for $7.49
- Gratuitous Space Battles for $7.49
- Horizon for $18.74
- Kinetic Void for $9.99
- Lunar Flight for $2.49
- Miner Wars 2081 for $4.99
- Project Freedom for $1.01
- Really Big Sky for $1.49
- Ring Runner for $7.99
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity for $9.99
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion for $19.99
- Space Empires IV Deluxe for $2.49
- Space Empires V for $3.74
- Space Pirates and Zombies for $2.49
- Space Rangers HD: A War Apart for $19.99
- Space Trader: Merchant Marine for $1.24
- SpaceForce™ Rogue Universe for $2.49
- Star Raiders for $3.49
- Star Ruler for $4.49
- Star Wolves for $6.49
- Star Wolves 2 for $9.99
- Star Wolves 3: Civil War for $7.99
- StarDrive for $10.19
- Starlight Inception for $15.99
- Starpoint Gemini for $3.49
- Starpoint Gemini 2 for $17.24
- Startopia for $2.79
- Strike Suit Infinity for $2.37
- Strike Suit Zero for $6.79
- Syder Arcade for $4.99
- Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space for $4.99
- X-COM: Interceptor for $2.49
- X: Beyond the Frontier for $2.49
- X-Tension for $2.49
- X2: The Threat for $2.49
- X3: Reunion for $2.49
- X3: Terran Conflict for $7.99
- X3: Albion Prelude for $4.99
FTL is also on sale today at GoG!
Now get out there and get saving! :)
Hey folks, the folks at Bundlestars have launched a new bundle called The Ultimate Sci-Fi Bundle which includes a mixed bag of spacey and sci-fi games, including:
- Great Games: Really Big Sky, Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space
- Good Games: Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition
- Terrible Games: Project Freedom
- Games I’ve Not Played: Ion Assault, Data Jammers: FastForward, SpaceChem, Planets Under Attack
All that for $3.52 currently, which is a steal for the Great and Good games alone. ;) Enjoy!
Hey y’all, I’ve been pretty busy of late, and I’ll be honest, my commute is sucking away all my energy and drive (heh). However, I’m on a staycation this week, so I plan on getting caught up, and the first order of business is to let y’all know of some biggish releases of late that I wanted to give extra special attention to, which are as follows:
- Void of Darkness is now on Desura for $5.99, and is aiming for a December 15th release date. You might recall our podcast with the developer a long time ago, and I’ve told y’all this is one I’ve been looking forward to, so check it out.
- Ring Runner has had its Steam release, so congrats to the team! It’s on sale $8.99 until tomorrow, so check it out if you’ve been meaning to, as it’s a fun game and I plan to release a video review soon. :)
- Gimbal has also been released on Steam, and while I’ve honestly not given myself much time with the game, that will definitely need to change. It’s on sale for $10.04 until tomorrow.
So please give these games a look so they get the attention the deserve. Enjoy!
PS: I feel like I’m missing one, but I can’t find an email or a link about it, so if I’ve egregiously missed one of these, please let me know. Thanks!