Ring Runner Kickstater Launched, Alpha Demo Released

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Pew Pew on Kickstarter!

A little while back we had a Q&A with the folks behind Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages, a fun looking spacey shooter/rpg MOBA thingy with fantasy archetypes that looked pretty cool. Well, they just hit the ground running today, with a Kickstarter campaign, a demo of the alpha, a new listing on Steam Greenlight and even a soundtrack sampler. This looks like a fun game, so I encourage you to check it all out. Enjoy!!!

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Nexus 2 Kickstarter Launched!!!

Nexus 2 Concept Art

Nexus 2! OMG! YAY!

Thanks for Fishbreath on Quarter to Three for the tip! As promised many months ago, there’s now a Kickstarter for Nexus 2: The Gods Awaken. YAY! Head on over there and show them your support and let’s see this awesome game become a reality! Also, don’t forget to read my Q&A with the devs for more info. :)

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Off-Topic: Finding a Gaming Balance

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Behold My Mighty Staff!

So as much as I love space games — they’re my first true love in gaming — I also love all types of games, from strategy to role playing to driving to action adventure and nearly everything in between (except sports, haaaate sports unless it’s some violent future/fantasy sport like Blood Bowl). As much as I just love, love, love space games, I’ll play a wide variety of games. I do this because not only do I not want to burn out on space games, but because there are honestly so many dang great games out there. I figured then, why not talk about the other games we’re playing every so often to add some more color to the place? ;)

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Planets Under Attack Announced

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Very Colorful Pew Pewness

I got a press release from the folks at Topwire yesterday announcing their new space strategy/conquest game thingy, Planets Under Attack. It looks something like Galcon to me, but with a lot more color and character. According to the press release, the game offers a single player campaign and five multiplayer modes, quick gameplay and intelligent enemies. I gotta say, I like the art style, and the quick gameplay could be fun if done right. I’ll bring you more as I get it, and you can see a trailer for the game embedded after the cut. Thanks for reading! :)

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Nexus: The Jupiter Incident on Sale at GOG!

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Still Crazy Beautiful After All These Years.

Thanks to Giaddon over on Quarter to Three for this tip. AWESOME starship tactical sim Nexus: The Jupiter Incident is on sale today at GOG for only $3.99. That is a freaking STEAL for a game this beautiful, awesome, challenging and detailed. I suggest y’all pick it up ASAP and enjoy the hell it’ll throw at you, for it is marvelous. :) Have fun!

Edit:GOG also has a fun article talking about some mods for the game, including one that models Freespace 2! Can’t wait to try ‘em!

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Chris Roberts Answers User Questions

Chris Roberts

This is the Man, Man! ;)

Over on the Roberts Space Industry site, they have a small Q&A with Chris Roberts – you know, the guy behind Wing Commander and all that ;) — wherein he has some great answers, my favorite regarding allowing users to create content for his new game, which is damned exciting. Check it out, and enjoy! :)

Edit: Since you apparently have to register at RSI to read the Q&A, and some folks would understandably rather not do that, I’ve pasted the entire Q&A after the cut below for everyone’s convenience. Enjoy!!

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Rubicon Released!

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Pew Pew for Free Free! ;)

So y’all might remember the Kickstarter campaign for Rubicon, a spacey shooter that would eventually be released for free? Well, that day has come, and the developer has released the final version of the game, for free, for everyone, and it works on PC, Mac and Linux. You can find download links on this Kickstarter post or on the game’s official website. I toyed with the beta for a spell a little while back and had a great time with it, so I’ll be sure to put a review together of this one soon. In the meantime, download the game and check it out for yourself. :) Enjoy!

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Site-Stuff: Makin’ Some Changes

Still fixing stuff!

Please pardon our dust!

Hey y’all, just FYI, I’m making some tweaks to try and make the site faster, so there might be some changes here and there. No need to worry, I’m just working hard to make this site offers as great a user experience as possible. :) Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions if y’all have ‘em, and thanks for visiting!

Edit: So I’ve tried several caching plugins so far, and they’ve either broke the gallery images, the comments, or the CSS of every theme I have. UGH. I want the site to be faster, but I’m not sacrificing usability to do it. Gonna keep trying other thingies. Thanks for your patience folks. :)

There’s been some progress though. My Google Page Speed score went from 76/100 to 85/100, and my speed test score on WebPageTest went from a 67/100 to a 77/100 since I began this whole thingamabob. Wheeee! :) According to WBT, the initial load time has gone from around 11.5 seconds to 6.5 seconds, so I’m calling that positive movement. :)

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State of the Blog: September 22nd, 2012

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Still Going Strong I Think. :)

Hey y’all, how y’all doin’? I realize I’ve not chimed in on how things are going with the blog in a while, so I thought I’d give y’all an update, let you know what’s coming up, and let you know what’s been going on in general. :)

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ScrumbleShip Kickstarter Also Launched!

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Her Majesty’s Warship, the S.S. Queen Mary Ann. ;)

Thanks to reader Lulloser for this tip. Apparently the folks behind ScrumbleShip have also begun their own Kickstarter campaign, which offers a “Deluxe” version of the game as well as the normal version, plus a bunch of other goodies. Head on over and check it out! :)

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