Hey folks, just chiming in because I’m not feeling awesome, so we’re skipping the podcast because I’m too low energy to really make it fun for anyone. I think just the lack of/lousy sleep over the last few weeks is really catching up with me. :/ I’m just so…bleh…tired, unmotivated, it’s not usual for me and I don’t like it, so I wanna try to do whatever it takes to recover. With that said, we have some fun stuff coming up that I wanted to share with ya. I’m still trying to get guests for upcoming weeks, so this may change, but as it is right now, here’s what’s coming up:
April 1st – John Hemry, Author of the Lost Fleet book series (which has awesome space combat)
April 8th – Slower than Light with creator John Brewer (Here’s the Kickstarter)
April 15th – Space Salvager with creator Sam Albon (fun game!)
April 29th – A look at the Freespace Open Project with its project lead Fabian “The E” Woltermann and discussing Freespace 2′s 15th anniversary a little bit (which won’t be our only look at the game this year)
May 6th – A look at O.R.B. (which was requested by Jim, as it just came out on SteamA
May 13th – Off Topic: Marketing & SEO for Game Websites (Jim’s idea, to help devs out, because y’all got some stanky websites)
Remember, if you have a topic idea you’d like us to cover, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org because we’re totally open to ideas. :) Thanks folks, and have an awesome day.
Heyyyy folks, welcome to this edition of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. In this episode, Jim and I sit down with Brendan Anthony, former Bethesda developer who is currently working on an awesome space game called Rodina. We talk about the game at length, but due to a good deal of wine on my part I think, the conversation goes all over the place as well. It’s a fun ride, and we hope you enjoy it.
Hello everyone, and happy Tuesday! Sorry about the lack of news yesterday, had a dentist appointment and no time to put into this, sadly. Fun times! This mean I have news from today, yesterday and the weekend to cover, so let’s dive in!
Finally, related news! First, since we cover older games here, I though that a new version of the Amiga emulator WinUAE being released was somewhat relevant, thanks to Indie Retro News for the update. Next, I missed this somehow but Artem Bank — the gentleman who composed the amazing music for StarRuler — has two new bits of music out, “Facebook 5” and “Natural” which sound great. Finally, the Concept Ships blog has fantastic ships from Joseph Cross and a gorgeous orbiter concept from Rasmus Poulsen.
That’s it folks! WHEW! Thanks for visiting, and enjoy!
Hey party people, how’s your Thursday holding up? Mine is great so far. Have a review in the pipeline now, just started on a preview, and will try to get two more reviews in the pipe before the staycation ends. YEAH! Space games for the MF’ing win! :) With that said, let’s look at some news about said space games!
Homeworld – According to PCGamesN, the folks at media company teamPixel, have launched a new IndieGoGo campaign to acquire the rights to Homeworld. This “Save Homeworld” campaign would involve selling the original game on GOG and Steam, make a new version for tablets, and then start work on Homeworld 3. I’ll keep an eye out on this one. Also, here’s a pitch video (I think that’s what it is) better explaining the project. It’ll be embedded below, of course.
Quintet – This is a new game that I wanna let y’all know about (because the dev was nice enough to email me). ;) This new game is called Quintet, and it’s a multiplayer bridge simulator. Where it differs from Artemis, the other game that currently encompasses this very small space, is that it can be played in a browser, rather than a Windows executionable. This opens up the game to way more people, I think. I’m going to be trying it out soon, but why not give it a try yourselves for free by clicking the link? :)
I want to interrupt whatever the heck it is you’re doing to bring you this verrrrrrry interesting news piece. Today, the auction for the holdings of THQ commenced, and Volition seems to be going to Koch Media for around $22.3 million. You know Volition, right? The folks behind the Saints Row and, especially more important, Freespace series? ;) Now, to be honest, before yesterday I’d never heard of Koch Media, so at first I was like, “Who the heck are these guys?”
Theeeeeeeeeen I saw they publish games through a company called Deep Silver, who I’ve known of for years. These guys have a hand in publishing the X series of space games from Egosoft. This got me VEEEEEEEEEEEERY excited. Now, I try not to give to much into rumor or speculation, so I’ll put this one more in the “dream” column. And I have a dream. I have a dream that Deep Silver, seeing how long lasting and successful the X series is will take a shine to Volition’s Freespace IP, which I’m hoping comes over with them in the sale. Then maybe, just MAYBE, we might at long last see a Freespace 3.
Now again, this is just a dream, but I’m gonna hold onto it with all of my might, even if it’s crazy. Freespace 2 had an amazing ending (well, if you got the good one, anyway, the other was just dang depressing). AMAZING. But it wasn’t the end of the whole story, and I feel we deserve to see that entire story. Freespace 3 is a game that (some of us are) begging to be made, and I can just hope and dream that it might become a reality.
Now tell me, am I alone here? Am I just making the insane ramblings of the ultimate fanboy? I’d love to know what y’all think in the comments. :)
Once again, GOG (formerly Good Old Games) are having a huge Interplay sale, and as a result, you can now get the amazing Freespace(and its expansion) and the subblime Freespace 2 for $2.99 apiece. If you have ANY interest in the genre, and have yet to play either of these games…well, what the hell is wrong with you? ;)
Seriously, buy them! You don’t need to have played the first one to enjoy the second, however, so while I suggest you buy them both to support GOG, you can only play the second one if you wish. Also, don’t forget to get the FSO Installer so you can update Freespace 2 to the latest version of Freespace Open, which pretties it up a LOT.
PS. If you need convincing as to why Freespace 2 is so awesome, check out the YouTube video I’ve embedded after the cut.