SGJ Podcast #27: The Wind Beneath My Wings…of Saint Nezaire

Pew Pew Pew!

Pew Pew Pew!

Hellooo folks, and welcome to another installment of the Space Game Junkie Podcast. In this episode, Jim and I are joined by Artist/Designer Howard Day and Composer Daniel Hoffman to discuss their game, Wings of Saint Nezaire. It’s a spirited discussion in which we not only talk about their game, but the various inspirations for it, some of the problems with current space sims, and so on.

As always we hope you enjoy the podcast, look forward to your comments below, invite you to subscribe via RSS or iTunes, and thank you for listening. Enjoy! :)

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SGJ Podcast #18: Eating Up Galactose (and Other Sweet Stuff)

CUPCAKE KOMBAT!!

CUPCAKE KOMBAT!!

Haaaaaaaaaaay guys, welcome to the latest edition of the Space Game Junkie podcast. This week Jim and I sit down to talk to some of the folks behind the sweet space shooter Galactose. Specifically programmers John O’Meara and David Wikman, music composer Matthew Pablo and artist Mignon Kramp. It sets the record for most guests on one of our podcasts! ;) The discussion talks about the game, but as always veers all over the place (which, honestly, should kinda be expected by now). ;) We hope y’all enjoy it. :)

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Steam Holday Sale Has Launched!

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IT OWNS YOU! ;)

The Steam Holiday Sale is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG, and here are all the spacey games I’ve been able to find (which is similar to the Thanksgiving sale in a lot of ways):

No go buy stuff! ;)

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Spacey Gamey Newsies and Dealsies – 11/27/12

Drowning in News

*glug* SO MUCH *glug* NEWS

AAHHH! SO MUCH NEWS and DEALS! I’m drowning in it! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalp!

You thought I was done?! HAH, I’ve barely BEGUN! Now we have DEALS!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! First, the dev behind Dangerous let me know that his game is on sale on GamersGate, where you can the game itself for $10, the soundtrack for $4, or the deluxe edition (which includes both) for $12.50. That isn’t all GamersGate has for us today. They also have:

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! The folks at Green Man Gaming are having an Iceberg Interactive sale, which includes these spacey games:

FINALLY, over on the Concept Ships blog, they have some lovely ship designs from Dmitry Vishnevsky.

OMG I can breathe again! WHEW! That took pretty much my entire lunch break to write, so I hope y’all enjoyed it. Have a great day!

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Spacey Gamey Deals All Over the Interwebs!

Tons of Space Games on Sale!

OMG THE SALES! RUN! SAVE YOURSELVES!

Happy Black Friday y’all! I hope y’all had a lovely Thanksgiving here in the US, and I hope y’all are jumping on all the sales today. In trying to help y’all out, I’m putting this post all the non-Steam sales on spacey games I can find. Here we go:

Warning: LONG List Ahead!

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Steam Autumn Sale is OOOOOON! – Updated

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You Magnificent Bastard!

Edit 2:Updated as of Black Friday morning with more deals.

Edit 1: This looks like a handily dandily tool to keep track of this stuff. Hope y’all find it helpful. :)

And we’re off! Once again, Steam is giving us the opportunity to throw money at them with another huge sale, the Steam Autumn Sale! So big, it deserves its own post! ;) Now, I don’t know all of the deals as I don’t have the time or energy to go through EEEEEVERYTHANG, but here’s the spacey game deals I did find (and please feel free to mention others in the comments.

First off, there’s an indie games sale which includes the following spacey game deals:

  • FTL for $9.99 or with its soundtrack for $13.98. This one could be glitchy since the sale just began.
  • Gemini Wars for $11.99
  • Gratuitous Space Battles Complete Pack for $9.49 (or 75% off the individual game and 50% off each piece of DLC). This one is a STEAL.
  • Galaxy on Fire II HD for $9.99, which is fantastic.
  • Endless Space for $14.99 for the Admiral Edition, $17.49 for the Emperor Special Edition, and $1.70 to upgrade the Admiral to the Emperor Edition.

As for individual games, the ones I know of so far are:

So go have at it! Have fun, spend responsibly, and enjoy! Good luck, and good hunting my friends.

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Spacey Gamey People I’m Thankful For

A Thankful Turkey

This Turkey is Thankful I’m Not Eating It. ;)

Warning, incoming corniness alert. ;) As Thanksgiving approaches here in the U.S., I’ve been giving thought to who and what I have in my life to be thankful for. In my non-blogging life, I have a wonderful job, an amazing girlfriend, a cadre of the best friends a guy could ask for, adorable cats, my favorite car I’ve ever owned (yay Honda Fit!) and so much more. As this blog wonderfully takes up a good portion of my life, I tried to also think about what I’m thankful for in terms of the spacey gamey…er…space. Last year I listed the games I was thankful for, so this time, I’ll list the people I’m thankful for. :)

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Spacey Game News and Deals – 10/30/12

Newsy News

Look! News! And Deals Too!

Hey y’all, happy Tuesday! I hope all of our friends on the east coast of the US are okay, and that everyone affected by hurricane Sandy recovers quickly and easily. I dunno how to segue into gaming news after that, so I’ll just jump right in:

Now, we have a buncha sales today too!

And finally, in non-spacey game news, the Concept Ships blog has a lovely spaceship painting by MANCHU.

That’s it for today folks, have a great day, and stay safe!

 

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Some Spacey Gaming Deals to Share

Tons of Space Games on Sale!

Space Games for Cheap!

Hey y’all, hope you’re having a lovely weekend. I just wanted to let y’all of some deals going on involving some spacey game goodness. First is the Indie Royale Back to School Bundle which includes Lunar Flight for around $6 as I write this.

Secondly is the Bundle in a Box Deep Space Bundle, which includes:

  • Space Giraffe
  • Death Ray Manta
  • The Wreckless (which I’ve played and is pretty fun)
  • Dark Scavenger
  • and Armalyte for the minimum price of $0.99
  • If you beat the average of $4.58 as I write this, you also get Sol: Exodus (review here), Miner Wars Arena and RobotRiot

Along with some nice extras, which I might snag just the the soundtracks and such.

Finally, Gamestop/Impulse is having a Top 100 Under $10 sale, which includes the following spacey games:

The Nordic and SotS bundle are, IMO, the best deals here, with Starpoint Gemini also being worth ten bones easily.

Some good stuff here, so whatever you get, I hope you enjoy! Have a great day!

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Spacey Snippets – 6-27-12

All those little dots are news stories...

SO. MUCH. NEWS.

Hey y’all, haven’t done one of these in a while, but a decent amount of newsy news has come down the pike since the last round of Snippets, so let’s buckle up and dive in, shall we?

  • Space Sector has their Drox Operative preview up, which is a great read. If you haven’t checked mine out yet, you can read that too. ;)
  • There’s a ton of Endless Space chatter going on right now, including a series of After Actions Reports (Parts 1, 2, and 3) from Space Sector as well as articles from Nerd Age and Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
  • According to GamesIndustry.biz, long-time Star Trek Online designer Dan Griffis is resigning in a few weeks to follow up on a new opportunity.
  • Rock, Paper Shotgun also has another excellent article up discussing Skyjacker, which is a great read. They also have a new team-member and a new media campaign, according to this Kickstarter update, as well as some new screenshots on their official site. Don’t forget Skyjacker still has a Kickstarter going.
  • The Starlight Inception Kickstarter page has a new update entitled “Inside the Ready Room” which is a fairly detailed status update on how the game is progressing.
  • Besides my own look at the game, there are a lot of new Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion reviews out, including at PC Gamer, GameSpy, NeoSeeker, Space Sector and Gaming Trend.
  • The PlaySF blog has quite a few new articles, including a Q&A with Michael Shade of Fishlabs regarding Galaxy on Fire’s upcoming PC release, a review of Arvoch Alliance, a Q&A with 1C’s Sergey Gerasev, a Q&A with Keith Newton of I-Novae studios about their game Infinity, and an article entitled Explore And Expand, Or Exploit And Expire? regarding the apparent stagnation of 4X games.
  • The Star Made blog on IndieDB has been updated with articles covering a new graphics upgrade, space stations, docking modules and the game’s infinite universe.
  • The Blockade Runner site has been updated with models of a TIE Fighter, a carrier and more.
  • There’s a new video for Ring Runners detailing their fourth archetype, Arsenals. I’ll also embed this after the cut.
  • In Freespace Open news, a new campaign has been released entitled Luyten Civil War which looks pretty sweet.
  • There’s a new trailer for Legends of Pegasus which looks pretty dang sweet, and which I’ll also embed after the cut.
  • The Beyond Beyaan blog has been updated with entries on a new economy system and another look at squadrons.
  • Whereas before it was only available on Steam, you can now purchase SOL: Exodus on Desura as well!
  • In non-gamey news, the Concept Ships blog has been on a roll of late, with excellent entries from Carlo Arellano, Maciej Kuciara, Tuomas Korpi, Galan Pang and Fausto De Martini.
  • Finally in non-gamey news, EW.com has a gallery of what they feel are the 23 Coolest Onscreen Spaceships ever. I agree with a lot of the list, but Serenity at #17? I cry shenanigans. Clearly that’s the best ship ever. Science says so. ;)

Whew, that’s a lot! *pant pant* ;) I hope y’all enjoyed it and found it useful! Don’t forget if y’all find news that I’ve not covered, you can send it my way with the contact form. Have a great day!

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