Two news posts within a week? HOW CAN ANYONE LIVE AT THAT SPEED? I’m unsure my friends…maybe I’ve finally gone mad. But I’ll tell you this, I’m on the upswing in terms of energy and motivation from my low point earlier this week. I therefore wanted to pound out some more news and deals before they piled up too much. Here goes!
FTL – Word comes from the devs that both the free (for current owners of the original) Advanced Edition and the iPad edition will be dropping on April 3rd. Holy hell THAT’S NEXT WEEK. SOMEONE GET ME AN IPAD STAT. ;) Seriously, I should revisit the game in video form so y’all can hear me have an anxiety attack as my crew slowly dies (WHICH ALWAYS HAPPENS).
Strike Suit Zero – The folks behind the game have announced that the PS4 and XB1 versions of the Director’s Cut will drop on April 8th and will be $19.99 for both platforms. No word on a PC release as of yet. There is a new video for y’all to look at though.
Unending Galaxy – I honestly forget how I found out Serial Kicked over on Google+ told me about this new “2D Space Exploration/Building/4X” game, but it looks darned cool, so check out the official site or the blog for more info! They also have a demo that I have to try.
Finally, we have a couple of sales. First off, Retrobooster is having a sale wherein it’s 50% off until April 2nd. It’s a really cool game, so check it out!
Then, GOG is having an Interplay Irresistibles sale in which a lot of awesome Interplay games are on sale. This of course means you can get the amazing Freespace 2 for $4.99, as well as its predecessor Descent: Freespace for $2.99. Seriously, folks, if you don’t have Freespace 2, now is the time. They also have excellent sci-fi games such as M.A.X. and Subwar 2050 (which was made by Particle Systems of Independence War fame) among many other excellent games. I’d jump on these if I didn’t already own almost all of ‘em. ;) (P.S. Clicking on those links and buying through ‘em helps the site out, FYI. ;)
That’s it for today folks. Have a fantastic weekend!
Hello my friends! I’m sorry I’ve been so absent of late, but wow am I tired! A short time ago, I went to Yosemite for the better part of a week (some pics here) for a wedding in which my girlfriend was the maid of honor. As awesome a time as I had, it was EXHAAAAUSTING and I feel like I’m still recovering from the sleep deficit, so I’ve just only had energy for some basic gaming needs, you know? ;) There’s been a ton of news out since then, however, so I’m gonna try to get to all of it. Here goes!
Wayward: Terran Frontier – A small blog post from the dev tells us the game isn’t dead, which is awesome. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon.
EVE: Valkyrie – Polygon is reporting now that this game will be a Playstation 4 and Rift exclusive. Sads, I was hoping to play it on the PC, but it’s one more reason to get a PS4 (I was gonna get one eventually anyway). Thanks for the clarification Josh, glad to know it’s still coming to PC.
Approaching Infinity – This has appeared on Steam Greenlight according to blog and Kickstarter posts. Go vote for ‘em! There’s also a new mod for the game called Eden Sector that looks pretty cool.
Steam Greenlght – In the past month we’ve had twobatches of games make it to Steam through Greenlight which includes Star Rift (which I’d not heard of), Vendetta Online and Taikodom: Living Universe (which I thought had turned into vaporware at this point). Congratulations to all of the winners!
Galactic Command Echo Squad – This game is now, finally, available on Steam after many years of being unavailable.
Slower Than Light – This is a really cool looking 4X game I found on Kickstarter that is a hard sci-fi game that strives to keep the speed of light as the universal speed limit it is. The game’s site is also updated regularly with new info. Check it out.
Planets³ – I recently discovered this Kickstarter which kinda looks like Minecraft but with multiple planets and systems one can fly to. Check it out!
Wow, that was almost all of March up until now, huh? Yeeesh! We’re not done yet though, as I have some deals as well as some related news. First off, in deals, Steam’s recent rash of weeklong deals includes Space Trader: Merchant Marine for $1.49 (though the page itself says $4.99 for some reason). Finally, in kinda related news, GOG announced that they’ll be supporting Linux starting later this year, which could see some of our favorite spacey classics reaching that platform.
WHEW that was a lot of stuff to get through. This post took forever to write, but y’all are worth it. :) Have a great day folks!
Helloooo my friends, and welcome to the NEWS. I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I did one of these, and I am so sorry for the gap. February’s been a CRAZY month, as it always is for me, and I’ve had to let some of the news go bye bye since it’s a bit on the older side at this point. Therefore, this post will cover the last week or so of news and stuff. With that said, let’s dive in! Remember, all videos will be embedded after the cut.
Jumpgate – Not sure why, but registration has been temporarily disabled, which ssssuuuuucks, and totally gets in the way of me trying to recruit more people into the game. I’ll let’cha all know when it’s back up. ;)
Tactical Space Command – The Mac/iPad “Harpoon in Space” game has gotten a recent update which includes a scenario editor among other things, and the developer has released a video showing it off. We’ll also have the developer on the podcast in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.
Void Destroyer – There’s a new Let’s Play video of the game from YouTube user Dealspwn, which is a fun watch. It also reminds me I need to work on mine. ;)
Vendetta Online – A new update brings improvemenets to player capital ships, which apparently is a big deal as previously they didn’t work the same way as NPC cap ships did. I could see how that would be damned annoying.
Paragon – According to a post on IndieDB, alpha 4 of the game is now available for purchase on their website for a whole $5. The update has new ships, 3D cockpits, mouse flight and more. I totally plan to pick this up soon.
Epic Space Game – There’s a new official trailer for the game detailing some of the game’s features.
EVE Online – A new comic called EVE: True Stories is available in comic shops or through the Dark Horse Digital app. This comic details the real events surrounding the fall of the Band of Brothers alliance. Nifty! Thanks VG247!
Finally, in sales, GamersGate is having a massive Red Carpet sale which includes a bevy of space games and so much more I don’t even have the time to list ‘em all here. Then, on Steam, today’s daily deal happens to be everything Strike Suit Zero related, and the weekly deals include the fourth and fifth installements of the Space Empires games.
Whew! That was a ton of work, but y’all are worth it. :) I know I keep saying I’ll do these more frequently, but but I really do hope to do them somewhat regularly. :) Thanks for reading folks, and have a great day! :)
Over on Kickstarter, Born Ready Games announced Strike Suit Zero: The Director’s Cut. This new version will be heading to the PS4 and Xbox One, but us PC gamers won’t be left out in the cold. This new version apparently features a restructured campaign so we get the Strike Suit sooner, a graphical overhaul, all the released DLC and more. Apparently, they’ve “taken a year’s worth of comments and suggestions on board, too, directly addressing the points of our community and critics.” To me, that sounds promising, because if you recall from my review of the original game, it has some issues. Current owners of the game will be “looked after” as well, which I’m surmising means a discount for this new director’s cut or something similar. Stay tuned for more, and check out the trailer below. :)
Hello my friends, and happy Friday! It has been a CRAAAAAAAAAZY week for me, so I’ve not had time to put a news thingy together until today, but there’s some good stuff incoming, so let’s get right to it!
Void Destroyer – The early-access version of the game is now out on Steam! YAY! It’s come a long way since we chatted with the developer back in June of last year, and we’ll be having him on the podcast again in a couple of weeks to stream the game on Twitch and give away some Steam codes, so stay tuned (or buy it now and support indie development). ;) No pressure or anything. ;)
Retrobooster – Not only has the demo been updated, and includes stuff like automatic saving and controller selection and more, but the final game now has a release date of February 21st! Yay!
Last Federation – There’s a massive blog post over on Chris Park’s blog talking about the game in a lot more detail than before, and also announcing that the alpha will start around the 27th of January! Yay!
But wait, we’re not done!! We have DEALS! First off, the latest Humble Bundle includes Strike Suit Zero if you pay the (at the time of this writing) average of $5.38 or above. THEN, Kerbal Space Program is on sale at Green Man Gaming for $18.08, BUT, if you use coupon code GMG25-0YUM5-VKMVU, it bring the price FURTHER down to $13.56, which might be the cheapest I’ve yet seen it. Thanks Reddit! Finally, today’s Daily Royale deal is StarDrive which is going for $11.99 and has 67 hours and 482 keys left as I write this.
Wow, that’s all the stuff just in the last WEEK folks. If this keeps up, 2014 is going to be a VERY busy year. Have a great weekend y’all!!!
Hey kids, as we prepare for the mega Steam sale to drop, I believe next week sometime I read, we have some sales to talk about today to help you spend your hard earned coin.
First off, Steam’s weekend deal is everything Strike Suit Zero, which means the game, all of its DLC and the spin-off, Strike Suit Infinity. These are decent buys, especially Infinity, so snap ‘em up if you can. The Indie Royale folks have launched their own daily deal thingy, called the Daily Royale, and you can snag a copy of the game on sale there as well.
Then, GOG has launched its own holiday sale, which includes waaaaaaaaaay too many deals to mention, but there’s a lot of good stuff there…if you can get the site to work, that is (it’s so slammed right now its silly).
More deals will be coming to bury is in a deluge of deals in the coming days, but this should get y’all started for now, at least. Enjoy!
Hellloooo my friends, and happy Monday! I hope y’all had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to a fun week ahead! Me, I am sooooo tired, and haven’t had time to get in much gaming besides some Skyrim (I have such an on-again, off-again relationship with the game…I’ll play it obsessively for weeks, to the detriment of any other game) and some time with the Starpoint Gemini 2 alpha. Not much there yet, but it’s fun to fly around and shoot stuff at the moment. Anyway, news! Let’s get to it! (All vids will be embedded after the cut, FYI.)
Space Engineers – So this was announced today, and it’s coming to us from the same folks who made Miner Wars 2081. Not sure if this means the MMO version of Miner Wars is toast or what, but I’ll keep an eye on this one (warily so, since MW2081 turned out to be something of a mess). Oh, there’s also some alpha game footage. Also, some unofficialgametrailers courtesy of their forums. Finally, a blog entry from the game’s lead dev. Can you read my excitement? Good, you noticed there wasn’t any. (It might also be because I’m exhausted too…)
Holy crap, newsiness! It’s been a while since I posted some of this stuff, but DAAAAAYUM has life been crazy. Work has been INSANE, home life has been busy and I had a weird slightly-depressive funk I had to work my way through (nothing bad, just turning 40 stuff mostly), but things are balancing out again, which means it’s time for NEWS, and hooooooly crap is there a ton (over 180 items). Several weeks worth of stuff from all over the map (so much so that this post will likely be written over a mult-day period). This post will be so damned big I’ll have to put it behind a cut just to help make the front page look sane, so here goes… Continue reading →
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.
Helllooooo my friends, and happy Friday! I hope y’all had a great week and are looking forward to a fantastic weekend! I know I’m gonna get some gaming time in my own self, finally, so I’m really looking forward to it my own self. Until then, there’s some news to get out of the way, including some biggies, such as…
We’re not done yet folks, we have deals! First up, Gamestop is having a Stardock Entertainment sale which includes deals on all of their games including the usual spacey subjects (I’m low on time and you know who I mean ;). Then, both Strike Suit Zero (and its associated DLC) and Strike Suit Infinity are on sale on Steam.
Next, in kinda-related news, Camel101 — the folks who made Gemini Wars — launched their Kickstarter for their new non-spacey tactical game, Black Talons. Finally, in not-at-all-related news, the dev for the currently Kickstarting game Smart Q45, which is some sort of mobile puzzle game, wrote me a really nice email asking me to promote his game, so there ya go.