Both of These in Abundance Today…
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. ;)
- Deep Space Settlement – There’s a new video showing off some awesome looking gameplay, and new screenshots of shield generators in action. Now stop bugging me, Matthias. ;) (Actually, don’t, someone bugging me would actually be awesome)
- Elite: Dangerous – Rock, Paper Shotgun has two articles covering the game, one an impressions piece covering the alpha, the other a chatroom article between some of their writers.
- Wing Commander – The CIC has word of George Oldziey’s Kickstarter campaign and how it’s going, along with some stories he’s shared from his days composing for the third and fourth installments in the series.
- The Last Federation – According to a post on the official forums, the game has been delayed until April, which personally is fine by me. Get it done right, not quickly, I like to say. :)
- PULSAR: Lost Colony – The alpha version of the game is on track to be released…OMG, today!…according to their Kickstarter. Can’t wait to get mine, so stay tuned for a preview! :)
- Interstellaria – The developer shared some pieces from their Design a Ship contest, which I believe is currently ongoing.
- Kerbal Space Program - The devs have launched a logo contest for the various Kerbin manufacturers, around two dozen in all. Have artistic skills? Check it out!
- Galaxial – A new blog entry has a stress test video and some new screenshots as well, and it looks to be coming along nicely.
- Star Citizen – Tons of new stuff lately on this one! From the official site, they announced that they’ve reached $39 million in crowdfunding, with a procedural R&D team being hired as the $41 million stretch goal, which has me damned excited. There’s also a new Ten for the Chairman video, a new episode of The Next Great Starship, a concept art gallery for the Mustang (a new low-level ship in the game) and part four of their ongoing DATELINE: SESEN fiction series. Elsewhere, Eurogamer is reporting that CI has teamed with Warhorse — the developer of the awesome looking Kingdom Come RPG — to help each other make the most of the Crytek engine. Finally, Stick and Rudder looks at the ongoing and confusing backlash effect surrounding the game which, like the author, I don’t understand. WHEW!
- 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!
- Space Engineers – A new version of the game is out, and a new video details all the changes and updates.
- New Games – Finally, in kinda news, I found a bevy of new games recently through friends or perusing the usual digital distribution sites. In the more serious, core-gamey column, these include Crater Maker (which is also in a currently running Humble Bundle), Out There, Orbit, and Ascent – The Space Game (love that title). In the more casual gaming column, we have Space Smasher and Luna’s Wandering Stars. Check ‘em out!
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! :)
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Getting the Director’s Cut Treatment…
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. :)
SO MUCH NEWS IN ONE WEEK!!!
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!
- Wayward: Terran Frontier – OMG their Kickstarter launched, so head on over there and check it out!!
- Star Citizen – Lots of news from these folks lately, including concept art of the Geddon system, some in-game lore called This Day in History: A Dangerous Flight, a lore builder article on squadrons and electronics, a video interview with UI designer Brandon Evans and a new installment of Ten for the Chairman (and the fifth, apparently) in which Chris Roberts answers a bunch of fan questions! Wheeeew!
- Galcon Legends – Seemingly out of nowhere this appeared on Steam, and it’s currently on sale, so check it out!
- Approaching Infinity – One month after the Kickstarter’s closure, the dev wrote a blog entry about how things are coming along.
- RymdResa – Thanks to The Mittani for letting me know about this intriguing looking procedurally generated space game, which I hope to find out more about soon.
- LeapDrive Online – The dev of this game emailed me to tell me about its existence, and it looks cool. It’s a spacey ARPG with procedurally generated levels that are also shared between players. I can’t wait to try it.
- Starpoint Gemini II – Not only is the game gonna support the Oculus Rift, but it’s just gotten a massive update that adds fighter wings, more space traffic and so on! Can’t wait to try it!
- Eterium – A new version of the beta has been launched, along with a new demo! 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!
- Wing Commander – Some fun stuff from CIC. First is a fan-made strategy game set in the game’s universe, along with a couple of Let’s play videos of the two Secret Missions packs for the first game, one of which is five HOURS long. Now that’s committment! :)
- Star Trek Online – First, word that executive producer Daniel Stahl is stepping down to work elsewhere at Cryptic, apparently on an “exciting new project”. They also have a blog post talking about revamping the Undine space combat experience.
- Kerbal Space Program – Their blog is updated so often now I can barely keep up, so check it out because I sooo don’t feel like listing all this stuff individually, as awesome as it is.
- Endless Space – There’s a new patch that makes changes to The Harmony and The Vaulters, and fixes maybe half a dozen bugs.
- Galactic Starfighters – Sorry, not using the whole title, too many colons. That said, apparently early access is now available and the folks at The Escapist have given it a go with mixed results.
- EVE Online – The Mittani has an article talking about balance interations in Rubicon 1.1, including drone shields, interceptor agility and more.
- GoD Factory: Wingmen – Apparently they’re just about to reach their internal beta! Yaaay!
- Epic Space Online – A new version of the beta adds improved engine noise and fixes several bugs.
- FleetCOMM : Operation Vigrior – A new update on their Kickstarter looks at the game’s swarm AI.
- Sublight – I just discovered this ship building, crewing and trading game on Desura, and it looks pretty nifty, so I hope to check it out soon.
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!!!
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Still the Best Graphic for the Job…
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!
The News Sure Piles Up…
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 unofficial game trailers 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…)
- Star Citizen – There’s a new entry in A Separate Law, a letter from Chris Roberts about passing $18 million in crowdfunding, and the latest episode of the Wingman’s Hangar (which I didn’t know one could get on YouTube or I’d have linked them sooner, sorry). Also, there’s a Massively interview with CI’s Ben Lesnick and Dave Haddock about the game (thanks Wing Commander CIC for the link).
- Star Trek Online – Part seven of Massively’s visit to Cryptic is online, as is an interview with some of the game’s developers on the G & T Show.
- Kaiser Earth – A new game mode called Super Kaiser Earth is on the way with a more direct control style. I need to give this game a whirl.
- Elite: Dangerous – The latest edition of their newsletter (thanks Wild Bill! for sending it along) discusses the creation of stations and ships.
- EVE Online – If you recall, I mentioned a bit ago that an anniversary edition of the game is coming out which includes a Rifter USB hub. Well, a fan got his hands on an early version of the Rifter, and it is sexy (she’s always been one of my favorite looking ships in EVE). In other news, The Mittani is reporting that, just a week after being released with Odyssey 1.1, the first Moracha has been destroyed already, an another expensive ship, a Caldari Raven valued at 60 billion ISK, has been lost, N3 is evicting The Gorgon Empire ships from its systems and aparently TRIBE will be disbanding.
- Drox Operative – A new beta patch has some planetary-based fixes, racial fixes and so on.
- Wing Commander – Thanks to podcast co-host Jim for first pointing this out to me. Apparently Howard Day — who we talked to recently on the podcast — felt inspired by the recent Star Citizen hangar and decided to create a Concordia hangar in Unity wherein one could walk around a ConFed Broadsword bomber (one of my faaaaves). It’s REALLY awesome, so go check it out.
- ScrumbleShip – There’s a new screenshot of…something…I forget what, since I snagged it from Twitter and lost the Tweet…looks cool though…The dev also has a post about porting cross-platform games to OSX for the techically minded.
- Star Conflict – The devs have released their revised game development plan, which is pretty cool of them. I’m always a fan of this sort of transparency.
- Kerbal Space Program – The devs have released a features video looking at some of the new stuff in the upcoming 0.22 version.
- Infinite Pixels – A new alpha gives the game a much nicer cell-shaded look along with new enemies and other fixes. There’s a new video to show all this off, too.
- PULSAR: Lost Colony – There’s a new video Q&A up in which the developers answer fan questions.
- Starlight Conflict – Apparently they’ve been approved for Steam! Horray, congrats to the team, that’s a big deal! :)
- Ring Runner – Those who own the game should have access to the beta of the new MOBA-like mode, according to this update. I’ve not tried it myself, though. :/
- X Rebirth – There’s a new nearly five-minute preview video available to make your video card cry (or maybe it’s just mine).
- Echelon – Pixelmusement continues their excellent coverage of classic DOS games with this popular title from 1987.
- Kickstarters – I found two of ‘em to share with y’all, Hadron’s Forge and Cimmerian Space. Check ‘em out!
Now, in deals, there are a decent few for y’all! First off, Gamefly is having a Kalypso sale which includes Legends of Pegasus for $15.99. Then, Greeman Gaming is having a Value Pack Week which includes plenty of sales, most notably Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity for $6.79, which oddly isn’t included in the Stardock complete pack for $56.97 (but Rebellion is), and finally, they have a Strike Suit Zero pack for $13.49.
Finally, in related news, since Gearbox is lending its support to the (now entitled) Homeworld: Shipbreakers, the game will no longer be free-to-play but a full commercial product! Hooray!
That’s it for today folks! Have a great one!
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Help Me Puppy! I’m Burred in News!
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…
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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.
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PILE ON THE NEWS!
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…
- X Rebirth – OMG, the game popped up on Steam (with a release date of 11/15/13!), and along with a new trailer, there’s a new video on the controls in the game, both of which will be embedded below. Yay!
- Distant Worlds: Shadows – A massive new patch for the game has been released that, among other things, adds empire corruption to the pirate empires! SWEET!
- Drox Operative – Speaking of patches, there’s a new beta patch for this game as well, and it adds stuff like station-specific quests! Nifty! There’s also a new interview with developer Steven Peeler over on Game Wisdom.
- Star Citizen – A buncha news for this game today, including the release of part five of A Separate Law, a fan spotlight covering comics and fiction and an interview with environment artist David Opreska, which I’ll embed below as well.
- Strike Suit Zero – According to an update on their Kickstarter, final versions of both the Mac and Linux versions of the game have been released. Wooohoo!
- Endless Space – A new beta patch has been released which does various stuff.
- EVE Online – Over on The Mittani, after an update on the ongoing Providence War, news came down that the war has ended in a cease fire. There’s also news that TEST’s capital ship fleet was destroyed by Black Leigon. Wow, lots of drama in there. Beyond the drama, there’s also a spotlight article on hisec mercenaries.
- Wayfarer: The Outer Reaches – This game was announced in the latest round of games to be greenlit on Steam! Congrats to the developers!
- FleetCOMM : Operation Vigrior – After a long quiet period, the devs are back with an update that they’ll be showing off the game at PAX Prime 2013. Dang, wish I was going!
- Horizon – Over on YouTube, user malkuth1974 has a new Let’s Play video of the game in action, which reminds me that I need to return to it soon. This will also be embedded below.
- Star Conflict – The devs are running a comic contest where one can win in-game currency, and also information on their Teamspeak server for anyone who needs it.
- Star Trek Online – The latest Legacy of Romulus dev blog is up looking at a dilithium mine project. They’ll also be having a Summer giveaway next week wherein you can get items in the C-Store. Wheee!
- Starsector – There are some cool animated GIFs of the game in action over on the game’s forum.
- Miner Wars 2081 – Gamasutra has posted a postmortem on the game by developer Marek Rosa.
- Wayward Terran Frontier – Rock, Paper Shotgun has a lovely little writeup of the game, of which you can learn more about on their official site.
- Universal Civilization – I have never heard of this game before, but it just popped up on Desura. I have no idea if it’s final or in development, but I’ll likely give it a look soon.
- And Here the Wheel – Apparently the first draft of this Elite: Dangerous novel is done!
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.
That’s it folks! Have an awesome weekend!
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Watch Out for Inky Fingers!
Hellloooo my wonderful friends, and happy Friday! I hope y’all had a great week and are looking forward to an excellent weekend. Since I had to miss the news yesterday, there’s an extra amount of goodness to go over, so let’s get to it!
- Star Ruler 2 – Imagine my surprise when I go to one of my regular forums, and I see a thread about this very game out of nowhere. I’ll admit I didn’t spend a ton of time with the original game, but these guys worked very hard on post-release support for it, so I’m very happy to see that a sequel will be coming our way. You can learn more about the game on the official site, and read their first dev diary on the galactic economy. We’ll also have folks from Blind Mind on the podcast next week to discuss the game more (as much as they can, at least). ;) Yay!
- Drox Operative – There’s a new beta patch for y’all to try, and allows stations to be built near wormholes, better quest rewards based on distance from the originator and so on. Great stuff.
- Kerbal Space Program – One of my favorites sites on the Internet, Gamers with Jobs, has a lovely little story about trying to land on the Mun. Glad to see ‘em having some space game love. :)
- Strike Suit Zero – If you’re lucky enough to have an Occulus Rift, you can now play this game using the device if you have the latest beta. This video gives more deets, and it’ll also be embedded below.
- Star Citizen – Through continued crowdfunding efforts, they’ve now raised $15 million for the game, so congrats to the Cloud Imperium team! Also on the official site, you can see some fan ship designs, read the latest installment of A Separate Law, learn more about starship manufacturer Origin Jumpworks and watch an interview with art producer Harry Jarvis, which I’ll also embed below.
- EVE Online – First off, the official site has a guest blog entry on CSM voting. Then, The Mittani has numerous articles covering topics such as command ship changes, the military director of TEST’s resignation and the fight in Fountain over moons.
- Limit Theory – The latest development video is up, and I know I can’t wait to watch it. It’ll also be embedded below.
- Freespace Open – The latest HLP Newsletter has been released, and it has word of new campaigns and lots of new screenshots of renders in progress. Love it.
- Beyond Beyaan – Some new UI images of new game and race selection have been released. I love how this is coming along.
- Star Trek Online – A new Legacy of Romulus development blog entry talks about Romulan temporal ships. They look sexy as hell. I want one.
- GoD Factory: Wingmen – You can now see some images of new menus in progress. Nice stuff!
- Wings of Saint Nazaire – Thanks to multiple people for reminding of this one, but Rock, Paper Shotgun has a little article covering this recent entry in the space game development scene (at least recent to me). ;)
- Skyjacker – The awesome looking Starship Constructer is supposed to be released today, according to their Kickstarter. Hopefully I’ll get my copy soon so I can tinker.
- Kickstarters – I found some new spacey Kickstarters for y’all to check out: Spacecraft: Galaxies, Yargis and Beyond Black Space. If I had to back one of them myself, it’d be Beyond Black Space, but I’m on the fence myself.
Finally, we have some deals today. GOG is having one of their big weekend sales, and you can get Strike Suit Zero for $7.99, which is a damned fine price. Also, if you’re in England, you can get Ring Runner for €8.49 from FireFlower Games.
That’s it folks, have an awesome weekend!!
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News. You Know It. You Love It.
Helllllooooooooo everyone, and happy Tuesday! How y’all doin’? Me? I think I’m coming off of a space game break…or at the very least, a “I only wanna play Skyrim” break. Those seem to crop up every once in a while, but thankfully I was able to put a bunch of hours in it recently and get it out of my system, so now I’m excited about other games again! Yay balance (at least I hope this is balance)! I have a good deal of stuff that needs catching up, too, primarily Ring Runner, which deserves a review, as well as Distant Worlds: Shadows and a Historicon report covering Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager, all of which should be up within a week-ish. :) Now with that out of the way, let’s divei nto some news! :)
- Eterium – This Kickstarter has twenty hours to go and a little less than $5,000 needed to reach its goal, so it’s likely gonna be close. There’s also a look at an escort mission as well as a look at improved lighting and more.
- Star Citizen – You can see some renders of the UEE Marine on the official site, there’s an interview with Chris Roberts on TenTonHammer and on Facebook they’ve posted word that Chris Roberts will be giving a Q&A tonight entitled “The Art of Indie Video Games: How to use Crowdfunding to achieve your goals” which will be streamed on Twitch.tv as well.
- EVE Online – According to Eurogamer, the largest online space battle ever — with around 4,000 players — took place this past weekend in the 6VDT system. The Mittani has a two reports on the massive battle which make for intriguing reading. Part of the drama leading up to this included TEST ceding stations and some confusion over alliance standings, or so that’s how I read it. Unrelated is the news that popular corp Drunk ‘n’ Disorderly is disbanding due to burnout.
- Syder Arcade – If you wanna see a new HYPER-FAST ACTION TRAILER, follow the link or click below.
- Strike Suit Zero – The folks at Tech Radar have an article looking at the Oculus Rift and uses this game as an example of how awesome we all hope it’ll be.
- OreSome – Apparently the tech tree is done and the game is that much closer to kinda being finished!
- Deep Space Settlement – Their IndieDB has a new video entiled “3rd law of motion“. No idea what it’s about, but it’ll also be embedded below.
- Infinite Pixels – Their latest alpha, 0.2.0, has been released — with a new video which I’ll embed below — and they’re also now on Steam Greenlight, so go vote for ‘em!
- Starlight Inception – A new installment of Inside the Ready Room is available for your reading pleasure, detailing where they are in production.
- Beyond Beyaan – Brent has upload a new blog post covering the Fleet UI in the game, which looks much more streamlined than before.
- Star Trek Online – There’s an awesome new wallpaper online called “In Enemies, Find Allies” which I am totally downloading.
Next up, in deals, Steam’s weeklong deals include Space Empires IV Deluxe for $2.49 and Space Empires V for 3.74. If you ask me, IV is the one to get.
Finally, in related news we have a few things. First up, Space Sector has an interview with Ian McNeil of the Slitherine Group about their upcoming Sci-Fi titles taken at Historicon (an article covering which I’m also working on). Then, Eurogamer has word of twenty cancelled Star Wars games being recently revealed, one of which was Star Wars: Han Solo, so one thinks there’d be some Millennium Falcon flying action in there. Finally, podcast co-host Jim has a new podcast called Your Favorite Podcast, and brought me on to talk about indie games and press conferences. Check it out.
That’s it for today. Have an awesome day y’all!
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