SGJ Podcast #140 – Tharsis

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Welcome to the Space Game Junkie Podcast my friends! In this episode, Jim, Hunter and I sit down with Producer Matt Hickman of Choice Provisions about their crew and risk management Earth-to-Mars space game, Tharsis! This is a game that’s garnered a lot of emotion on the part of its players as well, moreso than most other games I’ve seen in this genre, so I also invited on two fans and friends of the show — Ben Parrish and Mark Hewitt — of the game to explain how they feel about the game, both positively and negatively respectfully. Now this was an odd show, and it’s entirely my fault, as I had to, at several points, step away and mute my mic due to a plumbing issue in my apartment. Thanks to my cohosts as well as Ben and Mark for keeping the conversation flowing. Overall it was a good discussion about the expectation of gamers, the mechanics of the game and a lot more!

Next week, we’ll be talking to the developers of Planetary Prospectors: A.R.M., an interesting spacey miney game that I’m still trying to wrap my head around, in a good way. :) Thanks for watching/listening, and don’t forget to hit us up at if you have a suggestion for a topic or a guest. Enjoy the show! :)

Author: Brian Rubin

1 thought on “SGJ Podcast #140 – Tharsis

  1. Hey Veloxi, this was one of the better episodes in a long time. I really liked the format with the pro/con gamer guests joining Matt. It’s also making me take a longer look at a game that hadn’t caught my attention when I read about it before.

    I always listen to SGJ as a podcast while I’m driving (rather than watch the video), so to me the best episodes are the ones that focus more on conversation than on watching one of you play a game.

    I can see how watching the panicked crew faces would push your buttons, though.

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