SGJ Podcast #157 – Ascent – The Space Game

Gotta Lick Them Rocks!
Gotta Lick Them Rocks!

Welcome to this latest episode of the space Game Junkie Podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Hunter and I welcome back the developer of Ascent – The Space Game, James Hicks of Fluffy Kitten Studios, to talk about their game and a host of other stuff. We had James on two years ago, and back THEN, the game was primarily browser-based and had JUST arrived as a separate executionable on Desura. Ha ha, Desura, poor things. Anyway, the game has matured quite a bit since then, and has even recently left early access! We talk about the journey the game has taken between our last podcast and this one, the perils of early access, the joy of a great community and much more! It’s a very fun discussion, I think, and I hope you agree.

Next week on the show, we welcome the developer of Falling Stars: War of Empires to talk about their recently-released board game-like space combat and strategy game. If you have a guest you’d like us to bring on, or a suggestion or question, as always you can chime in using the comment area below, email us at or hit us up on the forums. Thanks for watching/listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!

Show Notes


Games Mentioned

  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Sims 3
  • Battleborn
  • Running with Rifles
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Kohan
  • Supreme Commander
  • Star Trek Online
  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty
  • Total War: Attila
  • EVE Online
  • Elite: Dangerous
Author: Brian Rubin

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