SGJ Podcast #202 – Between the Ashes


Welcome to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast my friends! This week, Jim, Hunter, newly-minted co-host Spaz and I sit down with Mike (or MjnMixael as he’s known online) to talk about his extensive Freespace 2 total conversion mod continuation thing, Between the Ashes. We talk to Mike for a while about the history of the mod, how he got involved with it, the ins and outs of Freespace Open editing, the community and a lot more. It all goes great for an hour or so…and then my Internet decides to take a dump on the bed, and the stream just has problem after problem. So while I was focused on trying to fix the stream, everyone else had a great conversation, which you can totally hear the entirety of in the audio version of the show. :)

I apologize profusely for the technical issues, and plan to spend time this very evening trying to diagnose and fix the issue. I hope it doesn’t get in the way of your enjoyment of this episode, though. :)

Next week on the show, we’ll be welcoming on the developer of the spacey procedural real time strategy game, Empyrean Frontier! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please feel to drop them below, email us at or hit us up on the forums. Thanks so much for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!

PS. Don’t forget we also still have a contest running! If you leave us a (hopefully positive) review on iTunes, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of the many game codes I have, from the entire Wing Commander series on GOG to all of the X-Wing games on Steam. Once you’ve left a review, screenshot it and email it to! The contest runs for a few more weeks, so get on it! Every ten entries adds another winner, so ten entries will yield one winner, twenty entries, two winners, etc.

PPS. I fiddled with the ending song, be sure to check it out and let me know what’cha think. ;)

Show Notes

Games Mentioned

  • Just Another Day Mod
  • Blue Planet Mod
  • Ancients Mod
  • Wings of Dawn Mod
  • Freespace 2
  • Descent: Freespace
  • Star Rangers
  • Freelancer
  • Discovery Freelancer
Author: Brian Rubin

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