SGJ Podcast 276 – Check In

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Hellooooo! Just Checking In!

Welcome to this week’s podcast, my friends! This week, Jim, Spaz, Hunter and I take a look back at the games we’ve previously covered on the show, to see how they’re doing. Our criteria was games in which we talked to the developer that weren’t already fully released when we spoke to them. To that end, we covered 141 games! In that, seventy games were fully released, forty-nine are still in development, and twenty-two were sadly abandoned. We also check in with each other to talk about the games we’ve been playing. It’s a fun show overall, and one of our longest.

Next week we’ll talk to the developer of the space shootey thing Apolune! As always, if you have a question or comment, drop them below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thanks so much for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Completed Games – 70

  • Episode 10 – Infinite Space 3
  • Episode 15 – Ring Runner
  • Episodes 17 & 47 – Void Destroyer – Sequel in development
  • Episode 21 – Distant Worlds – Obvious.
  • Episode 23 – Eterium
  • Episode 25 – Star Ruler 2
  • Episode 28 – Artemis
  • Episode 30 – Enemy Starfighter – Became another game.
  • Episode 38 – The Last Federation
  • Episode 39 – X Rebirth
  • Episode 41 – Galactic Civilizations III
  • Episodes 49 & 160 – SPAZ 2
  • Episodes 51 & 157 – Ascent – The Space Game
  • Episode 52 – Tactical Space Command
  • Episode 56 – Space Salvager
  • Episode 59 – Exodus of Sol
  • Episode 61 – Interplanetary
  • Episode 62 – Starship Corporation
  • Episode 65 – Zigfrak
  • Episode 69 – Starpoint Gemini 2
  • Episode 70 – Elite Dangerous
  • Episode 74 – Reassembly
  • Episode 75 – Ancient Space
  • Episode 77 – Cosmonautica
  • Episode 78 – Apollo4X
  • Episode 79 – Beyond Sol
  • Episode 80 – Gratuitous Space Battles Series
  • Episode 81 – Rebel Galaxy
  • Episode 90 – StarDrive 2
  • Episode 91 – Sol Trader
  • Episode 92 – Into the Stars
  • Episode 94 – Quintet
  • Episode 96 – Transcendence
  • Episode 104 – Zotrix
  • Episode 105 – Dimension Drive
  • Episode 113 – Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy
  • Episode 114 – Close Order
  • Episode 115 – Defect
  • Episode 116 – Battle of Sol
  • Episode 120 – Everspace
  • Episode 121 – Conflicks
  • Episode 132 – Polaris Sector
  • Episode 136 – Astrox: Hostile Space Excavation Simulator
  • Episode 138 – Star Nomad 2
  • Episode 139 – Stars in Shadow
  • Episode 140 – Tharsis
  • Episode 146 – Concealed Intent
  • Episode 150 – The Fleets of Sol
  • Episode 151 – Starpoint Gemini Warlords
  • Episode 153 – Close Order
  • Episode 156 – The Long Journey Home
  • Episode 158 – Falling Stars: War of Empires
  • Episode 159 – 3030 Deathwar Redux
  • Episode 163 – Sol Trader
  • Episode 176 – Endless Space 2
  • Episode 180 – Particle Fleet: Emergence
  • Episode 183 – BossConstructor
  • Episode 203 – Empyrean Frontier
  • Episode 208 – Deep Sixed
  • Episode 209 – Icarus Starship Command Simulator
  • Episode 210 – Spacecats with Lasers
  • Episode 211 – Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures
  • Episode 213 – Space Tyrant
  • Episode 219 – Solar Settlers
  • Episodes 224 & 266 – Helium Rain
  • Episodes 230 & 259 – Star Traders: Frontiers
  • Episode 231 – Orbital Racer
  • Episode 267 – ADIOS Amigos
  • Episode 271 – X4: Foundations
  • Episode 274 – Hypergate

Games Still in Development – 49

  • Episodes 3, 101 & 161 – Rogue System – Developer suffered a head injury, so development is on hold, but we hope it continues.
  • Episode 4 – Star Citizen – Yup.
  • Episode 14 – Rodina – Still working on it!
  • Episode 32 – Pulsar Lost Colony – Still being regularly updated.
  • Episodes 68, 168 & 236 – Imperia – Now Alliance of the Sacred Suns, still in development, albeit slowly.
  • Episode 82 – Wayward Terrain Frontier – Still in development.
  • Episodes 111 & 175 – Starfighter Inc – Still in development, about to undergo a name change, apparently.
  • Episode 127 – Descent Underground – Renamed Descent, still in development.
  • Episodes 128 & 177 – Void Destroyer 2 – Slowly coming along, looking great.
  • Episode 130 – Infinity Battlescpape – Still coming along slowly.
  • Episode 141 – Planetary Prospectors A.R.M. – Development is slow, but still ongoing. Renamed to ARM PLANETARY PROSPECTORS Asteroid Resource Mining.
  • Episode 142 – GalaCollider – Still in development, albeit a bit slow.
  • Episode 143 – Drifter – Might be in development forever.
  • Episode 145 – Wing Commander: Flat Universe – Still coming along.
  • Episode 148 – Star Command Galaxies – Slowly but steadily coming along.
  • Episode 165 – Galactineers – Development is really slow, but developer is active, so it seems to be ongoing.
  • Episode 169 – Planet Nomads – Seems to be nearly done development.
  • Episode 173 – Dual Universe – Still under development.
  • Episode 179 – Convicted Galaxy – Still being worked on, albeit slowly.
  • Episode 186 – Space Engineers – Will always be in development.
  • Episode 189 – Avorion – Still chugging along.
  • Episode 195 – Lightspeed Frontier – Still being worked on, according to its developer.
  • Episode 198 – Skywanderers – Developer still posting development videos, so it seems to be ongoing.
  • Episode 206 – Astrobase Command – Still chugging along.
  • Episode 205 – Remnants of the Precursors – Developer still seems to be working on it, though there’s not been a new alpha in a year.
  • Episode 214 – Space Impossible – Still in very active development.
  • Episode 217 – Hellion – Still coming along.
  • Episode 218 – Interstellar Space: Genesis – Making some nice headway, this one.
  • Episode 220 – Galactic Crew – Still in active development.
  • Episode 221 – Interstellar Transport Company – Still being developed actively.
  • Episode 222 – Cosmoteer – Still under very active development.
  • Episode 223 – Nightstar/Nightstar: Rogue Wings – Dev has a new VR game in development, Rogue Wings is changing direction, apparently.
  • Episode 227 – Astrox Imperium – Still under active development.
  • Episode 232 – Starship Horizons Bridge Simulator – Last update was 10/18, so it still seems to be chugging along.
  • Episode 235 – Angels Fall First – Still under active development.
  • Episode 237 – Starmancer – Ported to a new engine in September, so hopefully still in development.
  • Episode 239 – MegaWars – Has undergone a name change, but development is still ongoing.
  • Episode 242 – Undercrewed – Still in development.
  • Episode 246 – Solar Warden – Still in development.
  • Episode 248 – Age of Space – Still coming along.
  • Episode 251 – Remnant – Still in development.
  • Episode 252 – Starfighter: Infinity – Approaching late beta and release.
  • Episode 258 – Landinar: Into the Void – Coming along nicely!
  • Episode 262 – Executive Assault 2 – Coming along great.
  • Episode 264 – Noble Armada: Lost Worlds – Still seems to be in active development.
  • Episode 265 – Starcom: Nexus – Still plugging along!
  • Episode 268 – Rebel Galaxy Outlaw – Hopefully will be out soon!
  • Episode 270 – Interstellar Rift – Still making progress!
  • Episode 273 – Star Dynasties – Early in development still.

Abandoned/Incomplete Games – 22

  • Episode 13 – Dominium
  • Episode 18 – Galactose – Appears abandoned, no updates since 2016. However, was told they were at a con recently, so who knows for sure?
  • Episode 22 – Void of Darkness – Game sort of released then apparently abandoned in incomplete state, based on what I’ve played.
  • Episode 27 – Wings of Saint Nazaire – Dev moved onto Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, not sure if they’ll ever return to this one.
  • Episode 29 – Star Villains and Space Heroes – No new posts since 2013, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 34 – Mandate – Abandoned, company shut down.
  • Episode 35 – Skyjacker – Website still exists, but no new posts since 2013, appears abandonded.
  • Episode 42 – Star Quest 2 – No updates since 2013 since failed Kickstarter, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 55 – Slower than Light – No posts since 2014 after failed Kickstarter, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 99 – Space Warfare: Infinite – Seems to have been either renamed or abandoned for another game called Embers of Empire.
  • Episodes 102 & 149 – Descendants: Voidbourne – No new video or update since 2016. Seems abandoned.
  • Episode 106 – Shallow Space – Site no longer exists, game seems abandoned.
  • Episode 108 – Commander Kamala – No updates on blog or social media since 2016, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 109 – Quasar – Site no longer exists, can’t find any other updates, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 123 – Galactic Conquerers – Can’t even find info about the game, likely abandoned.
  • Episode 131 – The Final Frontier: Space Simulator – Last update in 2016, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 134 – Fringes of the Empire – Appears abandoned, still in early access, no updates in ages, dev working on a new game.
  • Episode 178 – Nebula Online – No updates since 2016, appears abandoned.
  • Episode 182 – Atomic Space Command – Appears to be abandoned.
  • Episode 207 – Sirius Online – Abandoned, developer launching follow up game after successful crowdfunding campaign.
  • Episode 225 – Daath Origins – No updates from developer since March, 2018, seems abandoned.
  • Episode 261 – Starflight 3 – After crowdfunding failed, this appears to have been abandoned.

Other Games Mentioned

  • Genesis Alpha One
  • Starsector
  • Overload
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Descent (2019)
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Metroid Series
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars: Chess
  • Raw Data
  • Starshatter – add links
  • Gemini Wars
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Battlefield: Hardline
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • EVE Online
  • Robo Recall
  • Genesis Alpha One
  • EDF 5
  • Ace Combat 7
  • Sunless Skies
  • Mechwarrior Online
  • Ace Combat 5
  • Jane’s USNF
  • Strike Commander
  • Vector Thrust
  • Warthunder
  • Steel Beasts
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • SYNTHETIK

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