Tag: Tharsis

SGJ Podcast #140 – Tharsis

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 […]

Let’s Play Tharsis – Entry 4 – I Get So Emotional, Baby

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series: Tharsis Review

Welcome back to this final entry looking at Tharsis, my friends! In this entry, I realize this really isn’t a game for me. It’s too emotionally draining, too anxiety-making, too panic-causing. This is less having to do with the game than with some weird, emotional, irrational anxious empathy I seem to have around games like […]

SGJ Podcast #139 – Stars in Shadow

Hello friends, and welcome to this episode of the Space Game Junkie Podcast! In this show, Jim, Hunter and I sit down with Sven Olsen (programmer and co-designer) and Jim Francis (artist and co-designer) of Ashdar Games to talk about their upcoming colorful 4X space game, Stars in Shadow! This game has been in development for […]

Let’s Play Tharsis – Entry 3 – Trying to be Positive

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series: Tharsis Review

Welcome back to Tharsis my friends! In this entry, I try to get over my own anxiety that’s making me not enjoy myself with this game. I ultimately fail. I don’t think it’s the game’s fault, though the random number generator does feel very hateful towards me (yes, me individually), but rather my own anxious […]

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