Space Sims/Strategy Games Catch-All

Hello my friends, and welcome to another week of spacey gaming! Because so much has come out in the last couple of weeks, I busted my tail to bring you three games of the week this week! First up, we have the much-anticipated dark exploration, intrigue and combat game, Sunless Skies! We then have the militaristic space combat game, Arc Savior! Finally, we have the planetary bombardment frenzy that is Worbital! To top it all off, since we're having the developer on our podcast this week, I made a new video of Rodina to get y'all caught up on the billion changes he's made since my last preview back in 2014.

On this week's podcast (Tuesday, 5:00 PM Pacific, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer), as previously mentioned, we'll welcome back Brendan Anthony, the developer of the space exploration game Rodina, to catch us all up on how the game is coming along (spoiler: it's coming along FANTASTICALLY).

That'll be it for the week friends, as we'll be taking Thursday off for Valentine's Day! Thanks so much for being awesome, and enjoy your week!

LOOKIT WHAT I GOT YOU GUISE!

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I got this because I wanna play some Star Wars Galaxies: Legends. I had an abandonware version of the installation media – which the game requires – but the launcher doesn’t wanna work with that anymore, so I shelled out for the real deal. Worth it.

Man that game was so boring when it launched.

Mixolyde wrote:

Man that game was so boring when it launched.

I've really enjoyed my time with Legends.

Hey friends, welcome back to another week of spacey gaming! This week we have only one new game of the week -- because I'm sick and so low of energy -- but I still had a wonderful time with the fantastic Voidship: The Long Journey! This week also marks the beginning of a new long-play series. Since Freespace 2 turns twenty this year, I realized I'd not played Descent: Freespace since it originally came out, so over the next several months, I'm gonna play through the entire campaign and Silent Threat expansion using the Freespace Open ports. Finally, tomorrow I'll have a video up of Starsector because...

This week on the Podcast (Tuesday, 5:00 PM Pacific, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer), we welcome the developer of the amazing, AMAZING space sandbox that is Starsector!

Finally, on Thursday's LAN Party (Thursday, 5:00 PM Pacific, Twitch, YouTube, Mixer), we'll return to the hilarity that is Divinity: Original Sin.

Thanks for being awesome y'all!

Starsector? Why do I feel like that I know that name from a loooong time ago?

garion333 wrote:

Starsector? Why do I feel like that I know that name from a loooong time ago?

It used to be called Starfarer.

I'm about to fire up Stellaris's (most recent, I think?) DLC Megacorp. It's been fun firing up that game every few months and seeing how it evolves with each new addition. Apparently one of the galactic-scale organizations you can start is a religion. It will be very interesting to see how this next game turns out.

Veloxi wrote:

Oommmggggggggg you guys

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

Man, look how far they've come. It's amazing.

garion333 wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

Oommmggggggggg you guys

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

Man, look how far they've come. It's amazing.

I know, from the wonderfully clunky original Starpoint Gemini nearly ten f*cking years ago now to what the series has become. It's extraordinary.

HOLY sh*t THIS BUNDLE YOU GUYS

https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/...

WISHLIST IT YOU MOTHERf*ckERS.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

Veloxi wrote:

WISHLIST IT YOU MOTHERf*ckERS.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

Since you asked nicely...

Veloxi wrote:

Oommmggggggggg you guys

https://store.steampowered.com/app/9...

Gotta admit, I'm kind of nostalgic for a Wing Commander reboot. Or even a sequel.

Veloxi wrote:

HOLY sh*t THIS BUNDLE YOU GUYS

https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/...

...annnnnd I've finally bought Distant Worlds.

fogrob wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

HOLY sh*t THIS BUNDLE YOU GUYS

https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/...

...annnnnd I've finally bought Distant Worlds.

Yaaaayyyyyyyy!

fogrob wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

HOLY sh*t THIS BUNDLE YOU GUYS

https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/...

...annnnnd I've finally bought Distant Worlds.

I'd catch some LP's before you make your mind up, this is not Civ in space

Veloxi wrote:

You guys, Objects in Space is hitting 1.0 on March 1st! YAY!

https://flatearthgames.cmail20.com/t...

Great to hear.

So this game has been on my radar for a while now (eh? eh??).

Anyone know if the price will be going up at 1.0?

Aaron D. wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

You guys, Objects in Space is hitting 1.0 on March 1st! YAY!

https://flatearthgames.cmail20.com/t...

Great to hear.

So this game has been on my radar for a while now (eh? eh??).

Anyone know if the price will be going up at 1.0?

I don't, honestly.

Aaron D. wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

You guys, Objects in Space is hitting 1.0 on March 1st! YAY!

https://flatearthgames.cmail20.com/t...

Great to hear.

So this game has been on my radar for a while now (eh? eh??).

Anyone know if the price will be going up at 1.0?

Available on Steam now for $17.99 (US).

Today is an amazing day y'all, because NOT only did Objects in Space hit 1.0:

https://steamcommunity.com/games/824...

But Helium Rain released a modding kit:

https://steamcommunity.com/games/681...

AND is now available on the Epic Store:

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-U...

A glorious day indeed.

Veloxi wrote:

But Helium Rain released a modding kit:

https://steamcommunity.com/games/681...

AND is now available on the Epic Store:

https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-U...

A glorious day indeed.

You left out the detail that it's FREE on the Epic games store. Just thought that might interest some people, but what do I know...

Odd that Epic has the mod kit but not the game. They seem to be confused about it themselves as some of the pages on their site talk about the game separately, but I can't find it in the store itself.

Huh. Galimulator is quite interesting once you take control of an empire.

Friends, welcome to another amazing week of space gaming, and we have a LOT for y'all! Our first game of the week is the wonderful and charming and amazing Objects in Space!! Our second game of the week is the unique mix of 4X gameplay both on a planetary and galactic scale known as Predestination! Finally, in this week's Descent: Freespace entry, we make a daring and difficult raid to capture a Shivan cruiser!

Since I have a houseguest this week y'all, there won't be either a podcast or a LAN party stream this week, but we'll be back next week, so check the calendar to see what's coming up in the weeks ahead! Thanks so much for being awesome y'all!

Two of Veloxi's vids sold me on Objects In Space.

Rat Boy wrote:

Two of Veloxi's vids sold me on Objects In Space.

I've got about 7 hours into the 1.0 build and I can attest that it's the real deal.

SUPER pleased with the game.

Rat Boy wrote:

Two of Veloxi's vids sold me on Objects In Space.

SO happy to hear that!

Aaron D. wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

Two of Veloxi's vids sold me on Objects In Space.

I've got about 7 hours into the 1.0 build and I can attest that it's the real deal.

SUPER pleased with the game.

Yeah, me too. I'm gonna be with this one for a looooong time.

Let's see, my freighter's the Clan McLeod and I saw two others called the JSA Corey and the Lemoyne Raiders. I guess I know what the devs are in to.