Space Game Junkie Podcast

Space Game Junkie Podcast

A love letter to space gaming, with interesting topics and developer interviews.

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September 22, 2022 73 min

Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I welcome back Arthur Moyer and Paul Blessing Laser Beams & Particle Streams Software, Inc. to talk about their upcoming space combat city builder thing, Rank: Warmaster! We talk a LOT about the origins of the game (it was originally...

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Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I welcome back Jasper Pol, the developer behind my most anticipated game, the space taxi driver game known as Taxinaut (which just hit Steam by the way so you should all buy it, or buy it on Itch and get...

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Hey friends, welcome to the show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I do show antithetical to the one we did last week, wherein this time we talk about things in gaming that we love. Not just specific games either, but things in multiple games that just speak to us. It’s a fun...

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Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I have some things we need to get off our chests. Typically during a show, one of our tangents involves our continued disappointment with two of the biggest names in space gaming: Elite Dangerous and Star Citizen. Well in this episode,...

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August 12, 2022 72 min

Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about the joy of a good co-op game. We discuss our favorites, what we think goes into a really good co-op game, what we wish some games did better, and a lot more. Next week, we’ll be airing...

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Friends, I am so sorry this is late. Somehow last week got away from me. Anyway. this week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about a topic near and dear to my heart: pilot sims versus plane sims. I love flight sims, particularly pilot-focused sims like Tornado, EF2000, 1942: Pacific Air War, whereas...

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Hey friends, sorry this was so late, I had it all ready to go last week before I went out of town, but the site was down so I couldn’t make a post! So sorry! Anyway, this week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about our concern over gaming and whether CEOs are...

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July 14, 2022 79 min

Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David (new co-host) and I fully intend to sit down and talk about the legendary developer/publisher house that was and is MicroProse. We START talking about it, and then find out that Why485, the developer of Tiny Combat Arena — an amazing MicroProse-inspired...

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June 30, 2022 67 min

Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I sit down to (mostly, with some tangents) talk about gatekeeping, especially in gaming. This happens all the time to marginalized folks for a variety of reasons, and my god I had no idea just how bad it was. I learned...

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Hey friends, welcome to the show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I talk about genres that we feel have gotten stale, or stagnated, the more we’ve played them. We start with space 4X games and just go off on several genres, plus a bunch of tangents. It’s a fun show where we cover...

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Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I welcome back Adam Solo, formerly of SpaceSector.com, currently of Praxis Games, to talk about the latest expansion to their excellent spacey 4X, Interstellar Space: Genesis, entitled Evolving Empires! We talk about the leap from blogger to game developer, what goes into...

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Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I have a short but sweet conversation about licensed games. We had a hard stop at an hour, so it’s a bit shorter than usual, but we had a lot of fun being pleasantly surprised and sadly shocked at not only...

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Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I welcome back Chris McElligott Park, and welcome for the first time Willard Davis, both of Arcen Games, to talk about AI War 2 and it’s latest expansion, the Neinzul Abyss! We talk about both Arcen’s long history, the long history of...

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May 12, 2022 68 min

Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I sit down with Leyla and Soren Johnson, both of Mohawk Games, to talk about their upcoming historical, character-driven 4X, Old World. We’re all giddy as heck about this game, so it was a thrill to talk to Leyla and Soren...

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Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I sit down with Andrew Watson, the sole developer of the PC and mobile space adventure game, Millikan’s Reach! While we do talk about the game, but also talk a lot about science fiction, unity development, space gaming and a lot more....

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April 21, 2022 83 min

Welcome to the show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I talk about representation in video games, how it’s going, how it’s reacted to and so on. We primarily talk about ethnic and LGBTQ representation, but also the representation of the disabled as well. It’s a spicy topic that covers a lot of...

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Welcome to this episode of the podcast! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I welcome back Egosoft Co-Founder Bernd Lehahn to talk about Tides of Avarice, the latest expansion for X4, as well as the whole series as a whole. It’s a very lively chat in which we talk about the game, the series,...

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April 7, 2022 79 min

Welcome to this week’s podcast y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I welcome back Glen Pawley to talk about the new Bloodlines expansion for this character-driven space strategy game, Star Dynasties! It’s a very fun show in which we talk about how expansions come about, balance and much more. Next week we’ll welcome...

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March 31, 2022 90 min

Welcome to the show folks! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I welcome Julie’s friend Chris “roundpeg” Dodson to talk about accessibility in gaming. Chris has his own accessibility issues, and we’ll talk about how he still plays games regardless, as well as the importance of allowing anyone who wants to be able to...

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March 24, 2022 68 min

Welcome to this week’s show, my friends! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob and I talk about free space games, both true freeware and free-to-play games. There are a lot of games we discussed, so they’re listed below! Next week on the show we’ll be discussing the topic of accessibility! As always, if you have...

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