50 episodes

The Space Game Junkie Podcast is dedicated to space gaming of the past, present and future. We talk to developers of the latest space games, and discuss interesting topics from the world of space gaming. Join us!

Space Game Junkie Podcast Brian Rubin

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    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings

The Space Game Junkie Podcast is dedicated to space gaming of the past, present and future. We talk to developers of the latest space games, and discuss interesting topics from the world of space gaming. Join us!

    SGJ Podcast #403 – Beat Hazard 3

    SGJ Podcast #403 – Beat Hazard 3

    Yup, It’s Kinda Like This…







    Welcome to the show my friends! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I welcome on Steve Hunt of Cold Beam Games to talk about the latest in his series of music-based, twin-stick shooters, Beat Hazard 3! We talk a LOT about the design of the game, how the series has evolved, and Steve’s AMAZING history in game development (OMG he worked at DID y’all, on EF2000!). It’s a really, really fun show, so I hope y’all enjoy it.











    We’ll be doing a topic next week y’all, not sure what yet but it’ll be fun! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thank you so much for listening, and enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    SGJ Podcast #402 – Starcom: Unknown Space

    SGJ Podcast #402 – Starcom: Unknown Space

    Explore, Discover Things, and Shoot at Them







    Hey friends, welcome to this week’s show! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I welcome back Kevin Lin of Wx3 Labs to talk about the next game in his Starcom series, Starcom: Unknown Space! We around here loved the first game, so we were VERY excited to talk to Kevin about the new game. We talk a lot about balancing keeping what works but adding new stuff, the joy of exploration and much more.











    Next week we’ll welcome on the developer of Beat Hazard 3! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    SGJ Podcast #401 – Capital Command

    SGJ Podcast #401 – Capital Command

    SPLOSIONS







    Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I welcome back Alex of Hellride Games to talk about his upcoming cap ship battle extravaganza, Capital Command! We had a TERRIFIC time with the game so we gush to Alex about it, as well as come up with suggestions, and also learn about the ins and outs of solo game development. It’s a really fun show, and be sure also to try out the demo from the Steam page.











    No show next week, but in two weeks we’ll welcome back the developer of the Starcom series (yup, series) with to discuss his follow-up game, Starcom: Unknown Space! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    SGJ Podcast #400 – Rifftrax!

    SGJ Podcast #400 – Rifftrax!

    As Someone Who’s Hosted Movie Days, This View is Accurate







    Hey friends, welcome to our 400th episode! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I are doing something a little bit different for our big 400th episode. We were thinking, what could we all do together that would be fun, and Spaz came up with some Rifftrax! So I therefore recommend y’all watch the video for this one. We had a lot of fun! Note: for some reason the audio cut out for a monent or so a few minutes in.











    Next week is up in the air, as I’ve invited a guest on but haven’t confirmed their appearance, so we’re coming up with a backup topic. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.

    • 58 min
    SGJ Podcast #399 – Favorite Ship Designs

    SGJ Podcast #399 – Favorite Ship Designs

    This WOULD Have Been on the List Had I Been Allowed to Pick It!







    Welcome to this week’s show y’all! This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I talk about our favorite ship designs! This might be one where you wanna watch the YouTube video below as we show images of all the ships we talk about as we discuss them. Taking the idea from this Spaceshipper Tweet, we talk about ships that AREN’T from Star Wars or Star Trek, and we cover a LOT of ground.











    Next week is our 400th show! Yay! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums.



















    Show Notes







    This is a gallery of the ships we discussed in the order we discussed them.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    SGJ Podcast #398 – Check-In

    SGJ Podcast #398 – Check-In

    Do You Know How Many Images Under “Check In” Have Useful Creative Commons Licenses? FOUR, and this was one of them, so ENJOY.







    Welcome to this week’s show y’all. This week, Spaz, Julie, Thorston, Jacob, David and I take a break from guests and check in with ourselves and our audience to see how everyone is doing. It gets a bit raw at times, but overall it was a positive and fun exercise.











    Next week we’ll talk about our favorite spaceship designs! As always, if you have any questions or comments, please drop them in the comments below, email us at hail@spacegamejunkie.com or hit us up on the forums. Thank you for listening, and enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Zoso1701 ,

I used to be a Space Game Junkie...

...then I discovered WoW. Then, I found Steam but also had kids. SGJ has reintroduced me to Space games and reminded me of my fondness for them. Veloxxi is quick with recommendations if you ask. The hosts have a deep knowledge of the genre, consistently get interesting guests who have created lots of classic (and current) titles.

As I can't rate a 3.5, I'm going with rounding up. - The podcast gets an A for content, but a D for audio quality. I'm not sure I haven't heard an episode that isn't plagued with tech difficulties. Discord drop-outs have resulted in gaps of silence and confusion when speaking to guests. Some speakers are too quiet, others too loud, some just sound like they're talking through a rotary telephone.

That said, the unique guests and Space Game expertise allow this podcast to fill a space that none others do as well as SGJ!

DeLargest ,

Clown show

This podcast has it all:

- Regular technical difficulties like it is 2004. These guys have been doing this for years and still seemingly every other episode is plagued with repeated drop outs, missing audio, bad Skype connections, etc.

- Podcast hosts who don’t only not know how to competently podcast, but have little knowledge of the subject and make routine errors of fact.

- Hosts who regularly play games or look stuff up while recording the feed. Hey, it’s just talking. Why don’t you guys go all out and make dinner or something else really distracting while on air too?

- Cringe. It’s always fun and not at all awkward to listen to these bozos apologize to their industry guest for the sixth time because of technical difficulties or their mistakes and misstatements.

Nearly unlistenable, even when they’re talking about one of my favorite genres or interviewing fascinating devs.

Captain Koloth ,

Needs a LOT of work

I wish I could give this a higher rating. I really do. But the hosts:
1) are not knowledgeable and constantly make the same major factual errors over and over
2) think they are the most hilarious people in the universe (a failing common to most mediocre podcasts)
3) usually record the podcast while playing a video game simultaneously, both rendering the discussion itself distracted and less interesting, and also somewhat unintelligible if you're not watching the simulcast video.

No one else out there really covers this genre in this much depth and it pains me to give such a low rating, but it's simply not worth listening to in its present state.

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