Major space sim hub Space Game Junkie has kicked off a big replay of the Wing Commander series. As we've mentioned previously, lots of people are doing things like this, so we just highlight a few of the higher profile ones where the author has insightful commentary regarding the series' backstory or another unique take. SGJ has dabbled in Privateer recently, but this is intended to kick off a full series retrospective. He even has plans to cover Academy and Armada, which will be a treat since these don't get nearly the attention they deserve. I get chills just hearing him talk about the chills that the game's music and atmosphere inspire. The first five episodes are linked below (click the icon in the top left are starting the video to display the menu of other clips). If you don't see the playlist dropdown, find them here.
Welcome to Wing Commander, my friends! In this series, we'll be playing all of the Wing Commander games, from this one to Armada to Prophecy and everything in between. This week we start with the first game, and in this entry, we do three missions, two patrols and an escort mission. I do pretty well, as I get promoted and move up on the leaderboard! Yay!
The 3-D Space Combat Strategizer
Pix and Dennis Mull have both recently found an interesting compilation by Empire Interactive. The set bundles together Wing Commander, Civilization, War in the Gulf and Frontier: Elite II all in one pack. Two of them are space sims, plus there's a tank sim and a classic turn-based 4X - not unlike hundreds of various '90s packs. (2019-01-21)
Annual Community Vote Begins!
With 2018 now well in the rear view mirror and 2019 well on its way, it's time for us to jump into our annual fan project contest. We took nominations over the last couple months and have come up with this list of noteworthy endeavors to recognize. Of course, the standard disclaimer applies: this is by no means an exhaustive list of super cool things that Wingnuts have been up to lately. (2019-01-20)
Denis Loubet Remembers Aaron Allston
Former Origin artist Denis Loubet has completed another portrait. This one is a tribute to his friend and fellow Wing Commander veteran Aaron Allston. Sadly, Mr. (2019-01-19)
Chinese Secret Missions Now a Little Less Secret
Christian Klein posted these neat pics of the Secret Missions made for China/Taiwan. We've previously posted about a number of Chinese ports in the past, including WC1, SM2, WC2 and the Special Operations, but it's possible that I've not seen the SM1 before. It's nice to close the loop on that! (2019-01-18)
Wing Commander Jazz Album Discs Ready to Ship!
There's good news on George Oldziey's live Wing Commander jazz album. The production copies have finally come back, so George is ready to ship discs out to project backers. Very coolalbum art was created by SabreAce, which you can see below. (2019-01-17)