As the CIC's 21st Birthday fast approaches, it's easy to find ourselves thinking back to how things have changed over the decades. I remember stressing about how it felt like we were late to the game in 1998 since there were already so many well established Wing Commander and space sim websites out there and we were starting fresh post-WCHS. Eventually, hundreds of other sites faded away, and while there's still a few great ones out there, not a whole lot of new entrants appear. Some of the ones that do only live in social media.
So it's especially exciting when someone does kick off a new site, puts down roots on the web and dedicates themselves to the space sim genre. In my mind, Space Game Junkie is one of these new places out there, but it's actually not very new at all. Brian Rubin founded the site way back in 2011 and has been steadily building a larger following all this time. He got a job shortly after the site first appeared, and it's been a busy part-time hobby ever since. However, he recently lost that job, and he's decided to focus full time on SGJ! We applaud the commitment, and we're excited to see what he does to help bring more space sim fans into the fold next! Check him out on the web as well as Twitter, YouTube and various other platforms. If you like what you see, you can help fund the effort on Patreon. The new push kicks off next week!
I'm writing because I recently announced I was taking Space Game Junkie full-time, and the outpouring of support has been amazing and humbling.
First off, let me say again, THANK YOU!
This means daily streams, more written content, and more of the content we already do. Read about it here, and if you could, please help me spread the word.
But OMG things are happening! Thank you all again, so much, for your support and your faith in me.