Genre: Simulation - Space trading and combat

Group Description

This group includes predominantly free-form, exploration-based games that incorporates space combat with an economy system that allows (and usually requires) the player to trade with organizations or entire planets, typically with the goal of outfitting, enhancing, and strengthening the player-controlled ship to perform better in combat. Elite (1984) is commonly considered the progenitor of this type of games.

In order to be included in this group, a game must feature space trading as an important gameplay element. The actual percentage of combat and trading in the game may vary; however, in most cases combat is of secondary importance compared to trading and exploration.

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Selected Covers

Miner Wars 2081 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Miner Wars 2081
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Evochron Alliance Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Alliance
Battlecruiser 3000AD DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlecruiser 3000AD

Selected Screenshots

Starting a new game. You can decide how long it will last and how difficult it will be (however, difficulty is disabled in the demo)
Screenshot from Smugglers
Title screen
Screenshot from Miner Wars 2081
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Loading screen.
Screenshot from Evochron Alliance
Intro (I): Our spaceship
Screenshot from Battlecruiser 3000AD
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181358), additional games added to group by Rola (8306), Patrick Bregger (174648), piltdown_man (138874), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1752), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17991), Victor Vance (8317), Sciere (473653), Terok Nor (25959), Игги Друге (46475), Yearman (22752) and vedder (25162)