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

Earth & Beyond Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Earth & Beyond
EVE Online Windows Front Cover
Front cover for EVE Online
Terminus Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Terminus
Battlecruiser 3000AD DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlecruiser 3000AD
Tachyon: The Fringe Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tachyon: The Fringe

Selected Screenshots

Title screen with main menu
Screenshot from Battlecruiser Millennium
Galactic love triangle
Screenshot from Earth & Beyond
Main menu (after the 12th expansion, Dominion)
Screenshot from EVE Online
Title
Screenshot from Terminus
Intro (I): Our spaceship
Screenshot from Battlecruiser 3000AD
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (174079), additional games added to group by Rola (7743), Patrick Bregger (162561), piltdown_man (124808), Zerobrain (3018), Alex Z (1668), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17313), Victor Vance (7144), Sciere (425655), Terok Nor (23854), Игги Друге (44982), Yearman (20054) and vedder (20984)