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

Ascii Sector DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ascii Sector
X³: Terran Conflict Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Terran Conflict
Elite: Dangerous Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Elite: Dangerous
X: Rebirth Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Rebirth
Evochron Alliance Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Alliance

Selected Screenshots

Main menu (note the former title from early versions)
Screenshot from Ascii Sector
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict
Screenshot from Elite: Dangerous
Loading screen.
Screenshot from Evochron Alliance
Register check
Screenshot from Evochron Mercenary
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181359), additional games added to group by Rola (8306), Patrick Bregger (174476), piltdown_man (138851), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1752), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17991), Victor Vance (8304), Sciere (473185), Terok Nor (25940), Игги Друге (46473), Yearman (22730) and vedder (25162)