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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

Evochron Mercenary Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Mercenary
Starpoint Gemini Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Starpoint Gemini
Miner Wars 2081 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Miner Wars 2081
Ascii Sector DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ascii Sector

Selected Screenshots

Register check
Screenshot from Evochron Mercenary
The Captain's menu. Here you can look at your achieved skills or enhance them.
Screenshot from Starpoint Gemini
Title screen
Screenshot from Miner Wars 2081
Main menu (note the former title from early versions)
Screenshot from Ascii Sector
Main Menu
Screenshot from X³: Terran Conflict