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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

Elite Plus DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Elite Plus
Hyperspeed DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Hyperspeed
SunDog: Frozen Legacy Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Elite Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Elite

Selected Screenshots

EGA/VGA 16 colors: Title screen
Screenshot from Elite Plus
Title screen
Screenshot from Hyperspeed
Title screen
Screenshot from SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Title Sequence
Screenshot from Elite