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

SunDog: Frozen Legacy Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Starflight DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Starflight
Hyperspeed DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Hyperspeed
Space Rogue Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Space Rogue
Elite Electron Front Cover
Front cover for Elite

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from SunDog: Frozen Legacy
Title screen (EGA/Tandy)
Screenshot from Starflight
Title screen
Screenshot from Hyperspeed
Introduction: Ready for liftoff.
Screenshot from Space Rogue
Graphics selection menu
Screenshot from Lightspeed
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181378), additional games added to group by Rola (8309), Patrick Bregger (184430), piltdown_man (143155), Zerobrain (3093), Alex Z (1752), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (18006), Victor Vance (8895), Sciere (489052), Terok Nor (26190), Игги Друге (46473), Yearman (22875) and vedder (25684)