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 Electron Front Cover
Front cover for Elite
Nomad DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Nomad
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Elite Plus DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Elite Plus

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Nomad
Loading screen
Screenshot from Total Eclipse
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
EGA/VGA 16 colors: Title screen
Screenshot from Elite Plus
Game group created by Oleg Roschin (174020), additional games added to group by Rola (7764), Patrick Bregger (159486), piltdown_man (116359), Zerobrain (3024), Alex Z (1630), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17313), Victor Vance (6622), Sciere (385885), Terok Nor (23152), Игги Друге (44994), Yearman (19734) and vedder (20604)