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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

X: Beyond the Frontier Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X: Beyond the Frontier
Battlecruiser 3000AD DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Battlecruiser 3000AD
Frontier: Elite II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frontier: Elite II
Evochron Mercenary Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Evochron Mercenary
X-Gold Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X-Gold

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from X: Beyond the Frontier
Intro (I): Our spaceship
Screenshot from Battlecruiser 3000AD
Title screen with main menu
Screenshot from Pioneer
Title screen
Screenshot from Elite: The New Kind
Imp Trader coming home...
Screenshot from Frontier: Elite II
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (174027), additional games added to group by Rola (7766), Patrick Bregger (160687), piltdown_man (118669), Zerobrain (3024), Alex Z (1668), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17313), Victor Vance (6725), Sciere (393301), Terok Nor (23168), Игги Друге (44992), Yearman (19832) and vedder (20606)