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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

Starflight DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Starflight
X³: Gold Edition Windows Front Cover
Front cover for X³: Gold Edition
Xiphos DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Xiphos

Selected Screenshots

Title screen (EGA/Tandy)
Screenshot from Starflight
Title screen (VGA)
Screenshot from Xiphos
Loading screen
Screenshot from Total Eclipse
Title screen with main menu
Screenshot from Vega Strike
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (174028), additional games added to group by Rola (7766), Patrick Bregger (160412), piltdown_man (118509), Zerobrain (3024), Alex Z (1668), gingerbeardman (15), Alsy (17313), Victor Vance (6719), Sciere (393330), Terok Nor (23169), Игги Друге (44992), Yearman (19787) and vedder (20606)