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Federation of Free Traders is a space simulation/exploration game that is quite similar to an earlier title, Elite. The player is able to zoom around in space while trading goods, undertake missions, or simply explore the galaxy (which consists of over 8 million planets).

There is a significant amount of playable options in FOFT and a considerable attention is paid to detail. For instance, if the player becomes tired of roaming through outer space they skim a planet or two (which plays in a similar fashion to David Braben's other game, Virus).

During the docking sequence players can create their own programs for automated functions, using a built-in BASIC like language called SIMPLE.


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Zzap! Jul, 1989 96 out of 100 96
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Computing Sep, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The One Jul, 1989 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Jul, 1989 76 out of 100 76
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Amiga User International Aug, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Sep, 1989 69 out of 100 69
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1989 560 out of 1000 56


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Withdrew of all copies of the Atari ST version after release

Shortly after release Gremlin had to withdrew all copies of the Atari ST version because of serious bugs: the copy protection prevented the game from saving to disk, which was undetected in quality control. Beside this and other bug fixes also a Quick-Start Guide to bring you to the first mission was added.
kvitkanin (80) added FOFT: Federation of Free Traders (Amiga) on Apr 15, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Dietmar Uschkoreit (5946)