Trade Wars 2002

aka: TW2002, TWGS
Moby ID: 3340
DOS Specs


Much like Elite, Tradewars 2002 is considered a space trading game, but it gives you a perfect mix between strategy and action by allowing you to play against other people and giving you options such as building citadels and ports.

A text based game who found it's popularity by being played through dial-up BBSs, Tradewars has evolved dramatically since it's first release. It now allows multiplayer action and is easily playable over the internet through any telnet client. You can also set up your own server for people to play at and it's still costs nothing to play.

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Credits (DOS version)

5 People

ver 2 - Wide Beta 3 - Copyright 1990-1994
ANSI art by (uncredited)
Brought to you by
  • Martech Software Inc.
Additional programming



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ANSI in action Pseudo_Intellectual (66248) Jun 26, 2015


Drew Markham, artist of many of the game's striking ANSI art screens, is paid homage to in the name of the Markham Space Tech company, builder of the (largely Federation-only) ships the Valiant, Intrepid, Dauntless, Excelsior and the Assault Carrier.


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Game added by Joel Gonzales.

Additional contributors: Pseudo_Intellectual.

Game added February 23, 2001. Last modified May 2, 2023.