This is the opening blurb from a great new kickstarter game project – looks awesome and yes, I wasted hours, nay days of my life playing Space Trader! Kickstarter here!
I used to play this simple little game on my Palm Treo over a decade ago — Space Trader. It’s been ported to just about every device around, and it continues to be a fun little game because it lets you take the helm of a starship (a small one at first) and navigate a random galaxy, visiting planets, buying and selling, defending yourself from pirates, upgrading your ship, and much more. I always enjoyed saving my funds to upgrade my ship to a bigger one that gave me more cargo, more powerful weapons, and even crew members. I could play as a merchant… but I could also take a turn towards the dark side and try my hand at pirating. It was a fun little game that offered up a lot of variety given its simple rules and the device’s small grayscale screen. I have some good memories of that game.