This was inspired by the best pc game ever made: Starflight by Binary Systems, EA. It's loosely based on the mechanics of the game, but will have a completely different storyline and look-and-feel.
Please try it out. There's no manual yet, but when I finish it I will post it here with a manual.
1000 star systems
~4500 planets (an average of 4.5 planets per star. Actual number is unknown)
Each planet is unique and can be landed on except one with a starport (don't try to land on a planet with gravity >6g or you won't be able to launch)
Rove around on planets to collect artifacts, lifeforms, and valuable mineral
Nebulas that will cause your shields to drain during combat (your enemies have the same problem)
Wormholes that can make travel faster and cheaper
Up to 7 crew members you can train to fit into 6 fields.
8 unique races each of which can eventually become part of your crew
Artifacts (some can be used to enhance your ship or rover)
Ruins (remnants of an ancient society)
Space fairing aliens that you can talk to or fight if the need arises
Alien outposts you can trade with
Alien homeworlds you can get missions from and trade with
Pirates! Each race has the possibility of having some pirates in the galaxy
In-game player's manual. Main->Options->Instructions
I will place any new download info here:
X Flight Demo Download
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