Sites directly related to video game titles which are primarily set in a futuristic or fictional universe beyond the earth's atmosphere. Collections of games based around a space theme (such as Star Wars or Star Trek) are listed here, even though certain individual titles may not be space combat titles. True space combat games typically allow players to pilot or command spacecraft, and allow ship-to-ship 'first person' combat. They may offer other complementary features, such as planet-based play, wingmen, trading, and roleplay.
Games that involve space flight simulation are normally listed here. Space related god games
are not listed here. Adventure
games simply set in space are listed within their respective genres.
Games in a very early stage of development should be submitted to Independent Developers
, unless they relate to an existing game series.
Space massive multiplayer game, developed by XYZ. Gameplay is based on the Elite concept of space trading and fighting, with the addition of player interaction, first person space station access, and unlimited upgrades in real-time.
Space fighter simulator, that allows players to fight head to head against others across the internet. Developed by Flying Rock Enterprises. The first release restricted players to specific arenas. Subsequent releases will introduce persistent campaign modes.
A multiplayer online space combat game, developed by Microsoft Research, and released for PC in 2000. The game involves a mixture of tactical squadron based combat and one-to-one combat, played in a persistent game world or in death match arenas.
Multiplayer space combat game, developed by Northbridge Games for Windows PC and Linux.
Sites may offer information about the game, utilities to assist play, information on game specific clans, or fictional stories written by fans or fan artwork based on the game.
This category lists sites related to the 2D online multiplayer game Astro Battle. From the official site - "Astro Battle is a multiplayer space game where players build custom spaceships to pilot against other players." It was released at the end of 2002. This category is not intended to list sites related to the late 1970s Bally/Astrovision Astrocade console game of the same name.
Bang! Gunship Elite is a space combat simulator developed by Red Storm Entertainment. The game was released for the PC and Dreamcast console during 2000. Gameplay takes the form of a series of combat intensive missions.
Series of space simulation games developed by Derek Smart. The player commands a large starship in a semi-persistent universe. This command process is sufficiently complex that the game can be regarded as strategic, rather than simply combat based. The series is possibly more famous for its development history and developer, than for the actual software. This category deals with both elements of the 'game'.
Sites listed in Battlecruiser_Series/ are concerned with more than one title in the series, or the series as a whole.
Sites submitted here must either directly relate to the flame war and/or be anti-fan sites. Both sides of the flame war may be represented here, however sites that relate to both the flame war and a series title should be submitted to the parent category
Battlesphere is an outer space shooter developed by 4-Play for the Atari Jaguar. This game was released in late 1990's after the Jaguar's death and is probably the best title for the system.
Space combat game for the Playstation, developed by Camden Studios and released in 1998.
Contains clans and/or guilds for multiplayer online games. These are often called Squadrons in Space Combat games.
Series of games for Sony Playstation by Psygnosis. Players fly space fighters through a series of missions.
Colony_Wars_Series/ lists sites that are concerned with more than one title in the series, or the series as a whole.
Instant action space combat game, which is played online against many other players. Teams of players fly star fighters, usually attempting to complete short term arena objectives.
Massively multiplayer space action strategy game developed by Palestar. Players fly space craft, including capital ships, for trade, combat, and capture of planets. The game includes elements of planetary resource management and roleplaying. Parts of the game were originally developed under the names Battle Isle
, ProjectZ, and Deepspace.
This category lists sites offering downloads of space combat games and related files.
This category lists sites related to Earth and Beyond, a space based Massive Multiplayer game. The game's servers were closed at the end of September 22, 2004.
Futuristic flight combat game, developed by Buka Entertainment, set against the backdrop of rebellion on planet Velian. Players fly a variety of craft through a series of missions. The original game is sometimes subtitled 'The Fight for Rokada 4', to differentiate it from the 'Wind Warriors' expansion pack. The Russian version of the game is called 'Storm'.
This category does not list sites related to the Real Time Strategy game of the same name developed by Midas Interactive. This category is similarly not intended to list sites related to the ZX Spectrum space combat game of the same name.
Series of space combat/trading games written by David Braben and/or Ian Bell. The player pilots a spaceship between stations which are set across several galaxies.
Elite_Series/ lists sites that are concerned with more than one title in the series, or the series as a whole. Such sites may offer information about games in the series or utilities to assist play. Sites that have very diverse content that cannot be listed under any one sub-category may also be listed here.
The Escape Velocity Series is a group of games produced by Ambrosia Software for the Macintosh. Its basically a top-view space combat game which gets more involved with plots as you progress further into the series. The game is fully expandable through easily designed plugins, which makes the games different each time you add a new plugin to your library.
Make sure your site has some sort of relevance to the Escape Velocity Series.
Hardwar is a futuristic combat flight simulator, originally published for Windows-PC in 1998. It is set in 'Misplaced Optimism', a series of craters on a neglected corporate mining moon, Titan. Players fly moths, which are tiny craft capable of flying at low altitude. The game features a complete economy, and can be played as a trading game. Hardwar is sometimes written Hardw[a]r.
Independence War is a series of starship simulations developed by Particle Systems. Games involve piloting and commanding craft through missions and free-form pirating sequences.
Sites listed in Independence_War_Series/ cover more than one title in the series, or the series as a whole. Such sites may offer information about games in the series or utilities to assist play. Sites that have very diverse content that cannot be listed under any one sub-category may also be listed here.
Sites should be submitted to the appropriate game sub-category.
Lists sites for games which are made by fans of the Space Combat genre, and are under development. This category also includes sites which assist in the creation of independent games.
Series of space combat games, in which players pilot space fighters through missions, set against a background of conflict across the solar system.
This category lists primarily Space Combat games that may only
be played online with or against hundreds of other players. This category does not list games that have both single and multiplayer options. It does not list browser based
games played over the internet, or MUDs
Space War 2000 is an incomplete Space Combat game that was scheduled to be released by Atari for the Jaguar system but was cancelled when the Atari executives saw Battlesphere. A company that bought much of Atari's computer equipment when they merged with JTS found the unfinished prototype on one of the hard drives. It is now being distributed.
Series of games designed by Mark Jordan at Metropolis Digital/Metro3D. Games feature a mixture of space fighter combat and real time strategy.
This category does not list sites related to Buzz_Lightyear_of_Star_Command
Star Control is a series of games from Accolade. The series feature elements of arcade blasting, multi-player competition and deep-space adventure.
This category is for all three official Star Control games, plus the many emerging clones.
Star Raiders is a space battle game originally developed by Doug Neubauer for Atari 8-bit machines. It was released in 1979. Star Raiders was one of the first 3D space combat games. The game was ported to other Atari systems, including the 2600 and ST. Star Raiders II was released for Atari and ZX Spectrum in 1986/7. This category lists sites about both games in the series.
Star Trek games are any games that have a Star Trek theme to them (either movies or television) Genres of the games can be anything ranging from first person shooters to strategy.
Lists sites related to commercial video games that are based on Star Wars movies
or associated paraphernalia such as novels. Games listed here may be of any genre.
Sites related to Star Wars in general, not specifically to Star Wars games, should be submitted within Arts
Space combat fighter simulator series developed by StarWraith3D Games.
For the listing of sites offering information on the action game Subspace.
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Space combat game developed by Novalogic. The game was released for Windows PC in 2000. The player takes on the role of Jake Logan, a mercenary fighter pilot.
Sites may offer information about the game, utilities to assist play, or fictional stories written by fans or fan artwork based on the game.
Series of 'space-combat-on-planetary-surface' games developed by Terminal Reality. Players fly space craft across and within planetary surfaces and structures. There are strong similarities to the Descent
series of games.
Terminus is a persistent universe RPG, in space. It is a 3D simulation set in our Solar System, two hundred years in the future. In a time of war, you take the cockpit to build one of four careers, and can fight, fly, trade, or rob your way through a single or multiplayer campaign. This multi-career RPG system of gameplay is dramaticly different from other space combat games, and pushes the genre forward and in new directions.
The brainchild of Chris Roberts, the Wing Commander series pushed the technological envelope with every release.
The first three games in the series focused on the war between humans and the Kilrathi, a cat-like species; the fourth game is focused on a civil war. The last game in the series, WC: Prophecy, features a new alien threat.
There were other successful spin offs like Privateer, Wing Commander: Academy, and Wing Commander: Armada.
No current plans are in the works for a new addition to the series, whose rights are now owned by EA.
XPilot is a multi-player, internet, 2D, space game.
Series of space combat games developed by Egosoft. X - Beyond the Frontier was released in 1999, and was followed by the X-Tensions expansion. X2 was due to be released in 2002. X2OL, or Online-Universe, is a massively-multiplayer sequel to X2. The games involve a mixture of fighter combat and trading.
This category does not list sites related to the X-COM