This game absolutely ruled all. Played it on the Atari ST with my older brother. The colony is on the 1st world (Jonnd?) but you have to go explore in your pod to find it. The location changes with each game.
So many layers to it! Haggling for stuff, finding new planets, travelling from city to city, exploring new cities on foot or in your pod, space battles, running cargo for profit.
Way ahead of its time, I think! Guys over on Sourceforge have been working on a reboot that′s in Alpha now, FYI.
Last tip! Get a ground scanner to be able to fly your ship from city to city.
As I remember it a relative left the ship to you upon his death with the requirement you find and bring supplies to build up the colony once you find it. The whole time you have to run enough cargo between ports to make a profit to trick out and keep the ship in good repair especially from pirates. Don′t for get the bear spray.
ST version was awesome. Make sure to bribe and haggle people in bars to get the cloaker and other cool pirate parts for your ship. If I remember correctly, the point of the game is to find the lost colony and safely transport the cryo-frozen citizens there. Good luck, I could never find it. And don′t forget to stock your pod up with burgers!
- Year: 1985
- Platform: Atari ST
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Action, Simulation, Strategy
- Theme: Managerial, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Space Flight
- Publisher: FTL Games
- Developer: FTL Games
- Perspective: Top-Down