2019-06-08 Space Games

I loved the original Elite game which I played on the ZX Spectrum. And yet, I just don’t make time for gaming in my life. That’s how I missed out on EVE Online, Elite: Dangerous, No Man’s Sky, played FTL until I got to see the boss monster (and shot to pieces), played a bit of Out There: Omega Edition but never got far. I even gave the Ur-Quan Masters a try and failed to get anywhere. And now I just read about Endless Sky and it sounds super exciting – but I fear I won’t find the time...

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Oh, the memories. I dread to think how many hours of my life were sunk into Elite on the Speccy. Subsequent games in the same vein never caught me though, being too complex, too hard, too demanding...

As irony would have it, I only learned of Space Trader, a Palm game from 2000, when the Android port was recently added to F-Droid. But better late than never: been catching up, on both platforms, and even wrote a review, my first in too many years.

It’s not too late yet. Be kind to yourself. Catch up on fun.

Felix 2019-06-08 11:37 UTC


I poured many hours into Ur-Quan Masters but never finished it (even using a spoiler-y map). That game was super fun and I still sometimes think about the weird alien interactions that happen throughout.

There’s something about that combination of wide open world and evocative scripted interactions that made for really memorable gameplay.

Matt L 2019-06-09 00:12 UTC


So cool!

As for myself, today: Endless Sky.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-06-09 21:41 UTC


I must definitely stop playing Endless Sky. I get the same feeling as when I watch TV: hours wasted. Now I remember why gaming isn’t my hobby but simply a distraction in between other things.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-06-12 14:35 UTC


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