Is it a smuggler far off the normal space lanes? Wing Commander fans may remember Smugglers II and III from some years ago -- addictive 4X space games set in a Wing Commander-style world. Well, now there's another one! Lead developer Niels Bauer says:
Smugglers 4 is a turn-based science-fiction space-trading game. You have the option to be a greedy trader, an ambitious bounty hunter, a ruthless pirate, or a multitude of the many professions that the game has to offer. Through trading, fulfilling missions, or pirating, you earn the money and skills necessary to buy new ships and upgrade your equipment. Additionally, you'll have to manage a crew, board & plunder enemy ships, and even conquer star systems.You can learn more (and try the demo) at the official site.
The game offers an open-ended gameplay where the opportunities are virtually limitless, and your actions will ultimately have an impact on the galactic scale.