Arvoch Conflict is a space sim that managed to slip out quietly about two months ago. It's part of the Star Wraith family, along with Evochron and Riftspace. The story features your typical mysterious alien menance challenging humanity, but some of the missions have been beefed up with interesting gameplay objectives such as clearing mine fields, assaulting planetary installations, rescuing ejected pilots and setting up a network of shield buoys. Although the game is not an open Privateer style experience, players can engage in free flight mode to test out various options and practice. The game is mod-friendly and readily accepts new ships, HUDSs and weapons. Cockpit displays are also individually rendered in 3D for detailed radar displays and target analysis. The entire 3D cockpit can even be visually scanned with the aid of the NaturalPoint Head Tracker. Flight mechanics are based on a light real-physics model, and multiplayer options are included. A small playable demo is available to try it out, and the final game is available for digital purchase from the Arvoch website for $24.95.