The Wing Commander fan project Vega Strike has just received a trophy (literally) for coming in first place in the games category of a major French Software organization. Hellcatv's been working on this one for many years, and it's turned into quite a versatile and capable program. You might have caught us reporting on some of their awesome screenshots a few weeks ago. I'll let PeteyG translate the original article.
The majority of (free) games have few levels and can last less than an hour. To the contrary, with Vega Strike, you evolve/move in a (vast) universe, experiencing many space phenomena. If someone likes to explore star systems and all their secrets, they could easily travel among the stars for weeks. Some users weary of such a game quickly, but others will adore the freedom which Vega Strike offers. Vega Strike allows the player to explore and earn money in a 3d galaxy. The player can attack, defend, land on planets, explore asteroids, nebulas, trade with aliens and humans, enter into a war with the ISO, become a pirate, defend humanity, or play against friends on a split screen.Congratulations! You can find out more or see a picture of the actual trophy he won here.