A new space sim called Secret Sign recently hit the Russian market. An English-language version of the website is now available in preparation of the game's worldwide release.
StarCalibur is a classic space shooter/simulator. It does not require any knowledge of Newtonian physics or astronavigation. The controls and movement of the ship are simplified and intuitive even for the beginners. StarCalibur features both first- and third-person view modes. The latter is not a simple feed from an exterior "camera", but a full-fledged view mode with its own FOV.
The player must accomplish a string of linear missions while flying a space fighter in first- or third-person view mode. During several missions the player directs the fire of the carrier's defense systems. Missions take place both in space and above planetary surfaces. In the course of the game, the player will gain access to newer, more effective weaponry, and ship upgrades (speed, maneuverability, weapon systems).
Gameplay features like directing carrier fire and controlling planetary installations is something I haven't seen very often. More screenshots and background information can be found on the website.