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Old 01-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Mene Mene is offline
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I'm wondering if there is anything even remotely like the classic 1980's Starflight game by EA? (Space exploration game)

I've found space rts games, space 4x games but nothing like the classic Starflight.

That game would be so awesome on an ipad, I'd pay 20 for it..
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:27 AM
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Have you seen the upcoming games Drifter and RymdResa?
http://www.celsiusgs.com/drifter/
http://www.indiedb.com/games/rymdresa/
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:38 AM
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Hi,

I'm wondering if there is anything even remotely like the classic 1980's Starflight game by EA? (Space exploration game)

I've found space rts games, space 4x games but nothing like the classic Starflight.

That game would be so awesome on an ipad, I'd pay 20 for it..
You could try Vendetta Online.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:43 AM
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You could try Vendetta Online.
That's nothing at all like Starflight.. Not even close
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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Star Traders RPG doesn't have as much micromanagement (with crew) as Starflight seems to have had but might be the closest thing on mobile currently. There's a free to try with 1 time IAP unlock edition or an upfront pay (Elite) edition, both have the same content. If you do get it I'd be curious to hear your impressions. Star Traders RPG is a favorite of mine.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=170816

The space roguelike Faster Than Light (FTL) is coming to iPad very soon, it's a fun game.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/...sion-announced

Galaxy on Fire has some trading components that might kind of fit elements of Starflight, but not really. It's a good space flight sim if you haven't already played it - more action oriented versus Star Trader RPG and FTL which are more menu based.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=110063

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:14 AM
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Thanks, I'll try Star Traders
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:40 AM
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There is a game , which is actually mostly inspired by Elite , called Unknown . I've (sadly) never played starflight, but it is similar to what you're asking for.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:27 PM
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The thing I loved most about Starflight was the possibility to explore the surface of planets. The closest thing in my opinion is the upcoming Tiny Trek, which looks really promising. Check out the thread here on TA: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=209798
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:07 AM
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That's nothing at all like Starflight.. Not even close
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBkcFqIOSOQ

Try it anyway; it has sandbox mechanics such as a dynamic market influenced by players, manufacturable items that can be traded player-to-player, artificial intelligence that competes with players for territory and resource control, even some player-designed content.

It may not be like Starflight, but it's one of the best mobile apps and easily one of the best mobile space apps out there.

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Old 01-23-2014, 11:07 AM
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The thing I loved most about Starflight was the possibility to explore the surface of planets. The closest thing in my opinion is the upcoming Tiny Trek, which looks really promising. Check out the thread here on TA: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=209798
Yeah, that looks awesome, I'm in the kickstarter and hope to beta test the iOS version
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