Trying to find the first sci-fi game I played
When I was young, I played this game that I downloaded via a browser (I had never heard of Steam before, and I'm pretty sure it's not on there anyway). I'm trying to find it again, but I can't for the life of me remember its name. Here's the details I remember:
- It took place over an entire galaxy.
- You could buy a ship, but not design it.
- There were orbiting, artificial rings around some planets that served as starports.
- You could analyze and look at the details of stars.
- It came out before 2005.
That's all I can remember. If anyone can help, thank you.
I seem to remember Space Rangers ( http://store.steampowered.com/app/214730/ ) having planets with dockable, artificial rings, though I could be wrong. I think they've done a couple of re-releases of it, so I'm not quite sure when it was originally released. I rather doubt it was before 2005 though.
And it wasn't top-down as an OP stated.
I must be missing some thing here but I can't see where the OP said it was 2D? (see it now, need my eyes tested post 4)
I go with one of the EV Nova series http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/evn/ as it tends to be the answer in a lot in these can't remember threads.