Interesting looking game,describes itself as a space sim with slight rpg flavour.looking at the screen shot,the space part seems to be 2d with the running around on the planet surface in 3d fps mode.The last news from the author is from sept last year saying the release had been delayed due to memory leak problems.
There was a demo to download but looks like its no longer available.
Key features of the game include:
over 40 flyable ships
over 40 ship upgrades (this is in addition to laser/shielding upgrades)
over 40 types of body equipment for defence/offense when exploring outside starports
over 30 types of tradeable goods (tech goods, computers, minerals etc)
over 80 systems and 200 dockable planets
various military, mercenary, assasination, retrieval and courier missions in which to partake
be a pirate, bounty hunter, soldier, courier, diplomat etc (e.g. being a soldier will give you an advantage in strength, a merchant an advantage in charisma)
option to fast track progress through smuggling illegal goods, piracy etc but this of course can be hazardous
hidden wrecks and artifacts (e.g. a cloaking device) to be discovered
The site can be found here.
Hopefully he will start up again.
I first saw this game when going through the Starwraith forums and the author is a member there and was telling people about his project so if there is going to be updates on Cold Dawn.
I posted something in the ongoing thread there so maybe the author will respond: http://www.starwraith.com/forum/viewthr ... 1#pid83170