[Sticky] Cellphone and Mobile Device Space Sims List
Help and populate this list of Space Sims/Space Arcade games for your phone or mobile device. This is still probably a untapped market, but still with so many people with these devices I am sure there is some space sim fans with mobile devices. So help us keep up to date on the latest Space Sim/Space Arcade games.
If you have comments or reviews of some of the games listed in this thread please feel free to post them. Some games are free but some you have to pay for so feedback is always good to read before you spend $$$.
Please post game names and links to games not in this thread: (Games do not have to be all action based, they can be simulation or text based as well as long as they are space trading/combat related)
Galaxy on Fire - http://www.fishlabs.net/en/games/galaxy-on-fire/
Galaxy of Fire 2 - http://www.fishlabs.net/en/games/galaxy-on-fire-2/
Pocket PC Elite - http://www.eliteppc.com/
Interstellar Games - http://www.xengames.com/
Leo's Space Combat Simulator - http://www.leobueno.net/
Destiny - http://www.blackbullstudios.co.uk/gamepage.php?id=2
Deep Space Attack - http://www.clickgamer.com/moreinfo.htm? ... 545&r=dway
Darxide EMP - http://www.frontier.co.uk/files/games/d ... index.html
Argon 3D - http://www.argon3d.com/
3D Star Racer - http://www.clickgamer.com/moreinfo.htm? ... ection=PPC
Strange Adventures in Infinite Space - http://www.clickgamer.com/moreinfo.htm? ... ction=PALM
Rise of Antares - http://www.herocraft.com/en/games/detail.php?ID=3505
Jupiter Lander - http://www.eidos.co.uk/mobile/jupiterla ... index.html
Space Trader - http://www.spacetrader.co.uk/
DS-Elite - http://code.google.com/p/ds-elite/ (Nitendo DS)
Star Trek - http://www.eamobile.com/Web/mobile-games/star-trek
Rogueship - http://www.rogueship.net/
Star Rangers - http://www.analogretro.com/StarRangers/
Space Miner: Space or Bust - http://www.venan.com/index2.php
Space Trek - http://www.frost3d.com/index2.html
Space Station: Frontier - http://www.origin8.com/
Wings Galaxy - http://www.bottlerocketapps.com/applica ... ingsgalaxy
Blackspace - http://www.blackspacegame.com/
NDS - Infinte Space - http://www.sega.com/games/infinite-space/
Iphone - Warp Gate - http://www.freeverse.com/iphone-os/product/?id=9015
Gammon Trigger - http://www.massiveegogames.com/games/gammon-trigger/
UltraViolet Dawn - http://sadcatsoft.com/uvd/main.php
Red Nova - http://celsiusgs.com/rednova/
The Lacuna Expanse (TLE) - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-lacu ... 42951?mt=8
R-Type Command - http://www.mobygames.com/game/psp/r-type-command
Dark Nova - http://darknova.net/
I will periodically update this list as links are added to this thread.
Great to see they made Galaxy on fire 2.still can't play it as no compatible phone. 😥
just had a look through there forums and there's a link to a pc java emulator
http://www.tecnouniverso.com/2008/11/27 ... ular-java/
you can sign up and download a demo of the game,also make sure you download the Nokia version as the
sony ericsson doesn't work in the emulation.going to have play about with this and see how it works. 😀
Added your games to the master list AcesHigh.
Did you forget The Daddy Of Space Sims? Surely not!
Didn't even know they had elite for mobile devices 🙂 Added your link to the main post.
Didn't even know they had elite for mobile devices 🙂 Added your link to the main post.
That looks really good for a mobile game. Added this to the main list c0mas thx.
Space Miner: Space Ore Bust.
It's 2D asteriods game with some Elite type upgrades for the Iphone.
Web site here.
THeres a review of the game here,with some more detail of the features.
Another I phone game Space Trek,nothing to do with Star Trek
Updated main list, thanks Pinback.
DS Line Wars2 for the NDS. A port by the original author. Look on the following page, click on Downloads in left side bar.
Plays silky smooth on the DS because it is assembly, much smoother than the pc shown in the above clip. Skip to the end of the clip to see combat.
Space Station: Frontier another one for the I phone this time a strategy game.
Dangerous Null Space
Another space trading game for the I phone,looks like you may be able to walk about on the
planets.Could not find a site for the game,but the author has posted some details on
the toucharcade site.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthrea ... adid=49226
-True 3D real-time space combat engine
-Trade commodities and find the best trade routes
-Mine asteroids, comets, and gas clouds
-Land on planets to explore or fight
-Board ships and capture criminals or kidnap politicians for ransom
-3D environments and animated 3D models
-Music and sound fx
-Accurately modeled solar systems
-Radar gives you situational awareness in space and planetside
-Tilt to look around you planetside and use FPS-type controls to run and gun
-Special powers let you levitate, freeze, or confuse enemies, etc.
-Living universe where events happen in real time and you have the choice to intervene or not: Follow that mining ship as it warps to the asteroid belt. Then help it fend off a pirate attack, or destroy them both and collect the loot. Or do nothing and watch what happens. Investigate that distress call, and hope it's not a trap... Or do nothing and someone else might beat you to it.
-Large universe of solar systems connected by stargates
-Dynamic quest system so you're not tied to space stations for getting quests
-Ships and equipment are upgradable
-Combat requires in-depth strategies and tactics, not just a simple space shooter mentality
-Collect loot and XP for a true RPG experience
-Skill tree provides different bonuses to fit your play style
-Travel to distant corners of the universe to trade commodities, fight and explore
-Combat AI that evolves over time to adapt to your play style
-Play the way you want: good or evil. Kill the pirates, drug runners, slave traders... or become one.
-Epic quest line with a unique story and different endings based on your choices
-Your character builds rank over time. You start out "Harmless." Become the best and get ranked "Dangerous."
-Continue to play in the open universe after beating the main quest line or ignore the main quest line altogether
-Seamless game play: Warp, enter stargates, dock with stations, trade, and undock all without loading screens.
-Achievements and high score ladders
Here an interesting game for the Iphone
Deves site,there seems to be three different version of this. ❓
Black Space doesn't look that bad... its for iPod Touch and iPhone.
NDS - Infinte Space http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ds/infinitespace
Iphone - Warp Gate http://toucharcade.com/2010/04/13/warpgate-for-iphone-finally-docks-with-the-app-store/#comments
Warpgate finally made it out,looks like there quite a few games coming out on the Iphone.
From the vid it looks like a 2d space adventure with a hint of Starflight and Starcontrol, the vid about a year old and there not much info about it on the site.But it looks from the deves other games that it will be an Iphone game?.
If these are Java2ME games, then I think I have a handy J2ME emulator for my PSP lying around :D. Now for the IOS games, I think I will try to get an Ipad.
Ultraviolet Dawn another 2d Elite clone.
Red nova some sort of space shooter
I downloaded Darxide EMP for my mobile by my rubbish Nokia 6303 wont run it 😥
Hoping sometime next year I will pick something up, seems like the kids get all the good stuff 🙂
I have been watching this ( http://www.notionink.in/ ) personally, think it will be great when it is released. Make sure you glance over the blog a lot of info in there.
Oh updated the first post with all the latest editions.
Found out why Darxide EMP wont run, my crappy phone has Symbian version 40 OS. I needed version 60, drat! 👿 Already checked if I could upgrade it and it's a big no, Nokia are evil. Oh, well live and learn I guess.. Still, when I get a new phone I will at least be able to play a proper "Brabian" space game on it.
I hate how the phone makers come out with so many different versions that if your not a cellphone guru you are lost. Personally they should generally use the same hardware and just use firmware updates to add features the other competitors don't have or OS upgrades.
I have had bad dealings in the past with the Apple Store and now limit all purchases to necessity. I couldn't even get my money back even though I never downloaded the app? It's not like I bought it played it for a weekend. They had a record that i purchased and never downloaded and still wouldn't return my money. Apple's customer service is not great in my opinion.
check out the trailer for the upcoming Galaxy on Fire 2 for iPhone/iPad:
I hope this is not considered as mere adverstisement. Although I am part of the development team I'm a big fan of space sims in general. I've been reading a lot here and thought this is a good time to create an account and participate in the community. 🙂