I’ve just discovered Oolite, although I seem to remember it from a year or two ago, but not having the time to play with it.

I downloaded it again yesterday, and I have to say that I’m quite impressed by the openness of the system, and I have only suffered a couple of software crashes – I crashed into other ships and space stations more than I’ve lost the game when it bombed out.

Spaceship picture

It brings back memories of 8 bit gaming, and most of my Elite playing was on a friends BBC model B so I never got very far, but I did play Frontier: Elite II on my Amiga 1200 an awful lot.

I don’t anticipate being anything more than Mostly Harmless for a while yet, but I am looking forward to being able to afford to buy a Falcon or even design myself a ship or two for the community.

If you were a fan, then download it if you’ve the time to spare wending your way across the space lanes, trading, pirating, bounty hunting, mining, or whatever your preferred profession in space.

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