looking for GALACTIC TRADER, very old game
Posted on 1997-12-16
I am trying to find a very old game, played from DOS or old GWBASIC, from possibly the mid to late 80s. I believe it was called "Galactic Trader" (possibly Trade Wars, but NOT Trade Wars 2000 or 2002). It had a 10 by 20 space (I think) playing grid. At the beginning of each turn, you got to choose a sector from 4 or 5 random offerings. If the sector you chose did not have an adjacent sector you already owned, you got a new base. If you did already own an adjacent sector it would just increase the area the base controlled. Each area a base controlled was considered a company, and you could buy and/or sell stock in each company. When the space controlled by 2 such companies became connected, a merger would take place. That is all that I remember about the game, but I would really like to have the game. By the way, I remember a similiar game (name unknown) being offered as a door back on the old BBS's that were around before the Internet took over.