ASS: Another Space Simulator
A.k.a. Another Space Shooter, Another Space Shoot-em-up...
Just when you thought you were safe from all those crappy Elite-wannabe space-sims...
ASS will contain what was great in Elite and the other major space-sims, but
not what sucked in the other clones. It's a project to create a game set in a
huge, persistant, space-environment with multiplayer capabilities, realistic
movement with correct physics, trading, fighting, exploring, alien races, evolving technology,
large number of objects - such as galaxies, solar-systems, suns, planets, asteroids and other space junk, ships
and space-stations, guilds, corporations, ownership of multiple ships, space-stations, etc, you name it...
ASS isn't supposed to be an Elite-clone. There are several out there already, but unfortunately they are usually lacking in some areas we think are important. The idea is to create a game that attempts to capture the excitement we felt when we played Elite and its sequels - but expanded to include features we felt were missing. Multiplayer-support for example. Many Elite-clones had many of the features, but they usually focused too much on fighting and not enough on trading and exploring. In A.S.S. you should be able to do what you want to do. If you do want to roam the universe looking for a fight, than so be it.