Links of other great space games, plus books, authors, movies, and sites that have influenced or inspired Torchships.

Reference Sites

Atomic Rockets – by the amazing Winchell Chung – the go to source for realistic spaceship and weapon design

Rocketpunk Manifesto – essays by Rick Robinson on our future in space – economies, navies, technology, and combat.

Space Games

Children of a Dead Earth – a simulation of true-to-life space warfare. Design your spacecrafts using real world technologies. Traverse the solar system using actual orbit mechanics. Command fleets as the solar system descends into war, and see if you have what it takes to become the victor.

Elite Dangerous – Fly your own starship in a dangerous galaxy.

Independence War – a space combat simulator from 1997 that featured newtonian physics

Kerbal Space Program – Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space.

Objects in Space – a modempunk stealth space-trading game set in Apollo – a huge cluster of star systems dozens of lightyears away from Earth. You are a lonesome ship’s captain, buying and selling wares in order to keep your bucket of bolts afloat and stay one step ahead of pirates, organised criminals, corrupt governments and shady laws.

Pioneer – open source space adventure game set in our galaxy at the turn of the 33rd century.