Command your officers and crew from the bridge of your star ship to travel, trade, and battle across the immense Star Traders Quadrant. Employ a wide variety of strategies as an Assassin, Bounty Hunter, Trader, Pirate or Smuggler. Can you manage your resources, crew and officers well enough to turn a profit in the complex economy that’s sprawling across the on-going interstellar conflict?

This epic space pirate RPG offers a deep and challenging world and economy to Star Trading captains. You must navigate the waters of Quadrant politics and chose sides among the constantly conflicting Factions, or take the risk to stay independent. Enjoy endless replay value in this deep space civ and trading simulation which allows you to take any path you want as a captain. Act as a pirate against the merchants using the great shipping lanes, join the Solar War as a military captain, or hunt targets across the Quadrant as a fearsome bounty hunter!

Star Traders is a turn-based strategy role playing game (RPG) inspired by games such as Trade Wars, Space Trader, Master of Orion, Pirates! and many other classic computer RPGs. If you enjoy retro games, adventure and tactics games, Action RPG or Sci-fi RPG with complex depth (such as Master of Orion or Mass Effect) you may enjoy Star Traders space trading simulation.

Star Traders Elite includes more than 200 new planets, more than 2,000 new sectors in the massive galaxy, over 400 new ships, twice as many rumors and officers, and more unique art!

Advanced ships, ship upgrades and special abilities are unlocked with skillful play. A list of feats and awards can be seen in the 'Unlocks' menu. For players seeking a shortcut, a permanent $4.99 IAP immediately grants all feats and awards to all characters.

Our development team is actively continuing development and updates based on your feedback and is regularly updated with new content, features, and fixes. Please email us with suggestions or bugs!

As a Star Trading captain you will:
- Explore more than 300 planets
- Trade in and manipulate the complex and deep economy in this economic simulator
- Buy, sell, and battle over 500 unique starcraft
- Fully customize your captain (picking from 6 classes), officers and space ships

Your command of the ship is under constant threat, both internal and external. Can you manage your resources, crew, officers well to enough to turn a profit on your contracts and trades? Those that do will be among the Faction's elite Star Heroes -- and those that fail will be branded bandits and Crimelords.

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What's New

Version 5.2.1

- Fixed "Starport Expansion" and "Starport Upgrade" Rumors
- Improved New Upgrade Availability in Elite
- New Star Trader Bonus: More Repairs on Indy Worlds
- New Star Trader Bonus: More Upgrades on Indy Works
- Fixed Invisible Alien Ship Bug
- Improved Upgrade: Water-Fuel Gravity Scoop
- Improved Upgrade: Titan Gun Batteries
- Improved Upgrade: Prow Superstructure
- Improved Upgrade: Hyperion Gun Decks
- Improved Upgrade: Hyperion Exo-Suit
- Improved Upgrade: Null Field Generator
- Improved Upgrade: Predator Torp Array
- Improved Upgrade: Combat Hull Architecture
- Improved Upgrade: Medical Bay
- Improved Upgrade: Crew Xeno Suits
- Improved Doctor Resource Artwork
- Fixed Unlocks for Cumulative Rank
- New 'Xebolits Alien' Enemy AI
- New Ship Artwork: Pagurus Liner Type
- New Designs: Valiant Interceptor, Locks Class
- New Ship Artwork: Pagurus Naval Type
- New Designs: Trac Merchant, Heuer Lifter
- Updated Starting Ship Details, Added Speed/Agility
- Updated Awards: Aspiring Trader, Emerging Trader
- Updated Awards: Affluent Trader, Wealthy Trader, Rich Trader
- Help File Updates for Unlocks / Awards
- New Smarter Alien/Hive/Narv AI (Hard+)
- Updated Spice Hall Rumors (New Hints!)
- Balancing and Incorporate AI Feedback

Customer Reviews

Incredible Depth and replay value


EDIT: Another new update!

Thanks once again for this new content drop, much appreciated :)
In answer to one of the earlier reviewers; no, this game does not tell you what to do. That is the whole point. You can do pretty much whatever you like in this incredible space sim. Blockade planets to extort money? check. Become a licensed bounty hunter? Check. Rise up the ranks in the military of the 6 different factions? Check. Smuggle contraband? Check. The possibilities are limited only by your free time...

Go for it and try the Free version. It has 90% of the gameplay and about 30% of the content. If you like it, upgrade to Elite for a huge map, more ships and achievements etc...

Watch your free time disappear!


A warning: DO NOT BUY THIS if you have exams, coursework, deadlines etc. as it is so engrossing you will probably sink hours into it without even noticing!

Star Traders RPG is the game to scratch the itch of the inner star captain. You play as a captain in command of a ship on your voyage across the galaxy, trading, exploring and completing contracts to earn funds and gain XP to improve your characters skills.

When you first start to play, everything can seem rather overwhelming with the choice available - the whole map is open for you to explore; and you will soon find yourself accidentally breaking trade embargoes with one of the 6 different factions. As you improve with multiple playthroughs, there is nothing more satisfying than hearing a rumour of a surplus and buying in masses of cheap supplies.

Combat is tactically varied though revolves around decision making rather than piloting. This keeps battles short yet still interesting.

The games graphics are not its strong point, however they are easily outperformed by the quality of the rest of the game.

Anyway, thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the most in depth space sim I've ever played. Fantastic fun and excellent replay value.

A very satisfied purchaser.

A fantastic game!


Before I start on this game, I would just like to offer a big thank you to Trese brothers for making this game accessible for people who use voice-over. You guys have made a lot of blind people very happy!

This game is absolutely fantastic. There is so much to do in this game it is difficult to start to tell you about it. There is certainly A great deal of replayability in this game. I would strongly advise that anybody who likes this sort of open ended game, to give this a real go. This is well worth the money!

You ll lose a good few hours on this one


I started up the game picked demanding difficulty, pirate class and clan javat ( i dont know why). After raiding a few merchant ships breaking a crippling trade embargo taking on bounty hunters and fleeing the cedar syndicate into neutral space 4 hours had passed, this game has me gripped. I havent played any of the other classes yet but I hope they continue to update this game with content you will lose a few hours to this.


Trese Brothers LLC
27.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2013 Trese Brothers LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Ship Designer £0.99
  2. Unlock All £4.99


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