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Unknown - 3D Space Trader

By Mike Janney

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Unknown is a retro remake inspired by the seminal space trader of the 80s considered to be one of the most influental computer games ever made. We strive to keep the retro feel of the original game, however our version sports several enhancements such as multiplayer, leaderboard with achievements, buying / changing ships plus much more!

- Classic Space Trader gameplay
- Buy and change ships
- Trade goods at different planet system
- Upgrade your ship
- Multiplayer 2-4 players
- Leaderboards and achievements

Help us improve the game by sending feedback!
Visit out forums at:

Thanks to all who have commented / reviewed so far!

Note: Some users have noted that Unknown is unable to save progress with iPad and iOS 8. We are looking into this.

In order to get multiplayer sessions up and running we propose everyone who is interested in playing multiplayer attempt to Join or Host a session on Thursdays at 20:00 CET.

Note: We have seen a number of reviews that refer to Unknown as something else, while we certainly enjoy all the nice reviews we just want to point out that Unknown is nothing other than a remake, it is not any other game. We would also like to see some reviews on how the multiplayer functionality works as we haven't been able to test this other than in a small scale locally.

Note: There presently is no manual (we're working on it), but there are many resources online for similar games. For instance, search for "space trader flight manual"..!

Note: Some have been asking how multiplayer works -- Just go to Multiplayer -> Quick Match (or Custom Match) and try joining a game (if there is any available)!

What's New in Version 1.2.2

- Allows migration of older save games (Unknown 1.2.0 and previous versions). To access old saves go to Game Settings->Migrate Old Saves. Then go to Load Game as usual and the old saves will be visible.
- Fixes version number to 1.2.2


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Customer Reviews

Faithful reproduction of 80s Classic

...But, needs better controls, especially for speed! The speed control is chaotic as the same swiping actions seem to do both accelerate and then decelerate. Please can we just have a sliding bar control for speed?

Not very playable

Looks like Classic Elite, feels like Elite, but Control System means it is UNPLAYABLE :-(

Why not add gyroscopic control? This would not only make it more controllable but would also make it highly playable.

I've tried to play this on iPhone & iPad - a real shame because this is the port of Elite that's been missing in action for some time on iOS devices.

I can only hope the developers will take note and add some gyroscopic control for the next update (pan, tilt, rotate).

Will adjust review/rating if playability is restored.

Unknown - 3D Space Trader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.49
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 28.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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