Game Description:Real-time starship fleet command experience in the Fading Suns universe, from Holistic Design, creators of the popular Noble Armada miniatures game. Set in the year 4996, strategy, tactical combat and diplomacy tip the balance of power among the battling factions. Trade and diplomacy make up a cornerstone of the game, as players obtain and deal in 12 commodities while creating a trading empire. There are multiple routes to wealth and power, including trading, becoming a pirate, being a bounty hunter, or a mercenary. All starship battles and maneuvers unfold in full 3D with spectacular special effects. Gamers create detailed characters and customize their fleets, choosing from a wide variety of starships, weapons, sensors and shields.