Haul Cargo in Space
Focus Home Interactive and PASSTECH Games announced the planned release of their new game - Space Run. Space Run is a combination of strategy and real time spaceship construction. The game pays homage to 1980s science fiction, and features many of the tropes common to the genre at that time. PASSTECH Games plan to release the completed game in May 2014 at a price point under $10.
In Space Run you assume the role of down-on-his luck space captain, Buck Mann. Without too many prospects for making money (you are broke), you accept a job with a space cargo company to ferry valuable cargo from one end of the galaxy to the other. Your job is dangerous, but the pay is good and as you build your reputation by successfully completing cargo runs, you will be rewarded with more lucrative gigs. Along the way, you may meet vicious pirates intent on seizing your cargo, as well as less than congenial fellow cargo haulers who would just dispatch you rather than compete with you for jobs.
As someone who views the 1980s through massive nostalgia goggles, I can see the 1980s influence shining through already. If you've seen any 80's science fiction, then you'll know what I mean. If not, go grab Ice Pirates on Netfix, and you'll figure it out.