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Niche Spotlight – Interstellar Transport Company

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Today’s Spotlight is Interstellar Transport Company, a sci-fi management sim by MT Worlds that recently left Early Access.

Interstellar Transport Company allows you to build up your own intergalactic trade empire. You can check out the launch trailer above.

Establish trade routes, colonize distant planets and moons, research advanced new technologies, and compete with rival corporations. You can play alone against the AI, or team up with a friend in online co-op. Full competitive multiplayer with matchmaking and ladder support is coming soon.

Interstellar Transport Company is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $24.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Build a galactic transportation empire! Help colonize the galaxy and dominate the competition in single player and online multiplayer. Use your business cunning to take your fledgling company from humble beginnings on Earth and it’s neighboring planets and moons to the far reaches of the Galaxy. Buy ships, manage routes, research technologies, conduct trade deals, build infrastructure, setup autonomous transportation networks, colonize new worlds, invest in local industry; All set in a scientifically-grounded procedurally generated galaxy. With challenging AI, and Online Multiplayer, you will have a new experience every time you play!

Key Features:

  • Help Colonize The Cosmos – Help humankind spread throughout the galaxy by managing resource flows and the supply chains needed to sustain its growth. Balance colony expansion against resource deliveries to ensure you never bring a planet to starvation. Using a highly sophisticated and complex simulation, every decision you make can have lasting consequences throughout the entire game.
  • Realistic Business Management – Manage cash flow, take loans and issue bonds, deal with the local authorities and maintain high reputation throughout the galaxy. Invest in new technologies to give yourself an edge. Help develop new markets and hedge your risks. Balance expenses against value to crush your competitors.
  • Procedurally Generated Galaxy – Interstellar Transport Company has a scientifically grounded galaxy generator which produces challenging and believable maps. Play with 1 to 100 star systems in custom game mode or use predefined game settings and try to top the leaderboards. You can even play without our solar system (replaced by a randomly generated starting system) if you want to freshen things up!
  • Play Any Way You Want – Play single player custom games against AI or alone with many different galaxy and difficulty settings. Or play with the predefined settings and compete on the global leaderboards. Maybe competitive multiplayer is your thing? **coming soon** Play a shortened balanced game against players near your own skill level for ladder points. You can even play a co-op multiplayer game, teaming up with friends against the AI.

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Frank Streva

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