In order to make this space trading game it would be simpler to make several steps toward this goal. I came up this simple idea: Space Postman !!!
I’ll start working on different gameplay components that we can use later:
Navigating a spaceship in a top down 2.5d space.
You have a light mail ship without any weapon and you need to deliver packages from station to station.
Pirate ships try to shoot you down to grab the precious packages.
I have already a basic Quest System that will be used to generate random quest (deliver package from A to B) at the begining and every time you complete the delivery. This system will be upgraded later for more complex quests.
Make money / points delivering as many packages as you can in a given time.
Background Elements (Planets, Asteroids…)
Generic GUI Skin for menus, buttons…
HUD Metrics (Health…)
Ship metal bump
Music: Main Theme, End Game and Game Over
Power Up (appear on screen or buyable)
Weapons for you too (retaliation !!!)