Spencer and Lara take a look at Osprey Games’s Star Cartel, a game about delivering contraband goods in space and market manipulation.
Description from the publisher:
It’s time to ditch this dingy cantina because you’re ready to make it big. Welcome to the Star Cartel.
The black market’s a tricky business, and now that you’ve joined the Star Cartel, you’ll need to play it smart. Every shipment you make will let you stash some contraband for yourself and will earn you a new ship, but with every fresh delivery the Cartel’s prices change. Will you risk it all on illicit plants, plan to convey a careful mix of med-kits and energy crystals, or rush to deliver as quickly as possible to get that special ship? Don’t push too hard or the price will fall faster than re-entry to atmosphere, and your hopes will fall with it.
Load your ship with available goods and once your ship is full, the goods shipped will modify their own value. Each time you deliver goods, your ship upgrades to the next highest capacity ship. In the end, the player who stashed the most luxurious goods wins.