Star Traders: Frontiers

Last modified
Friday, February 22, 2019

Description of App

You are the captain of a starship venturing through a massive open universe. Customize your crew and take command at the helm of your very own ship as you explore a galaxy torn apart by internal strife, alien threats, and political intrigue.
Command your ship and crew as a space pirate, merchant, bounty hunter, and more in Star Traders: Frontiers – an epic space RPG from Trese Brothers Games. Venture forth into a massive open universe, rich with adventure and the lore of the Star Traders. Choose your path by assembling and commanding your custom crew and spaceship in a constantly evolving galaxy torn by internal strife, political intrigue, and alien threats. Will you fly as a pirate terrorizing shipping lanes, join the solar wars as a military captain, or track targets across the stars as a fearsome bounty hunter?
- Explore a rich, open universe: Discover endless procedurally-generated galactic maps, meet unique characters, and take on enemies to conquer the galaxy!
- Become an intergalactic captain: Take on the role of a spy, smuggler, explorer, pirate, merchant, bounty hunter, and more (26 jobs total)!
- Customize your own spaceship: Choose from more than 350 upgrades and 45 ship hulls to build your very own vessel to venture across the vast reaches of space.
- Assemble and tailor a loyal crew: Assign talents and equip specialized gear for every spaceship crew member.
- Experience an ever-changing narrative: Decide to make friends or foes with other factions and influence political, economic, and personal vendettas.
- Mold the crew by your choices: As you make decisions and set the tone for your ship, your crew will grow and change to match. Destroy enemy ships with all hands on deck and your crew will become more bloodthirsty and savage. Explore distant worlds and loot dangerous wastelands and your crew will become intrepid and clever ... or scarred and half-mad.
- Varied Difficulty Options! play with save slots to try out different builds or storylines or turn on character permadeath and enjoy classic roguelike experience
- Achievement Unlocks: accomplish story and challenge goals to unlock additional optional (but not better) content like new starting ships and new starting contacts
First there was the Exodus – when survivors of a great war left the ruins of the Galactic Core behind in search of a new home in the stars. Scattered worlds were claimed on the fringe of the galaxy. Each pocket of survivors held on to an isolated set of worlds while trying to rebuild under the great law of Shalun. Three centuries later, technology has brought them back together again. Discovery of the hyperwarp has bridged what was once an unimaginable distance between far-flung colonies, long-lost families, and political factions.
With that reunification has come great economic prosperity. The hyperwarp reestablished the transportation of cargo, goods, and technologies between the quadrants – but it has also brought great strife. Political rivalries have been rekindled, blood has been shed in age-old feuds, and the fires of war have been stoked. Amidst the political infighting, a ruthless revolution is rising – and the fervent explorers of the hyperwarp have awoken something that was better left asleep.
Our very first game, Star Traders RPG, took hundreds of thousands of gamers on an interstellar adventure. Star Traders’ success and overwhelmingly positive reception helped to launch Trese Brothers Games. It was the adventures of our community’s star-crossed captains that put us on a trajectory to share more of our worlds, ideas, and dreams.
We set out to capture the loneliness, bravery, and camaraderie of people living together in a spaceship sailing across the stars. It is with great pride that after releasing four other games in the Star Traders universe, we’ve created a sequel to the original Star Traders RPG.
Step onto the bridge of your starship, take to the stars, and create your own story in Star Traders: Frontiers.



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Apple Watch Support

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iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments

Unlike it’s predecessor, this one is not accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads no page elements.

Button Labeling

No buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is totally inaccessible.

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Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Friday, February 22, 2019

Very disappointing, as I know for a fact (since I tried and mostly failed to play it with my low vision on PC) that this game is considerably better than the original Star Traders RPG.

Submitted by Joel on Saturday, February 23, 2019

The other day I was in contact with the developers of the game. They told me the reason it was not accessible was because they were using a new game engine and they were trying to implement accessibility but it would not work with the engine. Here is the direct quote from them:
We tried very hard to make Frontiers accessible. Spent a lot of time with it. Its a new game engine and we couldn't find a way to make it work. Sorry.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

That isn't good but at least I did purchase the old one so I still have it.
I know this is not the right place for this question but could anyone explain the word frontier for me because I cannot seem to find a good translation. It says border but I still don't understand.

Submitted by dark on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

There was an indigogo campaign back in I believe 2014.
the developers had to change engines to unity, and in changing to unity they unfortunately also kyboshed the accessiblity plans.

In fairness to them they did return the money I spent on the campaign, however manifestly I'd have rather had the game.

The thing I do mind however, is that they never fixed the navigator in the original game, meaning you can't see which panet belongs to which faction. On androoid you can, and they said Ios would get the same fix, but it never did. #this was disappointing in the extreme, since it means the original star traders elite is rather more difficult to play than it should be.

Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

In reply to by Sasha Stride

A frontier is an area at the edge of a country that is not fully settled. Think of the Old West in America in the 19th century.

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