Do you wonder what it takes or what you're dealing with? The game was invented in Germany but became so popular that had to expand worldwide. Invented in 1996 it hasn't ceased to change with the times.
If you play it long enough you will witness the dynamics of this on-line wonder. It is a game that involves piloting your own spaceship and collecting loot for one of three mining corporations in outer-space and conquering the universe - forget the world. There are 10 different kinds of space ships to choose from:
6. Piranha Speed
The weapons and defence shields you can choose from are limitless. This is like choosing a car and then having the option of making it unique. Make your ship personalized just for you. Fight other on-line players and join up with others - make friends in the process that you might even one day meet. Give orders, take orders, it's like reality on your computer. Learn to live in the 'business world'. Fight your way to the top and learn what it takes to be a leader or a follower.
Don't get it wrong either because Dark Orbit is not one of those space simulators where you go from one map to the other by choosing the destination. It is exploration in the finest sense of the world. Are you worried that your computer won't support the game? Don't worry about that either. There is no need for a download or the possible infection of your computer via a virus or a worm. Everything is provided to you on-line and the specs are minimal: a windows XP or Vista operating system; a Pentium 3 processor; 128MB of RAM; a keyboard and a mouse or a joy stick; an Flash Player 9.0 that you can download in a tenth of a second.
There are two main currencies available for you to play with. Either choose to operate with credit or Uridium Credit which is worth one tenth of a credit. Don't worry about buying ships in full Credits either. They are worth Uridium only so you won't be draining your own pockets or your parent's pockets to play. Because that is what the game is all about. It's about you, your teammates and your spaceship adorned with weapons like laser guns and rocket guns. Whatever you do, however, never run out of ammo and get stuck being attacked by enemy ships. It's all in the game.