'Offworld Trading Company' is a new video game that gives players the opportunity to build a successful corporate colony on Mars. While most video games focus on violence and combat, this game allows users to engage in economic strategy.
In Offworld Trading Company, the red planet is open for colonization and users must compete in order create their own corporate colony on Mars. Users can choose what type of colony they wish to build based on randomized conditions. Users must then accumulate resources before buying and selling their goods on the open market. Just like real business, the resource market will rise and fall based on the actions of the players. As a result, any violence in the game is of the economic variety.
The real-time strategy game provides an interesting alternative to more violence-based offering by giving players the opportunity to experiment with real economic strategies.