Starport Galactic Empires is a multiplayer action strategy game that allows you to compete against other players to achieve top standing as the best captain. During each two week game, you can watch your ranking improve against those of your opponents. Winners are chosen from the top. Persistent servers are available too, which do not end after 2 weeks.
Your life in the Starport universe begins within safe UN controlled space as a captain of a small merchant vessel. By gaining funds, experience and equipment you can build up your character and upgrade your ship as the game progresses. Haul valuable cargo and transport passengers through vast hostile space to begin working your way up in the game world.
In Starport, greater reward means greater risk. You'll need to equip your ship to handle it. During your progress, you'll engage in combat with other players, planetary defense platforms, space-anchored turrets and other hostiles. From traditional projectile weapons and kinetic missles to exotic energy weapons, you'll have a good selection of firepower to choose from.
Once you've claimed a world, begin building your empire by contructing planetary colonies. Keep these colonies defended, keep the residing colonists happy, prosperous and productive and they can become an invaluable source for profit and power.
Later, you can freely explore the galaxy looking for ripe resource centers to exploit, most profitable trade routes and even discover relics of ancient technologies to further supplement your influence in the Starport universe.