Smugglers 5 - Final release!
10th May, 2013 Niels Bauer Games ( has announced the launch of the final version of Smugglers 5 - the fifth instalment in the turn-based science-fiction space trading game series for PC-Windows. Will you be a greedy trader, an ambitious fleet pilot or a ruthless pirate? Board enemy ships, manage factories, conquer star systems and forge your own galactic empire - ultimately, your actions will have an impact on a galactic scale.

The fifth instalment in the long-running Smugglers series features a completely revised turn-based combat system and a range of new ships to fly, as well as a host of exciting features:
Explore the galaxy through a fast turn-based travel and combat system
4 factions; 6 professions with new, unique skill trees; 100+ different skills and a revised skill system
30+ spaceships and encounters ranging from fighters to battleships, cruise missiles and star bases
Non-linear war and campaign system. You can influence the war!
Manage a crew, board enemy ships, become an Admiral and command whole fleets
Plunder planets and pirate outposts, conquer space systems and even rule your own empire!
Supply and demand based trading with prices influenced by storyline and campaign
Advanced text generation technology and new short stories for planet exploration make every game different
Marry a beautiful wife and have children
Optional compatibility mode to allow blind players to enjoy the game
and much more ...

The six most important new features compared to Smugglers 4:
You can now start and rule your own empire!
Manage your own factories or pirate outposts
Raid and plunder planets or pirate outposts
80,000 words of new and dynamic short stories (the equivalent of a full length novel)
Completely revised skill and combat system
Play as an independent adventurer - or join the military

There's a ship in the hangar and the stars are calling to you. Don't keep them waiting.

Up to now Smugglers 5 has been on sale as a beta version. While today marks the release of the final version, the developers are going to continue working on and improving the game.

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Niels Bauer Games is an independent developer from Germany since 1998.
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