Astral Trader is a turn based space trading game in the style of old school BBS door games. You are given a number of daily action points (AP) in which to make your turn. Your AP is determined by your ship configuartion and damage you have take. AP costs for movement is dsiplayed on the map screens. It also costs 1 AP to port at a station, info screen is free but not as deatiled. The game does allow combat, however combat is not the focus of the game and is designed to be expensive and equally deadly to all in involved.
What is interesting about this Space Trading game is that the markets are dynamic in that the price and production fluctuates. Also many items have an actual in game use. Parts are needed to repair your ship, fuel is needed to jump, and for a shipyard to even create upgrade to buy they must be supplied with raw materials.