Video Game / The Precursors
The Precursors (rus. Предтечи) is a 2011 game by Deep Shadows, the developer previously known for Boiling Point: Road to Hell and White Gold: War in Paradise. In it, the player takes the role of Treece Creighton, a young pilot of the Amarn race, who is fresh from the academy and is sent to work for the government of the Amarn colony at desert planet Goldin. After several missions, the Amarn's home planet mysteriously explodes and Treece is sent on a quest to find out how and why it happened.

The gameplay is best summed up as Deus Ex meets Freelancer. It is a hybrid of a First-Person Shooter, Role-Playing Game, Stealth-Based Game and space-based Simulation Game. The player is capable of doing whatever he wants, trade with merchants or extort them for money, work for The Federation, The Empire, or La Résistance, investigate long lost ruins... you can travel through space, actually land and play around in planets and space stations. (Granted, you can only land on six planets, but they're pretty big and detailed).

Here's a Let's Play.

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