Version: January 2008 (Freeware)
Developer : StarWraith 3D Games LLC
A space exploration and combat game for PC first released in 2004 by StarWraith 3D Games LLC. Released almost simultaneously with Star Wraith IV: Reviction. Whereas the Star Wraith series prior to the release of Riftspace in 2004 had been purely military, RiftSpace is a freeform mercenary game. Its successor is the Evochron franchise, none of which were or are freeware games.
RiftSpace introduced freeform gameplay by letting the player select contracts, travel to other planets, and customize/upgrade their ship and their squadron’s. A non-mandatory story was mixed with the freeform gameplay and gave clues to the player on how to locate a mysterious system known as RiftSpace. Otherwise, gameplay was entirely up to the player on where they wanted to travel and what objectives they wanted to complete. Players could also assign members of their squadron to complete objectives for them. This game also let players load beam weapons in addition the particle weapons onto their ship simultaneously.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 700 MHz single core CPU
Memory: 64 MB of RAM
Graphics: 32 MB with DIrectX 8.1
Hard Drive: 50 MB free space