Hyades is a free space strategy game developed using the GPL. In Hyades, there are no battle boards or special battle engines—all battles take place in the same 3D space that ships travel through from star to star. Hyades features realistic game mechanics and multiplayer oriented play. Hyades is currently under development and an alpha release is planned for 2004.

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Celestia is a OpenGL–powered, multi–platform, real–time space simulation released under the GPL.

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