Oolite is a space sim game, written for Mac OS X in Objective C using Cocoa and OpenGL.
It was written as my response to the withdrawal of Elite - The New Kind from the internet. Although inspired by the work of Christian Pinder, following David Braben and Ian Bell, the work is an independent interpretation and expansion of the original game.
Oolite is designed as a small game that is easy for users to pick up and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be modified using simple, free graphics packages and text-editors.
Brand new graphics, AI and others: http://oolite.org/whatsnew/
I had the original Elite for the Acorn, and this may be the first thing that beats it in every department. Truly the best freeform space game I, at least until someone does a bug-free remake of Frontier.
Ryder(5/4/2006 - version 1.62)
Excellent! Elite for the 21st century. Right on commander
Rxke(9/20/2005 - version 1.5.1)
Picking up speed. Lots of new models and missions getting added by players, Linux and windows version out of Beta any day now...
murgh(7/20/2005 - version 1.5.1)
better than ever and still continually improving.
if you like Elite thing and can deal with the idea of space being big.
Ryan Sinclair(6/3/2005 - version 1.40)
Extremely buggy. I can't play it for longer than ten minutes without it crashing. Very frustrating.