The basic concept of the game is in many ways similar to Elite and Freelancer. The game is an RPG set in the future. The player pilots a spaceship, landing on planets, fighting pirates, completing missions, trading goods, and so on. However, unlike Elite and Freelancer, the actual gameplay takes place in a 2D (top down) view.
The game has six major storylines that the player can enter, ranging from a rebel against the corrupt Federation, to a warrior for the noble Auroran Empire.