Today’s free iPhone app at FreeAppADay.com is Dark Nova, from Dead Jim Studios.
The game is a port (of sorts) of the Palm Pilot game “Space Trader.” It is a single-player role playing game that takes place in a real-time universe consisting of over 100 different star systems, each of which tends to consist of more than one planet, or planetary body.
You’ll travel through the stars, buying goods from one planet and will then move to another planet to sell those items from a profit. You can be an honest businessman, or you can be a bit more sinister, in the way of a pirate or mercenary for hire, so long as you can avoid the police that would like to stop you.
As you earn profits and make a name for yourself in the galaxy, your ship will grow from a small puddle-jumper to a large juggernaut with weapons and new gadgets. Additionally, you’ll be able to complete quests and adventures as well.
Make sure to download Dark Nova while the game is free today.