During the game you earn profit from exploration discoveries, by conducting production at resource sites, and by completing contracts. For example, a contract in the Mariners era rewards the first player to build a base on Mars. The player with the most profit at the end of the game wins but there are many ways to get there. Will you focus on …
being the first to explore new horizons beyond known space?
developing genetics and tech breakthroughs for spacefaring humans?
exploiting the resources of space?
beating other players to contract awards?
or will you go rogue, striking from your secure pirate bases?