Sad Cat Software, the makers of the frantic tank shooter Project Phoenix just released their followup title: Ultraviolet Dawn.
Ultraviolet Dawn is described as a hybrid space-shooter/trading game which puts the player into an open Universe with over a thousand stars to explore. The entire map is generated when you start the game and it's up to you to trade, fight, upgrade, or follow missions. The game is controlled via dual stick controls.
The game universe is said to be open world with thousands of stars. You can choose to trade goods, hunt pirates, deal in illegal goods or even be a pirate. The game seems to come with a heavy upgrade system that lets you build up your ship's weapons and even buy new ships.
And if that all doesn't sound amazing enough.... it's also free for the first 24 hours of launch, so grab it while you can.
App Store Link: Ultraviolet Dawn, Free (24 hours)