Offworld Trading Company
Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game in which money, not firepower, is the player’s weapon.
You establish a company on Mars and compete against other companies, all of which want to become the largest economic power on the planet. To do this you need to mine resources and sell them on an ever changing market.
You have the option to buy stock in each player’s company and eventually, when you can afford it, buy-out your competitors. The winner is the sole remaining company on the planet.
These mechanics mean that the games are relatively short – typically lasting around half an hour. However, the games are very intense as players scrabble to take advantage of fluctuations in the market.