Bruce Geryk from Wargame_[space] has a great piece up about Offworld Trading Company.
"I love designs that take established mechanics and rework them. Offworld Trading Company does a lot of that. They have also made some interesting decisions about what you can and cannot do, in an attempt to maximize the game aspect. I’ll be very interested to see how the stock market develops, and where the AI goes. But at this point, with the game still a year from release, it looks like Mohawk Games has a sophisticated, well-structured model for resource extraction on planets on which there is no central taxing authority."
Read it here:http://www.wargamespace.com/2014/11/28/greenmail-on-the-red-planet/