Wing Commander Saga is a free game based on the Freespace 2 Source Code Project. It is based upon the popular Wing Commander series by Chris Roberts and Origin, and features a new story line during the final portion of the Terran Confederations deseprate fight for survivial against the Kilrathi Empire. You assume the role of 2nd Lieutenant David Markham, a recent OCS graduate in an accelerated flight training program. Victory and survival for humanity can only be bought at a terrible cost. Gather your wingmen and your courage and prepare to play your part in humanity's desperate gambit as you face the Kilrathi foe. It is a time where even average men must reach inside themselves and become heroes. Answer the call. Face the enemy. Make your mark as the Confederation faces its darkest dawn.
Designed more than fifty years before the Kilrathi War, the Yorktown-class light carrier has been modernized and refitted to keep up with rest of the carrier fleet. Its four fighter squadrons offer respectable flexibility and adaptability from serving as support of a larger Confederation carrier or the center of a smaller battle group. The Kilrathi naval build-up of the past few years and the Confederations losses incurred during the Battle for Earth have shifted these venerable carriers back into front line duty.