Starpoint Gemini is a combination of RPG, simulation and tactical strategy. It is set in a science-fiction version of the Gemini star system, which is a former colony of Earth Empire in this game. Because of certain events that happened during a war over twenty years ago, a wormhole that was the sole entry point to the system got closed, and the system was isolated from the rest of the universe. Countless anomalies appeared inside the system, which enabled technology to advance at an astounding rate. The player assumes the role of Jared Hunt, who has been in his space ship inside a stasis rift anomaly all this time. He is rescued by a science vessel and finds the Gemini system totally different from how he remembers it to be.