This article is about Space Sim Lore. It contains anecdotes or Spacesim mythology.
Spacesim Mafia is a game that started being played on the Forum in the summer of 2010. It is modeled after the popular game Mafia, played both in real life and on forums, wherein a referee chooses players to secretly be killers and they oust various players, while all the while the group at large is trying to guess who the killers are. Its pertinence to Spacesim is that it trains members in keeping secrets from one another. The killers must maintain the facade of being innocent Spacesim members for however long the game lasts, not only on the forums but every time the game crops up in real conversation as well. In 2010-11, the first year in several when simulators are to be kept secret after several years of their identities being public, this is especially useful training.