Again, sorry for the late update! I spent a lot of time cleaning up large parts of the codebase and redesigning the user interface. Things are progressing nicely right now and I intend to launch a small closed alpha test in which you are very welcome to participate! 🙂
Here are some screenshots which show the redesigned user interface. The buttons and panels are now based on textures instead of geometric shapes which allows for a smoother look and cleaner transitions. Personally, I am quite happy with the changes and think that they present a big improvement over the previous look and feel.
Upcoming Closed Alpha
I intend to launch a small closed alpha test in about 2-4 weeks. The alpha version will contain the core game, about 2-3 missions and 6-7 ship modules. The aim of the alpha is to identify technical issues and get an impression of how the game performs on different platforms. I am also very interested in your feedback on the game as well as gameplay issues you run into. The game requires Java 7 (SE), an OpenGL capable graphics card and should run under Windows, Linux and Mac.
If you are interested in participating, please send me a short mail with the subject ‘Alpha’ to email@example.com including your system specifications (cpu, graphics card, os etc.).