Here is a video of me playing around with the galaxy generator settings, as well as some other gameplay.
Colony interface screen for building facilities. Currently in the game there are:
- Deep Space Tracking Station - for increased view range into adjacent starlanes
- Entertainment Centre - for increasing population happiness
- Financial Centre - for increasing credits income
- Fleet Academy - for training crew for ships
- Hydroponics - for planets lacking food production
- Military Academy - for training troops for planetary invasions
- Planetary Defence Centre - for increasing defence at planets
- Refinery - for processing mined metals
- Research Laboratory - for generating research data to spend on advanced items and projects
- Shipyard - for building new ships
Empire influence blobs show the controlled territory for each faction on the galaxy map. I'm quite pleased with how these look now.
I made a number of loading screen and menu themes. I couldn't decide which one to use, so one is picked at random each time the game is run. It is also very simple to add your own.