For dev 10, I'll be re-doing the AI ship designs to be more distinctive, so first I need to make all the tools to support this. Due to the block-based nature of the game, ships are of course kind of... blocky, but I want to add some more distinctive-looking modules and decals to support a wider variety of looks.
Currently planned are more sails, bowsprites, and a bunch of "decals" for adding detail like vents and hatches.
Beyond that, I'm interested in your suggestions! What kind of decorative / style options would you like to see to let you make more distinctive ships?
Two more things:
First off, and this is a bit awkward, but if you're playing and enjoying the game, please leave a Steam review? A recent random clump of negative reviews has pulled the "recent reviews" of the game to "Mixed". While the overall is still at "Overwhelmingly Positive", the recent reviews only look at the last month or so. I'm now worried that there's going to be a self-reinforcing process wherein bad review score -> low sales -> fewer reviews -> continued dominance of those negative reviews -> bad review score...
And as always, if you're experiencing technical problems with the game, or have crashes, balance issues, or gameplay issues you'd like to see addressed, please do get in touch. The most effective way to do so is to send an email .
Less awkwardly, look, it's a screenshot of the upcoming tech tree!