For those of you who have not been chatting with me in IRC, I have decided to keep working on my own project instead of starting a new.
The game will draw from both Dwarf Fortress and FTL, allowing the player to design and build his own fleet similar to how you build a fort in DF. The game will be a top down, allow you to either view the interior of an individual ship (similar to have FTL looks) or the current sector your fleet is in, similar to AI wars. The crew will be semi-automatic with the player giving the orders of what to do and the crew carrying them out. I am not sure if I it should be a sandbox-style, open ended similar to DF or if the player should have a clear goal to work towards.
-Design your own ships (2D grid system)
-Construct your designed ships and add them to your fleet
-Use said fleet to explore the galaxy!
-find rare metals, lost super-weapons and alien devices to use on your ships
Most backend code is done, the ship design interface is starting to take shape. I aim to be done with the design interface and start working on the game mechanics this weekend.
-Get the design interface fully operational
-Start working on the game mechanics