Space Explorationis an upcoming RPG by Metal Beetle Ltd. It's a work in progress, but you can download a development preview now.
In SE:SS, you are tasked with charting the long-abandoned Serpens Sector, a region of space reached through a wormhole near Earth. Each star system you visit brings you an encounter with something - ancient ruins, other humans and many dangers. The map and encounters are chosen at random for each game, which means that each game plays out differently.
The intention is to release the base game for free, and create expansion packs for sale.
- New combat mode
- Difficulty levels
- Ability to choose crew (at non-easy difficulty level)
- Two new encounters
- Better and faster graphics
- Fullscreen mode for Windows 7
- Finer-grained morale system
- Encounters rewritten to give better feedback
- Missile launchers now require ammunition
- Many bug fixes
- Mac OS X 10.4 or later
- Java 1.5 or later
- 800x600 screen resolution.