A quick fix to allow corps to actually build the ships you request, also added WASD + arrow key camera control as well. Just copy over the old .exe file
Worlds Collide is a 4X turn based space strategy game. I've been casually developing it over the last 2 years as the game I've always wanted to play. It's designed to be a standard 4X galactic strategy game where you colonize planets, expand your empire, research, contact and trade\negotiate\fight other empires.
I have a few alternative features and mechanics that aren't usually seen in this type of game that will make it different to most similar games out there. This includes avoiding as many hard limits as I can (i.e. Planet population, fleet sizes, etc) instead working on game mechanics that encourage you to balance these things yourself.
Hex Grid Based Maps
Modular Ship Design
AI Corporations that are the base of your empires industry\research
Jump Based Movement
Detailed Empire Diplomacy
Dynamic Sensor FOW
I've been working on the research system, including the GUI (still programmer graphics), some early resource and trade balancing. I still have to implement some of the research options so they actually effect the stat you researched, some are working as planned though. GUI includes a drag and drop queue, I could never understand why so many (mainly Indie but not all) 4x games have buttons to move something up or down in a queue... it's not that hard to program a drag and drop queue!
I've also added a basic 'next unit' cycle, so when you finish moving something it will select and focus the next available ship to move. Adding this makes it start to feel much more like a game and less tech demo-y! It's amazing how even quite simple things to add make it feel so much more playable.
I plan to release another public build in the near future but I won't promise an ETA just yet as I'll probably just get distracted adding more and not meet it anyway ;) I could get back to updating the changelog on the blog but not sure if it was worth doing? Happy to hear any feedback or questions from anyone or if a few people would really like another build I could focus on that?
Token screenshot of the current research screen, mainly to show what you can do, not the awesome GUI I have in place...