In a Lonely Sea of Stars is coming along well! I finally decided on the entire point: you’re still a space contractor building transport lines to harvest energy from stars, but the ultimate point is to find one other planet with intelligent life and establish a trade route. That’s going to be really hard. It’s going to be very far away and things like asteroids and space pirates (the evicted USSR living in space) will impede the expansion of your company.
The game is (and has been) available on github. It’s not really “playable” but it does work a little without user input.