Important note: Starship Tycoon is the name of an old game that already exists. You should play it, it's simple and hilarious. The above image is not how the original game looks — this is how I made it look.
I played this game when I was younger and recently re-played it for a nice hit of underwhelming nostalgia. I realised that game play was a bit boring after a while, but they were missing the trick with each planet's 'back story'. Those stories are unimportant to the game. So I thought I'd use the world as a blueprint to create my own stories, for an alternative game where the stories actually matter. This is just an idea, nothing playable yet.