Star Control Melee is some of the most fun I’ve had in gaming. I can’t wait to see how this new one turns out. Can’t wait to wake up tomorrow, totally forgot that I had preordered this!
I also really like these features mentioned in a steam discussion thread:
#3 You will eventually be able to set up sound effects for your primary and secondary abilities as well as set the Stinger music for your victory.
#4 You will eventually be able to pick your own set of animations for the portraits. These will be PNG bitstrips to support normal, severely damaged, victory, death, and hit. The Steam workshop will support players uploading their own bit strips, sound effects, etc. to share.
I also like that you can design custom ships, though I’m wondering what freedom you actually have and how that can be balanced.
I’m calling it now that I will be in the top 10 of the leaderboard in ranked!