I initially checked out the initial Alpha Release of this game. It was most impressive and really sucked me in. It has been a bit over a year now and I thought it was time to take another look. Wow! What was very good is moving into that awsome plateau! Read more and see if it might be something that tickles your fancy!
Rather than a big disseration and wall of text, check out this intro video that will give you a good feel for the game.
There are so many cool features in this game. The ship building is insane. It's unbelievable what people have put together. Check out some of the designs in this thread ....And, all designs can be exported and imported.
Multplayer persistent servers are available supporting tons of players.
ZiggyD Gaming put together a great video series covering starting out to advanced play.
Helluva value for $18 on Steam!