Space Exploration is an upcoming RPG by Metal Beetle Ltd. It's a work in progress, but you can download a development preview now.
In SE, you are tasked with charting the long-abandoned Serpens Sector, a region of space reached through a wormhole near Earth. Each star system you visit brings you an encounter with something - ancient ruins, other humans and many dangers. The map and encounters are chosen at random for each game, which means that each game plays out differently.
The intention is to release the base game for free, and create expansion packs for sale.
New combat mode
Ability to choose crew (at non-easy difficulty level)
Two new encounters
Better and faster graphics
Fullscreen mode for Windows 7
Finer-grained morale system
Encounters rewritten to give better feedback
Missile launchers now require ammunition
Many bug fixes
Universal Binary (PPC/Intel)
Java 1.5 or later, 800x600 screen resolution.
I absolutely loved Asteroid Storm. I have played its various releases each time I upgrade my OS. All I can say is - Yes!!! Another game developed by you, David. I was afraid you would not create another game after Asteroid Storm. Keep producing these great games. Space games on the retail side are just crap! Shareware is the bomb!