There’s now finally a planet colonization system.
Instead of just being able to build on every planet, they first have to be colonized by sending a
Colonizer Ship to a planet. Both the research for those ships and the ships themselves are very expensive and supposed to be only accessible after having built a large factory.
For the ‘home’ planet nothing changed and some
Structures are still available when starting a new game.
By colonizing a planet, some
Structures are added to its
Inventory. It should be possible to send other ships to the planet after colonizing it, therefore one of the
Structures is a
Spaceships are now called
I added an exhaust to ships. Below the new
Colonizer Ship with exhaust:
There are some complicated multi-step actions such as linking
Space Port and
Landing Zone and the colonization of planets.
I therefore added tooltips that are rendered near the cursor to describe what the player should do next.