Just spent the last couple of days completely re-thinking, re-designing and re-working the main interface (PAD).
I’m happy to announce the PAD is DEAD!!! Long live the new PAD!
My goal was to make the new user interface easy to use especially for new players yet also fun and intuitive. While the interface is still more “in-my-head” I can show a couple of screenshots and I’ll try and describe the game flow:
Launch the game, you are presented with the Welcome screen showing an animated planet and the somewhat familiar toolbar.
Once you have loaded a saved game or created a new game you’ll be presented with the “Starbase”. This is the area of the planetary system where you can get news, hire a mercenary, acquire passengers or cargo to transport. You can also buy and sell the standard cargo items.