Just so everybody knows, I've released the beta version of my space conquest game, Solar Conquest, for the public to download, if anyone wants to try it out. It still has some bugs, but it should be perfectly playable for the most part.
You can visit the hub here:
(Screen shots are on the hub entry.)
And if you have anything you want to say about it beyond commenting on this blog, you can discuss it on the forum.
Looking back, I can see that there are a lot of things that I could have done better, especially in the interface department (experience helps, a lot!) and in the gameplay, but the game is still fun to play for a while. And the AI kicks butt.
It gets a little more intense when you realize the AI has just sent a huge fleet to squash one of your planets... and you have nothing in that vicinity which is really capable of defending any of the other nearby planets, either.