From the same guys who made Torchlight, Rebel Galaxy is a 'swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe'.
We had lots of good things to say in our hands-on last year, where we celebrated Double Damage's action based take on how to make a good space sim game. It does away with the finicky docking procedures and management aspect of Elite, instead focussing on small scale missions and combat. Our main complaint was a lack of varied content, though with almost a year of extra work that might no longer be an issue.
Rebel galaxy is out now on Steam.