You start out as a lone space station and you are alone in a dangerous universe filled with dangers that want to kill you. You must expand, and quickly adapt to the harsh environment of space and survive. Use your mouse to produce energy, mine asteroids for minerals, expand your influence and defend your base. Use your materials to build new ships and explore and fight. Use your influence to curry favors and gain advantages. Use all of your wits an strategy in this intense and expansive space game as you try to build the ultimate base that can with stand anything and everything the universe can throw at it.