Glory to Soviet Space Union, Comrade! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1964463742/the-mandate
As the captain of a ship, you’ll lead your men through battles, boarding operations, and space exploration through a hierarchy of officers, selected and honed by you.
You’ll explore your vessel isometrically, discovering the inner workings and day to day life of the officers and crew who serve under you. Invite dignitaries to your chamber, or defend your vessel from attack on foot (in the style of Jagged Alliance, X Com.)
As you lead your men to victory, yourself and officers who survive will have access to upgrades and talents, affecting gameplay and offering new tactical opportunities. Make the wrong decision, and expect to lose your officer for good with our rogue-like chain of command.
This looks like too much fun. Ship to ship combat +RPG elements + Squad based tactical combat set in a future where Russia dominated to the space race to settle the galaxy.