We decided to check out Gratuitous Space Battles (GSB for short) currently in beta, the latest game from Positech Games, a UK indie game developer and creator of simulation games like Kudos, Democracy, and Rock Legend. You can pre-order the game through this link.
GSB assigns the game player the task of building a space battle fleet taking into consideration factors like ship design, budget, weapons, defenses, power supplies and staffing levels. Once you complete the fleet you battle the enemy.
Here’s a video of the action: