I’ve been fiddling around with the game for some time now and I have an interesting metagame idea.
Right now we have the campaign mode, which is a very nice addition on its own, but it is not a 4X game.
However, it is possible to create a Master of Orion 2 like strategy game shell over the GSB tactical space and surface battles. With exploration, research which effects module and weapon availability, buildings and the works. It seems the GSB app can handle this without any alteration in its current state.
Without access to the code, it would be 2 different app in symbiosis. The 4X game feeds the ship, fleet and engagement information to the GSB game. The the GSB engine would return the outcome of the tactical battle to the 4X shell. Unfortunately, the actual result (ship survived, damaged, lost) is not available through normal methods at the moment.
What do you think, would that work, would it worth the effort?