I've been working on a TC for EV Nova for some time now, and it's probably a little to early in the development to make any announcements but I think that it shouldn't become vaporware based on how much I've gotten done so far. I plan to make at least forty different kinds of ships and I've modeled 23 and rendered 1 into a sprite sheet. I've also created all the planet graphics as seen from space and two space stations. As for outfits I've modeled 30 and plan to include a few hundred (included reuse of graphics like nova did). The graphical quality isn't amazing but it isn't horrible either (I'm also not reusing graphics from nova or other shipyards), and since I'm using anim8or for the graphics I have to use a bit of work-arounds because it doesn't have a very good texturing tool but like I said they don't look horrible. If anyone wants to know about the galaxy so far I haven't added any new systems but I'm looking at a lot of star maps to make sure it's accurate, it's just that I want to finish adding all the ships first so I don't end up adding 800 something systems then going about adding dudes and planets to each one again.
Story wise I want it to have a very in-depth back story and lots of storylines for the several main factions:
The Federation - The first government set up by the human civilization shortly after creating ships with hyperspace capabilities, their technology is quite primitive compared to the other two factions being mostly plasma based is nonetheless incredibly effective
The Armethian Empire - A species of aliens originating in the southern half of the Andromeda galaxy they have the most amount of systems under their control, as well as having massive ships with large amounts of armor
The Lord'a'kai - Another species of originating in the northern tip of the Andromeda galaxy they are technologically superior to the other factions and just about all of the weapons, shields, ship propulsion work by generating large, controllable fields of artificial gravity
I'm going to make more minor factions and that shouldn't take too long, but I just need a program that can make some nice sound effects if anyone has any suggestions please send me a PM