This wasn’t quite worthy of being called Progress Report #4, but I still wanted to share it. Since the last progress update, I’ve added a completely new NPC station to the world: the Academy.
Currently, it doesn’t do anything. In the future, though, it will allow you to hire both generic crew (to replace those lost in combat) and officers, who will provide special bonuses to your ship.
Also, it’s animated! The idea, for the science geeks out there, is that the outer ring of the station rotates such that the centripetal force simulates gravity.
Because stations are generated at the start of the world you will have to start a new world for Academies to generate.