Many, many years ago, an exceptional space RTS/4X mix called Conquest: Frontier Wars was released, and it was glorious. While it was at its base an RTS game, it had 4X elements, an excellent interface and fabulous gameplay. A sequel was then planned, and a demo released for it, but nothing happened after that.
Well, imagine my gorram shock when JD commented in the Nexus 2 kickstarter post about a new Kickstarter campaign for Conquest 2 – The Vyrium Uprising that has begun. I swear, this is a glorious time to be a space game fan. Get over there and kick it, dangit! ;)