Let's go on a small tour:
We start of at a small space station
Lets zoom out, oh look there are some ships parked near by
Now lets go to the dev only shipyard system and make our selves a new ship!
After we press the Create button, we are kindly teleported to our new ship.
Lets zoom out a bit
Now lets check out our piloting system interface.
Here we see the sector map, and the star map.
Lets select a new destination in the current sector and move there.
Once the engines are charged, we press the Local jump button and BAM we have moved
Having both engines and hyper drives consuming energy drains our capacitor way faster then our crappy old reactor can fill it.
Now let's charge our hyper drive and go to a different sector
The gray dots show us the sectors that we can reach with our current hyper drives.
The blue ones show us the sectors that we can jump to right now, because our hyper drive has enough energy to reach them.
The more energy we have stored in our Hyper drive the further we can jump.
Now that our hyper drive is full, we can reach the desired sector.
Hello Hyper Space!
It looks so nice when we zoom out.
Did you notice that if we zoom out a lot, we no longer see the rooms and the player?
But why do we always zoom out? Lets zoom IN!
BTW if we open our pilot interface while in hyper space - we can't see the sector map, instead we can see the info about our current destination and ETA.
We have arrived to new Sector
The star map shows that we are indeed in a new sector.
Lets check out if there's anything in this sector.
Hello. Looks like there are some other ships here!
Oh it's just our shooting test dummies.
Lets shoot them!
To do that we will go to our Plasma Cannon mk1 system room, and open it's interface.
As you have most probably noticed already - In this game every weapon is a separate system, and thus it requires a separate room.
But now we have only one of our 2 cannons shooting
We can see that the cannon is turned towards it's target.
Lets man the second cannon.
Thats more like it, now both cannons are shooting the test dummy.
You might say that it's not practical to man each cannon one by one, and run between them, all the time.
You are absolutely right! That's why we have the weapons control system.
In it's interface you can manipulate all the weapons on the ship.
But the system's interface is currently being a Work In Progress.
So I can only show you the Photoshopped design model:
BTW, do you see those red dots on the radar?
That's our plasma projectiles flying towards our targets.
Imagine if you are shot by, lets say 12, missile launchers from 3 different ships(4 on each) at the same time,
and on the radar you see how those 12 missiles slowly(not too slow though) approaching your ship.
I bet you will be very angry at your pilot if he has no energy, stored in the engines, to do a local jump for an urgent evasive maneuver.
Now lets leave the dummies alone, and go outside the ship!
Right to the open space.
Good thing we have some oxygen in our space suit.
Too bad there's quite few of it in our suit, so it runs out really fast.
Only 42% left, better go back in to the ship.
Also did you notice that once we got outside of the ship - we no longer see the ship data?
Like ship's HP, shields, stored oxygen...
And we have lost the site of the ships rooms too.
This is because we got disconnected from the ships network.
Now once we are back onboard, we are again connected to the ship's network.
Lets go to our med bay and see what info we have there about the ship's crew.
Oh, only one person there, well what a surprise!
And looks like we have indeed used up a lot of our space suit's oxygen supply.
Lets visit the O2 room to replenish our oxygen supply.
Just a couple of seconds, and our oxygen is up to 74%
BTW did you know that in the Engines system interface you can browse the sector map?
The same way you can browse the star map from the hyper drive system interface.
Well it's time to go back to our space station, and end out little tour.
But before we go, lets quickly visit that old broken ship on the right.
First of all we will try to fix the oxygen system there.
Now that the oxygen system is fixed, lets fix the sensors, so we can see all of the ship's rooms from anywhere on the ship.
Well, now that the sensors are fixed we can see all the rooms again.
And on the last note: If you try to use a broken system, you are in for a disappointment
Thank you for your time on our tour. We wish you best of luck!
And if you have any questions - Feel free to ask