I started working on some stations (related to maintaining the crew, no actual ship functions). I’ve also included the DERELICT sprites for comparison. Although I would like to include alien ships, I also want there to be ships that are old and nearly destroyed which you can explore.
I draw a lot of inspiration from Mega Man in terms of sprite art. The game play is another story, but I am constantly impressed by the insane detail in the NES Mega Mega games with such a limited palette. Take a look, tell me how this makes you feel!