What happens when you mix Battlestar Galactica and FTL: Faster Than Light? I’m not certain, but it might create something like XO.
This upcoming RTS by Jumpdrive Studios has three main tenants: resource logistics, fleet tactics, and political conflict. Players send their ships through the galaxy, emerging in locations where they must rescue ships and defend against enemy encounters. Gathering resources along the way allows for ship upgrades.
XO stands out for reasons other than its core gameplay mechanics. It also displays a vibrant vector-like art style. You can learn more about the game on its Squre Enix Collective page and, if you like it, vote yes. The system is somewhat like Steam Greenlight with the key difference being that the most popular games receive some form of marketing benefit from Square Enix.