Now that Transcendence 1.8 Beta 2 has shipped, I'll be spending a couple of weeks working on Anacreon.
If you haven't yet played Anacreon, I encourage you to give it a try. Anacreon is a real-time, multiplayer game of galactic conquest with huge ambition. A single game includes 5,000 worlds, and empires grow to control hundreds of thousands of ships. Though it's complexity is daunting at times, WTVd0 has created a great guide for beginners: https://wiki.kronosaur.com/anacreon
Try it out here: https://anacreon.kronosaur.com/
We're talking about Era 4 development here: https://forums.kronosaur.com/viewforum.php?f=48