I watched the video... mesmerizing!
Why the 'this is early development' warning?
Are you afraid people will judge it negatively?
It is freaking awesome.
I love the visuals
I love the UI design
I love the free zooming
I love the grand scale
I love the engine trails
Everything I see blows me away.
What is hard to judge is how the actual gameplay is.
If it is anything as good as the visuals, you will have a hit game on your hands.
On the right track I would say!
Sorry for the lack of usable criticism.
One tech question though: you claim 10s of thousand of ships.
How many are actually simulated at a single time?
Are all 10K ships updated every frame, or are you only simulating 'the active star system' or maybe 1000 nearest ships to player focus?
Would be fun to try it out, but I don't have a PC. I will await the Mac, linux and iOS ports though. Maybe iPad3 will have the horsepower to do the stuff you are doing.
Bram (seriously impressed).