You are the captain of the Orpheus, an interstellar colonisation ship that has crash landed in an unknown star system. You have travelled across thousands of light years at near light speed, so although little time has passed for you, everyone you have ever known will be long dead. There is no turning back, you must push on and extend the reach of the human race.
Orpheus is a turn based strategy game focused around resource management.
Build up colonies across the planets of the (procedurally generated) system to gather enough resources to rebuild the Orpheus. Build mines to gather metal, fuel extractors to collect fuel and hydroponics modules to grow food. Construct a manufactory so you can build units such as the drone, which speed up building production, transports, which let you move drones and resources around, and settlers which allow you to colonise new planets.
To load up a transport, colonise a planet, or send a ship to another colony, select it in the transport menu and either click on one of the resource loading buttons or a planet in the map. Fuel costs will be displayed next to the cursor when moving units in this way. These costs will be taken directly from the launch colony's resource supply. To move around the map click and drag, and scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out