I spent a few hours this week taking a break from Surviving Mars (which is scratching the same itch that Sim City / Sim Tower seems to scratch for me) and finally got around to playing VA-11 HALL-A. I really like this kind of game, a mechanically simplistic story driven world with interesting characters and design.
The game is pretty simple but tells an interesting and nuanced set of stories in an approachable 10 hour playthrough. The music is really good and there are some genuinely heartfelt and hilarious moments throughout.
I think I snagged this on a Steam sale -- well worth it.
I was headed back from the California Nebula last night in Elite: Dangerous to try to sneak in a few runs on the just finished community goal in the Wangal system. It was a little over 1000ly worth of travel... about 71 jumps in the old Type-6 to make it out of California Sector BV-Y c7. I had just found a non-human signal source in Aries Dark Region IM-V c2-15 and poked around a bit at the wreckage.
One jump later, leaving Aries Dark Region QY-Q b5-4 I was yanked out of witchspace into Aries Dark Region VE-P b6-3. Sadly I ended up facing away from the Thargoid in a completely disabled ship and couldn't get turned around until it was about to jump away, so no chance to use the fancy new Xeno scanner.
Stay safe out there cmdrs.
I've been playing Elite: Dangerous on and off for a little over a year now and there have been a time or two where I thought that it might be a sweet experience in VR, but honestly not even flying around the black has been enough to really light the lust fire...
But man... This sure has.
With this being a real close second...
I think this would be the perfect
See also, and also.