It's a basic but very enjoyable and fun indie-game with some strategy elements and appears to be fun with friends for some casual gaming.
Although, it lacks any sense of progression, it's still quite fun and sucks you in to the extent that you just lose track of how much time you've played.
It may not be everyone's thing, but I highly recommend checking it out.
However, I do have an issue with the $9.99 dollar price tag; at most, it should be for $5.00 dollars because it's not particurally feature rich, and not a whole ot of people even bother with playing online with the game, if any at all.
It's a dead game in terms of updates; however, this doesn't mean the game is buggy, it seems to be fairly polished with the exception of weird AI behavior at timesand the fact that the game can be easy sauce when using simple strategies such as only holding a few planets and "upgrading" them and ammasing a ton of ships just to roflstomp your enemies.