Sadly this game has suffered on steam as a casualty of idiots giving idiot reviews. All the player has to do is just a little bit of research, to discover this game is made by the British company (Positech) that makes the very successful games "Democracy" and very importantly, "Kudos (original, and Kudos Rockstar and Kudos 2). ALL of these other games are "casual simulation spreadsheet" games that playout different scenarios.
THIS game is basically "Kudos DeepSpace 9". The developer however, wanted to take its spreadsheet games in a new way that hadn't been parody'd much in video games "yet", why not re-work their spreadsheet interface mechanics of their life-casual-sim Kudos, with an interface that is based on facebook?
What IF, instead of facebook being a place where you talked about what was going on... what if it was the true reality? Where parties, life-events, relationships, and so forth, originated on facebook, and then played out in life? THIS is Redshirt, or as it is accurately called "Spacebook" the game.
Its a fun twist on the Kudo's game style, set in a very star-trek themed universe, ran from a spacebook interface. I highly recommend it. I will see what kind of replay value it has, but for now, I can say, it has been a fun casual play, enjoyable, and creative.
I think the developers should make a demo, but until they do, I suggest you download one of the Kudo's demos... and then just immagine the interface re-worked into a facebook style of menu-systems, with a clever set of space-themed events and opportunities.