Did you see that trailer for No Man's Sky? Have that space exploration itch located in the most awkward spot? Well this is the closest thing you're going to find that can reach that itch.
Rodina is set in a single solar system Occupied by 4 life size planets, over 400 gigantic asteroids, and 15,000 tiny asteroids. All of them are teeming with loot, lore, and a hostile alien race. It is up to you to ensure that Humanity can colonize this new system safely before they arrive.
In Rodina, your ship, is YOUR ship! You can set the layout of your ship however you want and furnish them as you please. Make your bedroom, bathroom, engineer room, and your bridge. There's even a Tile set made entirly of Holoscreens, which project the outside area on the walls in 3D, making it perfect for cockpits and/ or observation decks, so that you may gaze upon the stars.
Space combat takes some getting used to, but very satisfying as you unleash hell on alien fighters and watch them hurl towards the surface of the planet in a fireball of glory!
Space exploration is a tad bare bones at this time. You find a marker, destroy any hostiles gaurding it, land, grab the Datasticks (lore), Encryption Keys (story progress), and any special weapons ammo, and repeat. Although you can exit your ship, and explore the surounding terrain, theirs not much to see other than some amazing vistas on mountain tops and HUGE canyons. This is my only gripe in the game, however the Developer is very active in the community and is working on fleshing the game out.
Did i also mention Mod support? Can anyone say, kestral ship mod? :P
all in all, for $15 you're getting alot for whats available right now. This game is a little bare right now, but already has more heart and soul than any Triple A game that iv'e played in awhile. There's a 60 minute demo for you to try out, please try this game out, this is a must have for any space buff out there.
P.S. The soundtrack is amazing too. It feels like a mix of Intersteller and Firefly. ^_^