Okay, I said I was putting aside For the Fleet for public alpha, but I woke up this morning with visual ideas. Needed to shake them out or else I wouldn't get anything else done.
The icons are still rough, but I put together these backgrounds and spaceships from some stock art. Took a long time to find good source material, I tell ya.
I was reluctant to use 3d renders since they feel a little less approachable, but hopefully the bright saturated colors help that a bit. Okay, now I'm setting it aside. Too much else to do!