I still try to play Eclipse every once in a while. I’m still a big fan of Master of Orion 2 and really nothing else has captured that spark for me since. Eclipse is the closest, and it’s a board game. I kinda played MOO2 in the same way, I typically wouldn’t pick up a game I was already playing after more than a day, and eclipse hits that itch a bit. Probably going to go reinstall moo2 again here in a minute.
I really want to sit down and hybridize something you can quick play on your phone single player-style, but I’m in the middle of potentially changing jobs. Something in some ways similar to eclipse, but designed for that medium.
That dude that made the eclipse ios/steam game didn’t understand half of it. Still bugs me.