I have not played this game, and I'm unlikely ever to do so. In fact, I didn't even know about it until I followed the links from this article. Yes, my rock is very big.
However, looking at the videos of all the concepts this game tried to create, randomly generated worlds to explore, gather resourses, aliens and factions, I was hit with a great thought, born of nostalgia. If you were to take this game engine, and add the plot, aliens, etc from Starflight (1 & 2.) this would probably be the most awesome game ever.
Sadly, it seems that is unlikely to happen.