Thumbing through my Steam library, my brain eventually floats off in various directions.
One is the reminder that Love In Space recently released their follow up to Shinning Song Starnova, and remember that last time I had checked their Patreon, and active projects post, the next installment of Sunrider was next on their road map. Much to my joy, it seems like Sunrider 4: Captain's Return is elevated to current project. Just as previously scheduled.
I remember playing Mask of Arcadius, and enjoying how they combined turn based fleet + mech tactics with a visual novel setting. Because who doesn't want to laugh your ass off between being out numbered like 80:1 in a space battle? I think MoA is still free, and it's worth playing both for the intro to Sunrider's story, and for the campaign.
When Liberation Day came out it was a rather shuddup, and take my money response. Excellent improvement on the mechanics, and enjoyable for the same reasons. But of course the damned thing ends with a cliff hanger end on par with Old Ben Kenobi, so it's been a long wait to see what happens next.
The purely VN based expansion with a side story / alternate endings for the crew was also pretty amazing. Give or take how many jokes you can make about the story twists that Claude aka miss boob rockets presented in the campaign. Won't spoil the details, but let's just say between her attempts on Captain Shields, and what she turns out to be, you can probably enjoy that lark a lot more than the other plot twists. Because it totally fits her personality, and should make you revisit some of your beliefs in religion and science :P.
Ahh, in a few years perhaps we will have Sunrider 4....hehehe.