Slipways takes the space grand strategy genre and condenses the best parts of it down by throwing away all the micromanagement and the steep learning curve. The result is a game in which you can finish a run quickly, but still have a deep experience full of important decisions.
Colonize planets, carefully pick industries and hook everything up so that one planet's production serves another planet's needs. Line everything up just right and watch your planets evolve and grow - giving you even more options for profitable trade. Make long-term plans and bask in your glory when they come to fruition and that one last connection makes six planets upgrade at the same time.
There is no military aspect to pull your focus away from the economy and the game is more relaxed than your typical space strategy. It's all about exploring virgin space, shaping it to your whim and developing it to its full potential. No need for war with so much empty universe to claim.
Forget about tedious micromanagement and spending time waiting for ships to build. In Slipways, every action you take has immediate consequences, and every choice you make is of paramount importance. Your planets govern themselves while you focus on making the right decisions to get them what they need. You'll waste none of your precious time on busywork - a single run takes 40-60 minutes and they are all filled with the good stuff.