I remember Nexus was originally supposed to be the 3rd game in the Imperium Galactica series before becoming a combat only game.
I kinda hated it at first, I couldnt figure out how the hell to play it. So I left it alone for a few years.
But when I eventually went back to it and got the hang of it I had a lot of fun. Micromanaging a massive space battle between several captial ships, diverting power to different systems, customizing them for unique combat roles, scrambling fighters and sending out space marines to board disabled ships. Trying to take out incoming nukes. It was pretty awesome. It just needs a better interface, a tutorial, and a better plot. I hope they get funding.