I have now looked at the screenshots of this game, and from what I have gathered (I am not able to download it yet) it is a shoot-em-up. My game is different: it is basically FreeSpace from a top view, with an external camera, and less data on the screen. Also, it will have more action going on and less plot, I suspect, but this can be changed in user-mods, if I get around to making it moddable (I plan to, I just don't know how easy it will be).
The ship is in the bottom center of the screen in my game. So far, I have gotten the screen to rotate around the player, I have added a fireball that moves around a la "pong" to test animations, and there is a Sobek that you can shoot at. Explosions work when you hit it, and they are animated.
Right when I get back home (I am currently in a hotel, today is the last day of my vacation) I plan to replace the current explosion anim (from Soldat) with one from FreeSpace.
Our games seem to be too different, and since I don't know Flash, I can't really help on this project, but if the creator is interested in assisting me, or if anybody else is, please PM me. First, however, note that I almost always program alone, and have limited teamwork experience.