How many polies do your ships have?
Low, because they are placeholders for the eventually hi-poly versions. The high-poly Faker/Twinhook B type is going to be based on the Star Ixiom version, while others get a very unique hi-poly makeovers, with PBR and heightmaps
TBH, these weird colorful designs could be considered a piece of art (depending on the definition), I just don't see how they ever could fit in a FS-related setting.
It may be accidental, but it is done to help line the mod up more with Galaxian 3, a key influence. The storyline must have something to do with it, as with the Raiders, Advanced Raiders, Heavy Raiders and Basestars.
It is not only about FS as you know. This monster Freespace sequel what plays in 8000 years into the future also offers Mortal Engines and UGSF relations aswell. And most of UGSF was released in the 1980s... no wonder that these ships do not have many polies.
The most thing i anticipate in this mod are the Ridge Racer ground missions Even i did not see any UGSF cars in the screenies so far.
I agree with you, and that alludes to the prediction made by Admiral Aken Bosch in one of his monologues, speaking of a future race:
How close did we come to being a footnote in the history of a future species that would happen upon our ruins ten thousand years from now? Would they indulge in the fiction of their own immortality until the Shivans came for them, and how long had this gone on?
The future race Bosch speaks of is either the UIMS, the Battura, the Bosconians, and the Sadeen. What about the Nightmares? Vishnans? Brahmans? And even the Ancients? And what of the Vasudans and Terrans and the GTVA 8000 years from now?
Speaking of Ridge Racer ground missions and UGSF ground cars, it is possible
it's unclear to me whether this branch of the bryan see cinematic universe incorporates mortal engines into its story (despite being a sequel to the film mortal engines released on the same day)
There's uncertainity to the film's success, and if it does badly or average at the box office, there's a chance sequels don't wind up happening and their prospects being put to sleep.
To end this post, here's the WIP shot of the UIMS Talken, straight from Galaxian 3: