When you think of a space sim the first thing that comes to mind is something like X-Wing or Eve. While we love 3D games, the focus of 3D games inevitably gravitates towards visual effects over gameplay.
We wanted a game that was all about the gameplay mechanics and control. We want the player to be able to control all aspects of the ship, inside and out. And we love cute, but awesome Kairosoft style graphics.
8Bit 2D Cross section is a perfect fit for Pixel Starships. It allows the commander to accurately control all systems and crew without worrying about rotation and angle of view. And everything looks epic and unique.