War Balloon Games' iOS/Android project Star Command, not to be confused with the old PC games of the same, looks like an awesome take on the Star Trek universe, with gameplay modeled after Kairosoft's popular Game Dev Story -- essentually allowing you to manage a starship and its crew.

That seems like a lot to promise from a developer most have likely never heard of before this game, but the latest screenshots put out the team, featuring awesome isometric pixelart scenes and aliens vaporizing an ensign during ship-to-ship combat, have done away with my skepticism.

Star Command is expected to release some time this year. You can follow its development and see more screenshots on War Balloon Games' official site for the game.