I grew up on a series of Macintosh machines as a kid/teen, especially during the 90s on my Dad's 8100/80 and G3. To provide time-context, I loved Avara, Escape Velocity, and a few other gems from Ambrosia Software and other places. I spent hours on Hotline and Bungie.net. Good times. But I digress. I'm trying to remember a freeware/indie game where you piloted a spaceship and explored the cosmos. You could hire/handpick your crew from a list of humans and aliens, and it was kind of a riff on Star Trek with a very Federation-like feel with a tongue in cheek humor. I recall you could meet friendly and hostile aliens, take damage, lose crew to said damage as well, etc. I never could afford the full game since I was so young, but I was trying to remember it so desparately because I'm backing a game on Kickstarter called Star Command that reminded me of it (though star command is much more focused INSIDE the ship as opposed to outside). This is a long shot but I figured I'd give it a whirl.