Ah, you are not the only one who would enjoy a MI2... But as for huge demand, I would say that it is rather quiet over there !
Still, I might consider create my own version, with 3 new ideas :
- There is one command center. And you can only send orders from that place : the ship living the command center carry the order to the planet that will send the ship. Hence the need of automation
- Ships have an attack value that depends on their energy, and can change speed : the faster and further they are travelling, the less energy they have, and thus the weaker they are. They recharge the turn after arriving to a friendly planet. So you can ask your ships to behave as fast scouts or slow but powerfull armies
- You can create starbases, by allocating a number of ships to any point of space : these ships will supply the base with energy. Ships reaching the base can refuel in the same turn, enabling much quicker (but energy consuming) travels.
Hey, I'd be glad to cooperate with you, Chris, if you were interested