I discovered this game a couple of days ago when it hit Desura, and picked it up last night. Haven't even finished the tutorial sections yet, but loving it to bits. I've been waiting for a space game that has a faster pace than the X games, but which isn't just a shmup. It's currently 50% off, and totally worth it. (18/1/12 - ?)
Third-person Unity-based space sim that plays more as a Diablo-like ARPG; randomised loot, hotkeyed abilities, quest system, etc. A hint of Freelancer, DarkStar One, and X in there as well.
There's a nice current of humour running through the game, too. It's subtle and understated, and better for it. Picked up a bit of space-junk earlier which was described as something like "Unknowable Artefact - It makes you uncomfortable just looking at it".