fantastic, another 'awesome' game buried in text. On the plus side, it doesn't use all the strange symbols. Unfortunately, I don't see a lot of explanatory literature on this. I will wait for the youtube videos, of which I cannot find any.
For some reason I enjoy text based games. I love DF, and I used to like Xenocide3001 (later recreated as Imperial Kingdoms) before it went totally inactive. I also played another text based browser game 10 years ago... ogame or some such.
If not text, symboles are fine as well, like in AI war and Star Ruler (even SupCom 1), were I spend most of my time zoomed out
But, tbh, DF did take some time to get used to, but was great fun when I did. Some streamlining of UI is never a bad thing, so long as one do not remove features
Aurora does sound interesting, I must check it out.