Space role-playing game. Your ability to fight in battles are driven by two other mechanics: crew assignment and ship design.
Crew assignment: There are dozens of positions and you recruit several people that you can assign. Assignment of a person to a position can affect your overall attributes, and in some cases make special abilities available.
Ship design: After buying a ship, you can equip it with several modules. The modules are polyomino-shaped, and need to be fitted into the hull of the ship in order to be used.