From the developer's website:
Neptune's Pride is a multiplayer game of Strategy, Intrigue, and Galactic Conquest!
The game is a real-time game played over several weeks. You can log in at any time of the day to check the progress of your fleets, view the results of battles and issue new orders.
Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate!
It's the game you know and love with a twist. A 4x Strategy game with its complexity stripped away to reveal an exciting game of diplomacy and strategic command.
How will you conquer the Galaxy?