Jay began development and testing of NP3 Proteus in 2016 SEP. Before that there was only the glorious NP2 Triton. At the Join Game menu, there was the “New Player” game, plus 6 Standard games, plus the 64 player experimental game, and all the User created games.
The six Standard 8-players games were :
Standard turn based
Premium Standard dark
Premium Standard circular
Premium Standard epic
Premium Standard epic dark turn based
The Epic game has two settings that are not yet accessible from the “Create game” menu.
Home star distance = Epic = (unit distance) x2 === Jay created standard galaxies with HW that are 24 LY = (12 unit distance) x2 apart.
Stars per player = Epic = 64 stars per player
After Jay released NP3 Proteus, somehow, the two standard epic games are no longer listed.