The universe is on the brink of extinction. The stars have burned into cosmic dust and scattered worthless energy throughout the vast black tapestry of space. There are only a handful of star systems left that are capable of supporting biological life. You represent a federation of orphaned alien species that have escaped systems with collapsed stars aboard planetary Arks of Salvation. You must re-establish hope amidst the universal apocalypse. Nova Lux is for 1 to 6 players, lasts roughly 15 minutes/player and combines resource management, engine-building, and off-turn action mechanics. It can be played solo, competitive or semi-cooperative.