Thank you Quintillus. Detailed well constructed answers make life so much easier. It's a shame that with all the potential manpower on this site that we can't crowd-source an independent game. Ideally just patching together chunks code with simple Boolean logic gates to make it user friendly and universally compatible. It would essentially be a strategy game designer with no copyright protection. I wouldn't be able to offer much beyond ideas and game testing anyway. Sorry, if you gave me the universe i'd ask if you had it in blue.