So I personally am extremely happy with FTL, but a lot people around these and other forums have seemingly wanted a more traditional RPG with the same style of combat. Less permadeath, more open universe ect. ect. Having now ran into a kickstarter that is seemingly offering those things I might as well point it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kanefreeman/aurora-rising
Now a few small thing. As is obvious the combat/ship management is, to put it politely, inspired by FTL. I don´t view this as a bad thing at all, good system is good and more games should try and use it/iterate upon it. Secondly it is being currently developed by only one dude, and I don´t have any clue about this particular person. The pre-alfa footage and all looks good enough to convince me for now, but feel free to do your own research on that.