Just to let you know, there is now a simple friend system available on the website. You can add other users to your friend list which makes it easier to invite them to private games.
Development is ongoing, however I've been fairly busy with life lately so I haven't been able to do as much as I want. I do have a plan in the works to greatly reduce the planet generation times, however. This is one of the more major nuisances with the game, but until a few days ago I didn't see a clear way to improve it. Anyhow, you can look forward to this in an update coming in hopefully a couple of weeks.
Other than that, I have planned improvements to the website, game balance, and so forth. So much to do, and so little time! Please tell everyone you know to give Venture the Void a try, I've really tried to make this an interesting and fun game. Thanks,