Fantastic game guys - fiendishly cunning and damnably addictive - my hat is off to you.
...... just wondering though - where does the name come from?
I ask because I am (re)reading the Sci-Fi novel Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton and can't help seeing similarities between the universe conquering, self-replicating Alien intelligence that begins in the Dyson pair. As it spreads out, it uses the natural resources of each world to replicate - each time mutating depending on the available resources.
probably just a coincidence. But it's a fantastic book anyway and if haven't read it then you should.
Keep up the good work and thanks again!