Hi Kenn, you can find the great review and many enlightening comments over here.
and the Stately Play's Premier League of 16 contestants had a good start and will bring on lots of dramatic matches and much fun, i'm sure.
it's an "empire builder" or "engine builder". you try to set up economical or military engines for generating synergies to score more points than your opponent/s. sometimes called "San Juan in space."
fantastic app with well implemented async 2-4 players multiplayer.
i'm not the only one for whom this is GotY.