I'm not a bad man. Sure, I might rule over billions of miserable souls with an iron fist. I confess that my greatest dream is to conquer and enslave the entire galaxy. I admit that when asked who my greatest heroes are, I list the most bloodthirsty, despicable dictators in the history of the universe. But really, I've got an unfair reputation.
No doubt in the annals of history I will be remembered as the aggressor in the violent Empire-Amoeba War. I mean, I did make some off-color jokes about them. But is a fat joke about their massive genome really that bad? Well, I paid for it. The galaxy has been at war for a century, and there is no end in sight.
Endless Space is a massive 4X title where amoebas can beat you up and aggressive bird-men can be excellent trading partners. There's also an entire civilization that seems to be based off of Rimmerworld. Give it a chance and it will eat up all of your time.