I also added a 'spark' effect which I have hard-coded into an Alien death to see what it looks like.
Oh, and I added a star-field to the environmental system.
Pretty soon I have to stop adding special effects and actually start creating levels for this game.
At least I have a name now... OVERLOAD (okay, a work in progress but I am really have difficulting coming up with a name for this game).
I have been giving some thought to the problem of detecting you are about to hit something when the ship is at the left or right extremes - I am heading towards a hud based overlay that shows a reticule over the thing directly in front of you that shows just how close it is. Its that or remove the funky camera system - and I like the camera system as it is!
Just in case anyone is interested - this is what the script looks like that defines an 'alien'
# The first actor
SpinVariables 2.0 0.0
Glow 0.0 1.0 1.0
Shadow 3.0 2.5 3.0
CollisionSphere 0.0 0.0 2.0
# End of the first actor