Here is an official place to share our visions - colors, mood, style so things that are less technical. I will reply with concept art and ideas under this post.
Thrive’s Art Direction
Because we’re creating a realistic simulation the graphics should be realistic to not take the seriousness away. There is something intriguing about fully realistic alien environments.
Despite that, there needs to be a color and value balance. We can make realistic textures and accurate colors and be done, but with more thought put into it every screenshot could look like a beautiful alien documentary.