Wow, this game looks pretty cool! Will there be a GOG version?
I took a peek at their forum to see if there was any stance on a DRM-free version. The only official response to that one thread was essentially no response. http://forum.starcommandgame.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=109&p=583&hilit=drm#p583
And that was almost two years back.
I just don't understand what the angry backers think we are doing - we are working on the game. It's like constantly opening the door on a cake that is baking - just chill and relax and it will be done and taste delicious. Patience, patience, patience. This is our first game- call us stupid, call us non cummunicative - but simply understand WE ARE MAKING THIS GAME FOR YOU!
Edit: added the text from the post.