There was a game like that. I forget what it was called, but it took place on a space station.
You designed the station, SimCity-like, and controlled the interactions between the crew and the alien species, like The Sims.
It looked kinda cool for that type of game,.. which I never got into.
If I ever come across the name of it I'll let you know.
EDIT: It is called "Space Colony." Not that old,.. might still be around. Got good reviews.
It also appears that the Sims might be doing an offical Space-Station themed game as well.
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