Behold, the Protostar! This is the player's craft from Studio Nasu's spaceship shooter, named after the title ship - Protostar.
In the fiction of the game, it is high tech fighter carrying a prototype warp drive. It is thought to be the smallest warp capable craft built by any of the factions that lay claim to the galaxy.
Operated by the Royal Vanguard Navy, the Protostar is pushed into service from the R.V.N. Phalanx, a light carrier assigned to patrol a derelict system for pirate activity.
The sprite was created pixel by pixel, in Photoshop CS2.
You can play the game for free, here! [link]