It is notable for being the last game designed for Origin by Paul Neurath before he went on to found Blue Sky Productions (later renamed Looking Glass Studios).
There is also an arcade game called "Hive!" in the bars, that can be played by the player. The gameplay is a 2D top-down shooter, with the player moving on foot, attacking the incoming Manchis.
Space Rogue can be considered as the spiritual predecessor to Origin's Wing Commander series. The press release for Space Rogue stated that it is "the first of its kind in science-fiction/3D space flight simulation.