Okay, finally got ship controls working in the Time Commander prototype. I had to pretty much rewrite the prototype from scratch so I had a more sensible way of storing the game state in the time buffer and accessing it.
Drag the time slider back and forth to move in the timeline. Click on any ship, and the control panel will show the forward and turning thrusters for that ship. At any point in the timeline, you can change the thrusters for the selected ship. Note that when you do this, time from that point on is regenerated, so any thruster changes you’ve made for any ships past that point in time won’t exist anymore.
You can drag the control panel around if it’s blocking anything. To reset and get a different random setup, reload the page.
Click the image to play!