UPDATE: A new choice section for who goes on the ship is being added. It's quite a large update and I've tried to contain it but it's incomplete and likely buggy right now. It shouldn't affect play until you finish your ship. For now, the best option to pick is '10 random people'.
In the meantime, I am about to create a list of 100 people, 10 of which you can take on the ship and save. If anyone wants to add a character to the game, now is your chance. They can be any age, profession, gender, but the nationality will be fixed as your in-game nationality. If you want to add character traits too, that will help!