Time to check in with the two big Star Trek computer games, Star Trek Online and the upcoming browser-game Star Trek: Infinite Space. Cryptic has added the Oberth class to STO, check out a video below. Plus there are new comments from the producer of Star Trek: Infinite Space promising an authentic Deep Space Nine experience.
ST Online: Oberth Class Added + new STOked
Cryptic added another classic ship to their lineup with the Oberth Class (for 800 Atari Tokens). The Starfleet science vessel was first seen in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock as the USS Grissom, with additional appearances in three other films and a number of episodes of TNG and DS9. The ship was phased out of service, but the new STO version includes "improvements in modular ship construction and shield design." More details at the C-Store. Here is a video promo.
This weeks STOked podcast pours over the Cryptic’s April Engineering Report and takes a look at building a Foundry mission and more.
ST Infinite Space – Producer promises authentic DS9 experience
Star Trek Infinite Space is the free-to-play browser game being developed by Gameforge is due this Summer. In an interview with MMORPG.com, Executive Producer Ralf Adam discusses the game including how it stays true to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine universe, here is an excerpt:
MMORPG.com: What measures are being taken to ensure that fans of the series will walk away from the experience feeling like they received an authentic and true representation of the ST: DS9 universe?
Ralf Adam: Right from the start of production we had two main goals for the project:
* To create a game in the Star Trek Universe that stays true to the franchise and gives all fans a fantastic Star Trek experience, while also attracting new players with its accessibility and the fact that it doesn’t require any downloads or other technical hurdles.
* To deliver quality gameplay and audio-visual production values never seen before in a browser-based game.
To achieve these goals we are working closely together with Denise and Michael Okuda on the ships and the overall visual design. They’ve both served as technical consultants and art supervisors on various Star Trek series such as The Next Generation, and written many Star Trek encyclopedias. We also brought the producer and screenwriter for The Next Generation, Lee Sheldon, on board to help us with the story and mission design. Of course, we’re also collaborating very closely with CBS Studios since they are the Star Trek experts.
…more on ST: IS at MMORPG.com
Finally a reminder that Gameforge will have a booth at Fedcon, Europe’s biggest Star Trek convention, being held next weekend (April 28th – May 1st) at the Maritim Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can try the latest build of the game yourself and talk ot the producers and developers.