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NGames Teases Free-to-Play Star Trek MMO June 28, 2014

by Kyle Hadyniak , Filed under: Games , trackback

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Prolific web-based publisher NGames has teased a new free-to-play Star Trek MMO that takes place after the events of Star Trek: Voyager and is set in Fluidic Space. Players must either side with the Klingons or the Federation as they control fleets, explore, and battle Species 8472. The game will be released on NGames-operated Games321.com. NGames promises more information in the coming weeks, but so far they’ve only given us a single screenshot of the game (above).


A new free-to-play web-based Star Trek MMO is in development by NGames, an online games publisher. The game will be released on NGames-operated Game321.com. The untitled MMO will task players with controlling the Federation or Klingons while operating within Fluidic Space, home of Star Trek antagonists Species 8472. Players can build bases, explore, research technologies, and control strategic fleet-based combat.

“Players must side with either the Federation or Klingons and join in an all-out war as both sides fight each other, fend off invasions from Species 8472, and prepare for the many other untold threats of Fluidic Space,” states the game’s press release.

The press release explains that the Federation received a distress call from an unknown ship in Fluidic Space, which the Klingons promptly intercepted. Both factions arrived in Fluidic Space, where “war is on the verge of breaking out.” The game takes place post-Voyager.

Combat plays a pivotal role in the game, as players must build their own ships and create fleets to combat each other. Constitution-class, Defiant-class, Klingon Birds of Prey, and D7 starships are available, along with “super starships” created through “the help of brand-new technologies.”

“Fleets are essential for exploring deep space, defeating weird and wonderful monsters, attacking enemy planets and intercepting plunder ships,” said the press release. NGames is known for the Pockie Ninja series, FoxLi Rush, Cyber Monster, Tales of Solaris, Wartune, and several other web-based games. The company has recently entered the mobile games market, as well. NGames states more information on this Star Trek MMO will be released in the coming weeks.

 


 

Comments

1. Harry Ballz - June 28, 2014

Boy, new articles are coming fast and furious now. Kudos!

2. J.A.G.T. - June 28, 2014

While I think that a free-to-play Trek MMO is an awesome idea, I sorta kinda dislike the premise of the whole thing. I mean: Wasn’t it pretty much established in the episode “In the Flesh” that Species 8472 simply wants to be left in peace? They make terrific “video game aliens” though, thus I see the appeal of making them the primary antagonist.

3. Mikey1091 - June 28, 2014

Uhm…We already HAVE a free to play MMO. We really don’t need another. What I want to see is another Starfleet Command title or another title on the scale of Klingon Academy and Bridge Commander. Of course, this is from the horses mouth to God’s ears, or however that saying goes (I can’t remember the exact saying for the life of me).

4. Potato_Chip - June 29, 2014

While it is exciting to have a new Star Trek game, why is another MMO? I want a single player game that I can play on my Xbox360 while my children sleep at night. I don’t want to have to play online with or against anyone. I want customization, a story, and a good game.

5. Kadratis - June 29, 2014

First of all, there was a similar attempt to make a browser game set in the Trek universe. I believe it was set during the Dominion War when the Klingons withdrew from the Khitomer Accords. But it got canned by TPTB at GameForge and its staff was laid off.

LINK: http://trekmovie.com/2012/08/08/star-trek-infinite-space-game-officially-cancelled/

And then we have Star Trek Timelines being developed by Disruptor Beam; which hasn’t released any new information available since they announced it back in April.

LINK: http://www.disruptorbeam.com/games/star-trek-timelines

I hate to sound like a pessimist, but with the history of Trek gaming, I can’t see these ever being released.

6. kietero - July 1, 2014

Oh no… not another space shooter with the “Star Trek” name on it…

This is why STOnline has gotten so redundant – fight this, fight that, blow this up, kill these creatures… that’s not Star Trek, that’s World of Warcraft and Command and Conquor!

Heck, even Artimis Starship Simulator looks redundant with its shoot-to-kill single linear objectives. The RPGs (Star Trek 25th Anniversary, ST Judgment Rites, STTNG A Final Unity) have more Star Trek appeal than the modern games do!

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Star Trek Online. But I would love more of what makes Star Trek, Star Trek… like the RPG games of the 1990s, with more story-driven missions, mysteries to solve, the OCCASIONAL enemy to kill, dialogue-heavy STORIES that tug at the very fabric of humanity.

Point, click, shoot to kill is what Star Wars is all about – that’s not Star Trek. Please, enough with these war games – DS9 did war right by focusing on the human soul in times of combat – that’s why it went the war route, not to inspire meaningless kill this, kill that redundancies that aren’t even CLOSE to what the Federation stands for.

Sorry for the rant I’m just sick of these new “Star Trek” titles coming out with one objective: to kill :(

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