The second biggest Trek project going on besides the new Star Trek film is ‘Star Trek Online’ the MMORPG being built by Perpetual Entertainment. Just this week Perpetual have added a ‘DevLog’ to the official STO site. The first DevLog written by story designer (and avowed hard core Trekkie) Mike Stemmle discusses the process for making each of the planet designs from concept to 3D build in the "World Machine." Here is a final result
Hopefully these DevLogs will give more insights into this exiting project. In the first entry Stemmle promises that in the months leading up to launch (late 2008) it will "be the place to go for informative, entertaining, and intriguing peeks into the making of the most ambitious Star Trek game in the history of the galaxy." Stemmle also offers up this " random, utterly cool ‘Star Trek Online Image of the Moment’"
Check out the full DevLog for more.
Perpetual sell game platform
This week Perpetual announced a licensing deal for their massive multiplayer platform to game developer BioWare (for an unnamed ‘secret’ MMORPG). This includes tech for player management, billing, customer relationship management, game feature extension, load-balancing, lobby servicing, patching and community management. This is very welcome news as last year there were some reports of biz trouble at Perpetual which is still a young company who have yet to release a single game. This deal is sure to help the coffers and is also a big vote of confidence in the engine that will power Star Trek Online.
Images courtesy of Perpetual Entertainment