There has been a lot of talk about combat in Star Trek Online, but this week Cryptic has a contest focused on the exploration portion of the upcoming MMORPG. Cryptic is offering up a coveted spot in the beta test for the game in a new contest. To enter you have to come up with a winning description of a ‘strange new world’…details below. Plus we have a new image of the NX-91001 flagship.
Make a planet
If you come up with a creative response to the following challenge, you can win a guaranteed spot in the beta test of Star Trek Online. Here is the contest description from the STO website:
Planet Exploration Contest
Part of the adventure that comes from exploring strange new worlds is discovering that planet’s history and hearing the stories of its inhabitants. Imagine you have just entered orbit around the planet pictured here. Your mind races with the possibilities of what you will find. What is the planet’s name? What or who lives there? Are they peaceful or antagonistic, welcoming or outright hostile? Are they long gone leaving only more mysteries to solve?
Tell us about the planet shown here as well as on the Planet Exploration contest rules page. You can tell a story of daily life of the inhabitants, make a scientific survey log entry, or weave any type of tale you choose.
Email us your story of up to 500 words at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 29, 2009.
Orbit established, Captain. What do you think is down there?
Image to go along with the contest
According to the rules, entries will be based on:
• Spelling and grammar
Good luck, hopefully a TrekMovie.com reader wins.
New shot of the NX
Cyrptic also released another image of the NX-91001 ship with the following description:
The ship – The NX-91001 is Cryptic Studios’ signature ship for their upcoming MMO Star Trek Online. An updated Sovereign class ship, the NX-91001 is the first of many in a stellar lineup of galactic starships.