Today Atari has launched a new web mini game Star Trek Online Architect, which allows fans to create their own starships and share them with others. The mini-game also includes an Intel-sponsored contest where you can win a full-sized captains chair. More details below.
Atari Launches Star Trek™ Online Architect
– Fans Can Build Custom Ships and Win a Custom Captain’s Chair –
July 15, 2010 – Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive
entertainment, announced today the launch of the Star Trek™ Online Architect. The STO Architect
( www.startrekonline.com/architect ) gives fans even more access to the Star Trek universe than ever
before, providing the necessary virtual tools for them to create their favorite starships and share them with
others. The Architect also includes a gallery for fans to view their creations, a mini-game and an Intel®
sponsored sweepstakes with prizes that include a replica captain’s chair, Intel® Core™ i7-920 Processors and
copies of the Star Trek Online game.
Created and developed by The Game Agency, a New York and Los Angeles based marketing firm, the minigame,
Star Trek Online Ship Shaper, challenges players to build Star fleet ships as quickly as possible and top
the leaderboard. Once a ship order has come in, the player must grab the correct pieces from the slider and
assemble the ship quickly. Points and bonus time are awarded for fulfilling the ship orders correctly. It is a fun
and frenzied game that is easy to pick up and play.
In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale. In this massively
multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios and licensed by CBS Consumer Products, players can pioneer
their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or, they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the
Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. Players can visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction,
reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode missions, every
moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star. Immerse
yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new
“The Star Trek universe is filled with such amazing, imaginative characters and technologies that we wanted to
provide something that could be enjoyed by anyone, Star Trek fan or not. By providing the tools for users to
build their own Star fleet ships, we think we have created a very cool, new way for fans and newcomers to
interact with the Star Trek universe,” says Stephen Baer, Managing Partner of The Game Agency. “In an
increasingly social world, gaming has infiltrated almost every demographic possible giving brands innovative
new ways of reaching their customers. In this case Intel played a key role in bringing Star Trek Online Architect
to life, allowing us to create unique and engaging campaign with as wide a reach as possible.”
"It’s a pleasure to be able to finally present a portion of our incredibly robust Star Trek Online ship creation and
customization tools on the web," says John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios. "Working with The Game
Agency and Intel has enabled us to give fans and newcomers a chance to construct their own Federation
starships with an easy-to-use interface. The Architect also serves as a terrific introduction to the Star Trek
universe, which everyone can enjoy in Star Trek Online."
For more information about Star Trek Online, please visit www.startrekonline.com.