Star Trek’s history with video games is not a particularly illustrious one. Over the years, Trekkies have had to deal with buggy action games, space battles with questionable controls, and blatant cash grabs. When I heard about Star Trek Timelines last summer at the Star Trek Convention, I thought we might finally be getting a Star Trek game that could buck the trend. And while Timelines doesn’t reinvent the mobile game wheel, there’s enough content here for a fan to be entertained. Read on for my full review.
There was much to see this past weekend at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, but I was excited for one thing in particular taking place in the merchandise hall and on stage Sunday afternoon. Disruptor Beam brought their brand new mobile game, Star Trek Timelines, to the show floor and I got a little hands-on time with it.
The Internet has long been a hotbed (or depending on your perspective a cesspool) of nostalgia. Indeed, Star Trek nostalgia fueled much of the development of the Internet with blogs, wikis, and so forth dedicated to our beloved franchise. And for those of you gearing up for the 50th anniversary, what better way than to resurrect some gems from the 25th anniversary?
If you’re looking for a computer game that combines Trek action with the charm of a classic education program, the wait is over. Introducing Orion Trail, a clever take on the old Oregon Trail series of games. Orion Trail is a single player space adventure currently on Kickstarter. Read on for more info and a video Let’s Play of the demo.
The free-to-play massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online has headed into the Delta Quadrant with the launch of the new expansion "Delta Rising." Get more details, artwork, and screenshots below – plus watch the new (Voyager-inspired) launch trailer below.
A release date has been announced for Star Trek Online’s second expansion, Delta Rising, as well as information involving more Voyager alum, ship details, and game mechanic updates. Get up to speed on what’s next for STO below.
A new browser-based Star Trek strategy game (which was teased back in June) has now been officially announced. "Star Trek: Alien Domain" is set to take players to Fluidic Space, get more details below, along with a production diary video from the “Star Trek Timelines” game.
Cryptic is adding more Star Trek: Voyager stars to their upcoming Delta Rising expansion for Star Trek Online. Today they announced Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips and Robert Picardo are now on board, adding their voices to the game, bringing the total to five Voyager stars. Details below.
Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has released the first trailer for the game’s second expansion, Delta Rising, as well as photos and information about certain species and ships that will be seen in the expansion. Delta Rising releases this fall.
Late last year [x]cube Games launched the Star Trek game ‘Trexels’ for iOS devices – delivering pixelated fun on board the TOS-era ‘USS Trexelprise.’ Today they have launched a big upgrade to Trexels that adds Star Trek: The Next Generation content, and the game is now free. More info and video below.
Earlier this week TrekMovie reported on Cryptic Studio’s Star Trek Las Vegas Con panel announcement of "Delta Rising," Star Trek Online’s second expansion pack. TrekMovie has now spoken exclusively with Cryptic’s Lead Designer Al Rivera about the new expansion, providing us with more details. We also have high resolution images from "Delta Rising" and video clips of the Vegas panel. Get all the Delta Quadrant goodies below.
The Star Trek Convention in Vegas saw the announcement of Star Trek Online’s next expansion – "Delta Rising," and as the name implies it will take players into the Delta Quadrant – complete with some voice talent from Star Trek: Voyager. Details and first images below, plus a wrap-up of other merchandise news announced at different panels (besides previously covered TNG S7 Blu-ray panel), including the new jewelry licensee RockLove.
This morning Cryptic Studios launched an update for Star Trek Online. They have completely revamped the game’s crafting system, introduced a new standard uniform for Federation players, and added the Xindi too. TrekMovie spoke exclusively with Cryptic’s Thomas Marrone to get the lowdown on the changes for STO. Get the details below.
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 Star Trek fan, known only as “Daniel,” has created a web-based game where players can explore the Enterprise-D in pixelated, isometric form. Featuring common areas, such as the bridge, ready room, andcaptain quarters, the game also contains little-seen rooms like restrooms, science labs, and staircases. Players have the ability to move freely throughout the ship, and they can even save their progress and pick it up later. Visit Pixeltrek.com to start playing.
Star Trek Online has launched its second annual Risa event, allowing players to partake in various summertime activities. This year’s event features new assignments and rewards, and those who complete the event reputation project earn access to a new high-tier ship. The event is available June 5-July 17.
Disruptor Beam, a Boston-based game developer, has announced the development of Star Trek Timelines, a multiplayer strategy RPG set in the Prime Universe that will cover every era of the franchise’s history, from the Enterprise-era through the TNG-era. The developer, who released Game of Thrones Ascent last year, is designing the game in a way that makes “mixing and matching” crews from different eras a possibility.
More than 4 years after it launched on Windows machines, Cryptic Studios has finally released a Mac client for Star Trek Online. From the press release: Free-to-Play MMORPG Now Available For Mac Players (Redwood City, CA) March 11, 2014 — Perfect World Entertainment Inc., Cryptic Studios, and TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) are proud to announce that Star Trek Online, the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG, is now live on Mac. Players can choose their destiny and play as Federation, Klingon, or Romulan factions. Explore the galaxy, captain a starship, and engage in epic space and ground battles. “Star Trek fans have been asking for Star Trek Online on Mac since we launched in 2010. Thanks to the tremendous success we’ve had with the game, we’re excited to be expanding the galaxy again.” said Cryptic Studios CTO & Executive Producer, Stephen D’Angelo. “We know there’s a large gaming community that thrives on Mac and we’re thrilled to finally be able to let them experience Star Trek Online. It simply looks amazing on Mac widescreens.”
The new Star Trek Video Game is due in just two days. TrekMovie sat down with Paramount producer Brian Miller for an exclusive talk about the game and the future of Star Trek gaming. Read the full interview below plus we share some more game play and behind the scenes video for the game..
Star Trek: The Video Game comes out next week. I have had a chance to play with the game a little and give you first impressions of the game below, along with four game play videos. Plus there is a new making-of video released by Paramount showing the new Star Trek doing their voice work for the game.
The new Star Trek co-op game (for PC, PS3 and Xbox360) is has Kirk and Spock from the new universe trying to save a Vulcan colony from an invasion of the Gorn. And Paramount has released a new video promo of the game featuring William Shatner and a TOS Gorn re-enacting the classic fight scene from "Arena." Check it out below. UPDATE: There is also a new online promo game.
Today Perfect World and Cryptic announced a major expansion to Star Trek Online, the massive multiplayer game set in Star Trek’s 25th century. In May they will launch "Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus" – a new expansion that adds the Romulans as a third playable faction for the game. More info, screenshots and a trailer below.
The new Star Trek video game is due out in about a month and today Namco and Paramount released the second of their behind the scenes videos on the making of the game – this time focusing on the villains – The Gorn. We also have a bunch of new images from the game. Get into the Gorn below.
In April the new Star Trek video game with a brand new story set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Into Darkness arrives. And today Paramount released more details on the game’s story, characters and some new images. Check it all out below.
WizKids/NECA have just announced a new collectible Star Trek board game. The new "Attack Wing" game is the latest entry in the Star Trek HeroClix line-up. See below for more details and images from Star Trek: Attack Wing, including some exclusive first looks.
The Star Trek co-op video game arrives on April 23rd. The game features a brand new story set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into Darkness. Today Paramount (and distributor Namco Bandai) released the first of a series of behind the scenes videos on the making the game. This first one explores the co-op experience. Check it out the video which also features new footage.
Today Namco Bandai has announced an official release date for their upcoming Star Trek video game, which is set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into Darkness. The game will be in stores on April 23rd. You can also pre-order the game now. More info on this exciting upcoming title below including a new screenshot of the USS Enterprise.
The massive multiplayer online game Star Trek Online launched a new update today. Season 7 of STO is titled "New Romulus" so you can guess what the focus of the new content is. See below for more details and to watch the new trailer.
This week Gamescon in Germany kicks off (Europe’s E3) and the team behind the new Star Trek video game set in the new movie universe are arriving with a brand new trailer for the game. Check it out below.
The list of cancelled Star Trek video games just got longer. The German publisher Gameforge has made official what has been clear since last fall, their browser game Star Trek: Infinite Space is dead. The company is citing problems finding a partner. More details below.