Star Trek: Infinite Space cancelled

It was Klingons or the Romulans that brought Star Trek: Infinite Space to a screeching halt. It was the lack of a publisher that forced developer Gameforge to scrap the project.


Star Trek has always had its share of enemies: The Klingons, the Romulans, the Borg. But Star Trek: Infinite Space finally encountered an enemy that German developer Gameforge could not overcome: the lack of interest in the game from potential partners.

"Since autumn 2011 we made many efforts to find a publishing and marketing partner for Star Trek: Infinite Space," the company said in a statement (translated from German by GamesIndustry International. "Unfortunately, our efforts were not successful. So we have decided with a heavy heart to finally abandon the project."

The developer/publisher had already had its share of troubles, laying off more than 100 people late last year and cancelling HellBreed and Mythos. The free-to-play Star Trek title was already hanging by a thread at that time, but the company had held out hope that it could find someone interested in helping with the game.

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    August 8, 2012 12:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Star Trek: Infinite Space cancelled.

    It was Klingons or the Romulans that brought Star Trek: Infinite Space to a screeching halt. It was the lack of a publisher that forced developer Gameforge to scrap the project.

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      August 8, 2012 12:43 PM

      BOOO! I demand more star trek games!

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        August 8, 2012 2:52 PM

        I'd love to see another Star Trek adventure game.

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      August 8, 2012 12:47 PM

      That is too bad. I'd like to see some other ST game that isn't STO. A new starfleet command game could be really fun. sigh

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        August 8, 2012 12:54 PM

        Well they're still coming out with that co-op third person shooter one so that might be cool.

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          August 8, 2012 12:58 PM

          JJ Abrams universe, bleh

          j/k I'll prolly buy that too but nothing I have seen about it really piqued my interest other than it being Star Trek.

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        August 8, 2012 12:56 PM

        Agreed though - I actually like STO and it's been a lot less buggy than it used to be, but man what I wouldn't give for an updated Starfleet Command game...or hell, even another Elite Force game.

        Time to load up Elite Force and go to town, huh?

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        August 8, 2012 1:49 PM

        I would like to see a StarTrek MMO done right. Probably not going to happen given how most TV/Film IPs end up when they are converted to a game.

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        August 8, 2012 8:02 PM

        I want something like 25th Anniversary or Judgment Rights maybe Telltale could make a game.

        I still want Secret of Vulcan Fury dammit.

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          August 8, 2012 8:29 PM

          Telltale would be pretty perfect. they respect IPs and still make fun games. I would love to play that.

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      August 8, 2012 12:55 PM

      I remember this title - it was straight up AWFUL, even in beta. It was less like a real Star Trek game and more like a really crappy game with some Star Trek ship models and designs. :( Thankfully Star Trek Online is free to play and doing pretty well - if you're looking for a Star Trek game to play, I'd recommend it - at least the devs over there are pumping out new content for it.

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      August 8, 2012 5:54 PM

      I recommend anyone interested keep their eyes on Star Trek Excalibur - this looks a bit more like the kind of space game I'd really want to play, and is actually still in development (so far, anyways):

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      August 8, 2012 6:38 PM

      I'm not sad to see that game go but I wish there were more Star Trek games.

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      August 8, 2012 9:40 PM

      Thank god. this looked terrible from the start.

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      August 9, 2012 6:08 AM

      The DS game Infinite Space was interesting though!

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      August 9, 2012 6:26 AM

      It was Klingons or Romulans?

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