Game of Thrones: Ascent developer Disruptor Beam has announced its next licensed web and mobile game: Star Trek Timelines. It will also be a social game, and promises to bring together various flavors of Star Trek under a single banner.
You'll get missions ranging in continuity across the original Star Trek, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. You'll be in charge of your own ship and crew, and you'll go on missions alongside the famous faces from those various Treks. The announcement specifically name-drops Kirk, Spock, Picard, and Data, to give you the gist. While seeking out new life and new civilizations and boldly going and all that, you'll have to use combat, diplomacy, and science to solve conundrums and gain new ship resources.
“We want to create a new generation of strategy game for tablet and mobile devices and one that is as large and deep as the Star Trek universe itself,” said CEO Jon Radoff, in the announcement. “I grew up watching the franchise and have always felt that the best episodes were those that went beyond the coolness of the technology or vastness of space; the ones which told the story of characters making important decisions that had an impact on others, on civilizations, planets, and technology."
A teaser-trailer doesn't show any gameplay, but does feature a few familiar voices.
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Star Trek Timelines, a social game from Game of Thrones: Ascent developer Disruptor Beam, brings together the various Star Trek incarnations ranging from the original to Enterprise.
I don't hold out much hope for the game, but that didn't stop the trailer from giving me goosebumps. It also made me realize that as much as I really like the new movies, it's a shame that there is no current show. "Let's see what's out there". A new planet/species/civilization/planet every week. Yeah, that was the good stuff.