Star Trek Games: The Star Trek Online MMPORG, video games, board games, slot machines and more
Since the first season of Star Trek, we’ve had games to simulate the adventures of the starship Enterprise. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to imagine crisscrossing a quarter of the galaxy, boldly going where no one has gone before? Even if it did all begin with a bunch of cardboard, dice and plastic tokens…
It seems Snoop Dogg has a thing for Star Trek. Or his interior decorator doesSource: comicbook.com
The privately held free-to-play mobile-games publisher announced a $200 million Series D funding round, bringing it to $458 million raised to dateSource: variety.com
More ships from Star Trek Online’s 25th century are joining Hero Collector’s line of Star Trek model ships. Announced at the Destination Star Trek convention in Birmingham, UKSource: comicbook.com
We heard about this at New York Comic Con. But this is a much better lookSource: bleedingcool.com
Location-based virtual reality startup Sandbox VR has raised an additional $11 million from an illustrious round of funders including Orlando Bloom, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Kevin Durant,Source: variety.com
Oct. 27: Actor-comedian John Cleese is 80. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 77. Director Ivan Reitman is 73. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 70Source: toronto.citynews.ca
Star Trek Online: Awakening launches today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox OneSource: comicbook.com
Since the very first time viewers saw a communicator on Star Trek: The Original Series, the Star Trek franchise has proven that it has the capacity to predict the futureSource: screenrant.com
Television is a fundamental human right, up there with life, liberty, and all of that other stuff, and it’s a grave injustice when shows are blocked just because theSource: filmdaily.co
To celebrate the recent Star Trek Online Awakening update for PC, Perfect World Entertainment and TrekToday are offering fifty codes for an Intel Science BundleSource: trektoday.com
'Star Trek: Discovery' Actor Anthony Rapp Talks Diversity, Science and New Role in 'Star Trek Online'
In an exclusive interview with Space.com, Rapp said gamers will encounter Stamets as a hologram, taking inspiration from The Doctor in "Star Trek: VoyagerSource: space.com
The future of Star Trek looks younger and brighter with the merge of CBS and Viacom reunifying the franchiseSource: metro.co.uk
The next installment of the Star Trek: Discovery novel series arrives this December. Star Trek: Discovery: Dead Endless is the sixth Star Trek: Discovery novelSource: comicbook.com
Like a modern-day "Tin Man" who only wants a heart, Data occupies a special place in pop culture as a human-adjacent being that provides a unique perspective onSource: screenrant.com
It’s 50 years since man first stepped on the moon, and we’re still harboring dreams of escaping life on Earth for the mysteries of spaceSource: mercurynews.com
While we were at PAX West 2019, Kalypso Media had a few new games to show us, and one of those was a cool little simulator called Spacebase StartopiaSource: bleedingcool.com
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a sci-fi series that ran from 1993 to 1999, spanning 176 episodesSource: screenrant.com
Well, finally. The Bucs locked up general manager Jason Licht on a double-secret five-year extension. Thank goodness. We hadn’t been able to keep food downSource: tampabay.com
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ActiveCampaign, a US sales and marketing software company, is to create more than 200 jobs in Dublin over the next three years with the opening of a new European headquartersSource: irishtimes.com
All Starfleet officers with a PlayStation 4, report for duty. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is on deep discount in the PlayStation StoreSource: comicbook.com
Earlier this week, CBS and Viacom announced plans to mergeSource: comicbook.com
It’s the calm before the “Awakening” as we shine a spotlight on an amusing video showcasing the extensive character creation system of Star Trek OnlineSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
After Star Trek: Discovery’s second season, fans are campaigning for a Capt. Pike spinoff. But after the first season, fans were all about finding Prime LorcaSource: comicbook.com
BASKETBALL: Season 2019 won't go down in the history books for the right reasons with just two wins spread across the men's and women's programsSource: thechronicle.com.au
Wikipedia lists three board games simply called “Star Trek” in the 1970s as TOS entered syndication and the ST collective began slowly assimilating fans, but along with the franchise itself didn’t really hit warp speed until the release of The Motion Picture. Milton Bradley’s game based on TMP was a top-seller; the company released a game based on seizing power within the Klingon Empire thereafter. Plus, in the post Star Wars-marketing universe, Star Trek entered the lands of pinball machines and casino slot machines.
The early 1980s saw the rise and brief cultural domination of arcade video games, and Star Trek had a few titles in this genre; speaking (writing?) as one who was there, however, the shoot ’em ups that these games inevitably became just never felt right – they weren’t *Star Trek* enough, you know?
With the explosion of ST TV programming in the late 1980s/90s, each series got its own board games, trivia games, UNO games for Cochrane’s sake. For gamers, this truly was the golden age of Star Trek games…
…until, of course, the personal computer could realistically be a household device. And then the internet. Seemingly 1,000 Star Trek-based games have hit the market in the 2000s and 10s, many featuring cast members of the various series. Most notable among the lot is the Star Trek Online MMORPG; first launched in 2012, its popularity remains high and upgrades seem to be released more and more often as further worlds are opened in official canon.
The point: Star Trek games come in many flavors and boast a history running fully parallel with the entire franchise. For news and other information on Star Trek games and gaming, keep you eyes on this space for regular updates!