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…
The Star Trek Timeliners mobile device game just got a new rights owner in Tilting Point and a new studio in Boston to work on the gameSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Star Trek Timelines is under new managementSource: comicbook.com
Sometimes it’s fun to imagine what ifSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
According to The Hollywood Reporter, GameMaster "places 12 amateur, aspiring esports athletes under one roof where they will live together and compete for a $100,000 grand prizeSource: cbr.com
Wil Wheaton has a new enterpriseSource: wired.com
The 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards nominations were announced, with Watchmen, Supergirl and Batwoman scoring nominations in the television categoriesSource: cbr.com
Hulu is kicking off the new decade by adding a veritable ton of films to their streaming library, as well as some classic TV series and new episodes of currentSource: collider.com
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now available for Oculus Quest. The game was previously available for the Oculus Rift Platform and has now spread to another deviceSource: comicbook.com
Star Trek’s René Auberjonois lost the fight against cancer earlier today, December 8, 2019Source: thenerdstash.com
Back in July, Wines That Rock revealed a pair of limited edition wines from Star Trek, both being released ahead of PicardSource: bleedingcool.com
Dorothy Catherine Fontana, the legendary television writer better known by her gender-hiding nom de plume, D.CSource: denofgeek.com
Veteran writer Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana passed away at the age of 80 in Los Angeles on MondaySource: bleedingcool.com
Volume 2 of the Star Trek: Voyager soundtrack collection from La-La Land Records will be released tomorrow, December 3Source: trektoday.com
Star Trek: Picard is going to voyage into the future of the Star Trek universe with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean-Luc PicardSource: comicbook.com
Star Trek: Picard will catch up with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Capt. Jean-Luc Picard years after the events of Star Trek: NemesisSource: comicbook.com
When every Star Trek series ended, the actors lives kept on goingSource: screenrant.com
In Star Trek: Discovery – Away Mission VR Experience, “Away Mission warps you and your crew aboard the U.S.SSource: trektoday.com
It seems Snoop Dogg has a thing for Star Trek. Or his interior decorator doesSource: comicbook.com
At Destination Star Trek Birmingham, Star Trek Online and Hero Collector announced the release of two Star Trek Online ship models which will arrive next yearSource: trektoday.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
The Series D round was led by firm NewView Capital and will fund the mobile game company's mergers and acquisitions and investment strategySource: hollywoodreporter.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: alaskahighwaynews.ca
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 IGT Star Trek slot games, 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 example, the famous American slot maker, IGT has created for you, Star Trek fans a series of Star Trek slot machines, which you can find online and in Vegas. For the online game, check SlotsFree.com. For news and other information on Star Trek games and gaming, keep you eyes on this space for regular updates!