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 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
Perfect World Entertainment Inc and Cryptic Studios have released the launch trailer for Star Trek Online: Awakening, the new expansion for the Star Trek MMORPG video gameSource: comicbook.com
As reported back in July, Star Trek Online: Awakening is now live on PC, with a PlayStation4/Xbox One release set for October 15Source: trektoday.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
Milutin Sredojevic will not have had an easier start to any of his coaching stints at various clubs across Africa than the one he is certain to have with ZamalekSource: sowetanlive.co.za
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
Welcome back to another installment of our regular STO column. As expected, much news came out of the last week’s Star Trek Las Vegas conventionSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Last week at Star Trek: Las Vegas, as reported by TrekCore, Hero Collector‘s Matt Buss and Chris Thompson presented some of the newer ships to expect from the StarshipsSource: trektoday.com
The official teaser trailer for Star Trek Online: Awakening is here. The Awakening update will introduce Anthony Rapp‘s Lieutenant Commander Paul Stamets when it launches on September 10, 2019Source: bleedingcool.com
With Star Trek Las Vegas officially beginning today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc and Cryptic Studios have announced Star Trek Online: Awakening, the next expansion for the Star Trek MMORPG videoSource: comicbook.com
Anthony Rapp, Star Trek: Discovery‘s Paul Stamets will be joining the Star Trek: Online game in Star Trek: Online: Awakening, which is set in the year 2410Source: trektoday.com
Star Trek: Discovery is headed into virtual reality. Sandbox VR this year will introduce the first Star Trek Holodeck VR experience based on Star Trek: DiscoverySource: comicbook.com
Despite its age, the developers of Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment‘s Star Trek Online continue to surprise with exciting, new weekly updatesSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
GameCo will be unveiling a brand new gambling machine this coming weekend that Trek fans will be interested in with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Red AlertSource: bleedingcool.com
Star Trek Fleet Command, a MMO/strategy hybrid mobile game from developer Scopely, announced earlier that it had reached over $100 million in lifetime revenueSource: screenrant.com
The free-to-play multiplayer strategy game is the fastest-growing release in developer Scopely's history, helping boost the company's overall earnings across the $1 billion markSource: hollywoodreporter.com
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!