A new Star Trek game from Disruptor Beam will feature characters from every Star Trek era.
Star Trek Timelines allows players to “assemble the Star Trek crew of their dreams to resolve galactic conflict however they choose.”
Players will get to “explore characters, ships and scenarios familiar from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise – plus the first ten Star Trek films; from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) through Star Trek: Nemesis” to “solve problems using their unique skills and abilities.”
The game promises “hundreds of familiar and iconic characters,” including Kirk, Spock, Wolf, Wesley Crusher, Q, Locutus of Borg, Sisko, Janeway, T’Pol and more. The mechanism for getting together the characters from all of the Trek incarnations will be temporal anomalies, mirror universes and time travel.
The game won’t be all ship and space battles, but also exploration and politics. Players can “explore the galaxy, making decisions that impact the fate of friends, rivals and entire civilizations through diplomacy, technology, or force of arms.”
“We feel that a combat-oriented game wouldn’t really capture the vision of Star Trek,” said Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff. “Instead, we’re going to focus on giving you beautiful vistas of outer space, artistic renderings of your favorite characters, and a conflict mechanic where science and diplomacy are just as important as your ability to fire photon torpedoes. This means that some aspects of the game will be more ‘abstract’ than you’d experience in a first-person perspective game – but we think it’s the right way to create the right experience for Star Trek.”
Star Trek Timelines will be available for the following platforms: iOS, Android, and the web. An autumn release is planned.
Source: Press Release