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Author Topic: Star Trek: All Crew Reporting Announced for Nintendo Wii and DS  (Read 1724 times)

Offline Zach

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Star Trek: All Crew Reporting for the Nintendo Wii has been announced over at fellow trek gaming website Star Trek Fan Games All Crew Reporting is being developed by Mitch Adams as part of a bachelors degree in game design and development.

The Premise of the Game - Bring the bridge to youíre living room! Weather youíre on Flight Control, Operations Management, Security and Tactical, or in the Captainís Chair, everyone has an important role. With determination, teamwork, and a little luck, you just might bring youíre starship back in one piece!

Players will complete missions of approximately one hour in length, in order to earn commendation points, and unlock other ships. Players may also cooperate with other ships and/or test their combat skills against each other in Multi Ship Mode with a maximum of 30 ships playing on a single server. If the game is successful enough, players should be able to download missions and content on a fairly regular basis, possibly even weekly or bi-monthly.

The game(s) will fully emerge players into the world of star trek like never before. The players will each man different positions on the bridge. The living room will literally become the bridge of a starship. Crews will have the opportunity to hail other ships and put their bridge on screen through a webcam interface creating a new venue for trekies of all ages to break out their star fleet uniforms and go where no man has gone before!

Hailing Frequency will be attempting to secure an interview with Mitch Adams in time for the next edition of the podcast - However, if you would like more information about the project, we will be posting a range of information including a design document in a new dedicated "All Crew Reporting" Sub Forum that we have setup here: http://www.hailingfrequency.co.uk/boards/index.php?board=49.0

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It's a bold idea, and the Wii interface looks like great fun, but that's a pretty big investment in hardware: a Nintendo Wii with a Wi-Fi connection, 1 Wii-mote, and 3 Game Boy DS Portable Handheld Systems.

I can see where he's coming from though. It's meant to be something where 3-4 friends or family in the same room are playing the same game in the same room rather than in separate rooms (as in a LAN party) or different towns/countries over the internet. My kids tend to shout at each other between their bedrooms when they are on the MMOG.

Now if he could interface with old Gameboys! There must be dozens of them lying around that you can pickup for a song!

Cheers

K

PS Although why anyone would want to hear me sing has got me beat!


Offline Kinneas

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This is one of those amazing ideas that goes way back...and one that many big names, for a long time, said could not be done!

Even Perpetual was struggling with it and had finally (supposedly)  made some headway, though it did not seem it would have been a feature in a 'stage 1' release.

Last week, giants in the world of gaming have been talking about: "How to bring MMO's into the living room."   How do you capture that old-school, board game feel with all this new technology?  How do you make it a family & friend experience again?

I'm proud to say this community has been brainstorming that subject since before ST:O was conceived.   I am more proud it is someone who loves Star Trek doing it!  :ilovestartrek:  ::  Lowest bow ever ::  You have my deepest respect!   :ilovestartrek: :ilovestartrek: :ilovestartrek:

Mitch Adams should talk with Bad Robot and CBS.

Maybe I am just tired after waiting for STO for so long, but THIS...THIS HAS ME EXCITED!  Without seeing it, I say that this idea needs to keep evolving and being worked on for Star Trek gaming experiences.

Sure it would be great for most other games...but I'm biased.

BEST WISHES,forever, MITCH ADAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ilovestartrek:


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Re: Star Trek: All Crew Reporting Announced for Nintendo Wii and DS
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2008 12:23 AM »
Is it just me or has the original forum thread for this disappeared from Star Trek Fan Games? This presents a problem because that's the only avenue of getting in touch with Mr Adams and I'd hate to see this idea fade away.

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Offline Zach

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Re: Star Trek: All Crew Reporting Announced for Nintendo Wii and DS
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2008 08:42 AM »
I'll look into it.

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