Bridge Commander 2 ends, rebranded as “Stellar Expanse”.

Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Zach Nicodemous

After over half a decade in development, the fan project “Bridge Commander 2” has ceased development and re-branded as “Stellar Expanse”.

The project will no longer make use of the Star Trek universe or any of its familiar ships, characters or locales and will now be an entirely original project.  The project creator insists that no cease-and-desist was ever received from CBS and that this move has been made as a way to release a game faster, unbound by the requirements, rules or limitations of the Star Trek universe.

The move has come as a surprise to some fans who have in the past supported the project financially on the basis that it is set in the “Star Trek” universe.

One supporter commented:

Being one of the supporters who shelled out 200 bucks to help with a Star Trek game, I’m pretty upset about not even having a Star Trek game. I’m really looking forward to your answers.

The project creator replied:

There’s just some things that I’m not at liberty to discuss in public, i really am sorry about that, but just know that it’s for the better.

There are an array of other comments from folks disappointed in this move and it is unclear as to whether those who financially supported will be able to request their money back given that the game they supported will no longer be released.

As a Star Trek Gaming website, Hailing Frequency will no longer be providing coverage of this project; therefore if you do wish to continue supporting the project, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

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Have you heard about…..The Star Trek Voyager Game Project?

Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Zach Nicodemous

You can certainly be forgiven if you have not heard about the Star Trek Voyager Game Project.  It is one of a number of high quality “fan” projects to have popped up in the last year or two. Whereas Stage 9 is focused on The Next Generation, as you can probably guess from the name, The “Star Trek Voyager Game Project” is focused on Deep Space Nine!  No, I kid; it is of course focused on Voyager.

Unlike Stage 9, there are not currently any publicly released builds that you can play and it is unclear as to whether these will be forthcoming in the future.  That said, the project releases regular updates via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STVOYAGERGP/ and it is well worth a look!

The end goal of the project is to have a faithfully recreated version of Voyager for us to explore and hopefully some interesting missions for us to embark upon!

Here is one of the latest video updates which is focused on the Shuttlebay area:

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Version 007 released for Stage 9 Enterprise D game!

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Zach Nicodemous

The latest update has been released for Stage 9’s Enterprise D virtual recreation.  Whilst still very much a work in progress, development on the project is roaring ahead with regular updates and regular videos from the developers showing what has been accomplished.

In the latest update video, the creators talk about work that has been done on the turbolift system.  In addition, work has been done on tricorders, padds and system warping!  Improvements have been made to the shuttle systems as well!

It is also worth noting that this game is available with versions for Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive and those of us here at Hailing Frequency have had bucket loads of fun testing the VR versions recently!

Check out the latest video below and be sure to head to http://stage-9.co.uk/download/ to download the latest version.

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Star Trek Bridge Crew announced, releasing Fall 2016

Posted on June 14th, 2016 by Zach Nicodemous

Following a leak over the weekend, Ubisoft have announced a major new entry in the Star Trek Gaming Franchise yesterday.

Star Trek Bridge Crew is being developed by Ubisoft in partnership with Red Storm Entertainment and is the first Star Trek game being developed for virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the Federation dispatches you and your crew to command the new vessel U.S.S. Aegis as part of a critical initiative. Your mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace. The Trench contains stunning beauty and undiscovered wonders, but also strange anomalies and dangers yet unknown. The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is undoubtedly a threat to the Federation’s plans. It’s up to you and your crew to chart the sector to determine the Klingons’ aims, and to secure a peaceful Federation presence.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heart of a starship, where- as officers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe.

More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-GB/game/star-trek-bridge-crew/

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Star Trek Gaming makes a slight resurgence in 2014 with 2 new games.

Posted on September 12th, 2014 by Zach Nicodemous

Star Trek Gaming has been making a cautious resurgence in 2014 two new official games announced. This follows the release of Star Trek: Trexels for mobile devices in 2013 and the ongoing existence of Star Trek Online.

In April 2014, Disruptor Beam, a Boston-based game developer, announced the development of Star Trek Timelines, a multiplayer strategy RPG set in the Prime Universe that will cover every era of the franchise’s history, from the Enterprise-era through the TNG-era.

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Disruptor Beam CEO Jon Radoff explained:

Temporal anomalies, mirror universes and time travel have been recurring themes throughout all the Star Trek series and several of the films. This will form the basis of Star Trek Timelines, and gives us the opportunity to explore a lot of “what-if” scenarios: what if Spock and Jean-Luc Picard got to serve on the same ship? What would it be like to have members of the mirror universe’s Terran Empire on your crew? This game will allow you to join forces with your favorite characters from across the many eras and universes from Star Trek lore—and then make decisions that impact the future of civilizations, star systems and the galaxy itself.

On September 12th 2014, Star Trek: Alien Domain was announced on StarTrek.com.

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Star Trek: Alien Domain, a new multiplayer online strategy game, will launch later this year via GameSamba, in conjunction with CBS Interactive and NGames. Playable by web browser, the game will be set in the mysterious, extra-dimensional realm of Fluidic Space – as seen in Star Trek: Voyager. Players will make strategic decisions to maintain control over limited resources, balance defensive spending with research, establish colonies and prioritize power distribution for optimal efficiency. Also, players can opt to participate in such PvP encounters as raids against player-controlled outposts, one-on-one skirmishes and large-scale, guild vs. guild Alliance Battles.

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Alien Domain will unfold after the most chronologically recent Star Trek canon and thus will feature a new Star Trek story, with players able to use a variety of starships and technologies native to their chosen faction. Starships will include Defiant-class and Constitution-class starships for the Federation, and D7 Battle Cruisers and Bird-of-Prey for the Klingon Empire. Players will even be able to craft and pilot unprecedented super-starships created through emerging technologies. Forming a diverse starship fleet will be essential for exploring the deep reaches of Fluidic Space and quelling its threats,

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