Infinite Space website online, Sign up for beta!

Posted on October 30th, 2010 by Zach Nicodemous

Star Trek Infinite Space, the upcoming browser based MMORPG from german publisher GameForge and developer Keen Games, has followed up on the launch of the first cinematic trailer with the launching of the official website and forums for the game at http://startrek-is.com/

The new website includes a couple of pieces of concept art (see below) along with some details about the game including:

  • The release date is scheduled for Summer 2011
  • The game uses Unity3D (browser plugin), no additional download is necessary
  • Developed by keen games in Frankfurt
  • To ensure that a full Star Trek feeling is achieved, Star Trek experts Mike and Denise Okuda are assisting us
  • Lee Sheldon, the experienced game designer, author, producer and script writer will be writing the storyline and game missions
  • Choose between two playable factions: Join the Federation or become a Klingon
  • The game is set in the Deep Space Nine timeline
  • The game will be a free-to-play casual browser game, meaning that there will be no subscription fee and that the game will be playable without payment
  • Alpha testing will begin in late 2010

You can also sign up for the chance to be a beta tester for the game via the website using a button in the top left hand corner – or you can visit the page directly by clicking the following link: http://startrek-is.com/testing-signup/

Finally, official forums have now launched for the game at the following URL – http://board.startrek-is.com/

But….Its a Flash Game….Right?

Infinite Space is set to be a browser based MMORPG which means that yes, it is using a flash engine.  However, flash game engines have come a very long way in recent years and it is now possible to achieve some amazing graphics within the browser environment.   If you do not believe us, check out some of these locations – these are all games that have been made on Unity3D:

In fact, there is a whole list of games made on Unity3D at its website – just click here to see the list

The point is, that with browser based flash engine technology having made alot of headway in the past few years, it is now possible to have a very strong gaming experience inside of your browser.   For this reason, Hailing Frequency is optimistic for the possabilities that this game offers.

Even better news, is that Unity3D itself is compatible with a number of platforms including:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Wii
  • XBOX360
  • PS3
  • iPad or iPhone

Hypothetically, this means that Infinite Space could have a presence on these other platforms, however wether it will or not remains to be seen.

Hailing Frequency is currently attempting to secure an interview with Keen Games and Gameforge, so watch this space trek gamers!

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