Star Trek fans have a lot to be excited about today, as a new pixelated iOS game has been released for iOS devices. If it’s 8-Bit graphics weren’t enough for you, your exploits will be narrated by none other than Mr. George Takai himself! Oh My!
Star Trek Trexels is based on the original Star Trek show, and throws in a bit of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well. Players will enjoy music from the original series, and conduct away mission and engage in exciting space combat. Cadets will even be able to create their very own Enterprise! Make it so!
“We were really inspired by the spirit of the original series, especially the sense of exploration and adventure. Our goal was not only to give players the opportunity to build and customize their own ships, but the chance to journey through an entire galaxy’s worth of strange new worlds and civilizations.” – Craig Bolin, Senior Game Designer at YesGnome
Start Trek Trexels is priced at $2.99 and is available on the App Store. Trexels runs on iOS devices running iOS 5 or newer, and is optimized for the iPhone 5. While the game is not yet available on Android devices, the team is hopefully developing that version at warp factor 9. “Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor not an Android programmer!”
Check out some shots from the game below, and the press release after that if you’re feeling adventurous.
Star Trek™ Trexels
AVAILABLE NOW ON THE APP STORE:
Enlist in Starfleet and take command of your very own starship.
[x]cube GAMES and YesGnome, LLC are pleased to announce a whole new way for fans “to boldly go where no one has gone before” with Star Trek™ Trexels™, a mobile game available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
A temporal rift has caused old foes and surprising new allies to find their way into an unexplored region of space. Build your ship, choose your crew, and explore an 8-bit galaxy like no one has before.
Set within the original Star Trek universe, players will encounter familiar characters and locations from Star Trek™: The Original Series and Star Trek™: The Next Generation, as well as all new crew members, aliens, and mysterious planets to explore. The game also features narration by the one and only George Takei, the original music from the series, and a user interface based on the iconic LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) system.
“We were really inspired by the spirit of the original series, especially the sense of exploration and adventure,” explained Craig Bolin, Senior Game Designer at YesGnome. “Our goal was not only to give players the opportunity to build and customize their own ships, but the chance to journey through an entire galaxy’s worth of strange new worlds and civilizations.”
Star Trek™ Trexels
*** Take command of YOUR very own starship! ***The USS Valiant has been destroyed by an unknown attacker, and Starfleet has chosen YOU to continue its mission deep within a mysterious area of space known as the Trexelian Expanse. Build your ship, choose your crew, learn the fate of the Valiant, and explore the Expanse in the name of the Federation.
Good luck. Starfleet out.
“SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER”
Get ready to explore the Galaxy like no one has before, as you journey across a vast galactic map!
BUILD YOUR SHIP
YOU decide how your ship is built. Choose from dozens of different room types and modifications, and put those red shirts to work!
CHOOSE YOUR CREW
Assign officers to key posts, train them to increase their abilities, and send them on exciting Away Missions!
ICONIC CHARACTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
A temporal rift in the Expanse has caused old foes and surprising new allies to find their way into this unexplored region of space. Luckily, you’ve also got the brand-new LCARS interface to aid your mission!
AN AUTHENTIC STAR TREK™ EXPERIENCE
Featuring narration by the one and only George Takei, the game also includes the original music from Star Trek™: The Original Series!
Faster than you can say, “Make it so,” look for future updates that will truly take the Trexels experience into the ‘next generation’… of mobile games.
Narrated by the one and only George Takei
Music from the original series
Gameplay using a next generation LCARS interface
Unique “Trexelated” art style
Exciting Space Combat and Away Missions
Customize your ship for maximum efficiency
Please note: Star Trek Trexels™ makes available non-compulsory in-app purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature, please disable the ability to purchase in-app content in your device settings.
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