Disruptor Beam is hard at work on a new Star Trek game that will span the entire Star Trek universe, from the 1960’s Star Trek all the way up to Enterprise, and everything in between. The new title, called Star Trek Timelines will be a multi-platform affair, populating iOS, Android and web interfaces with our favorite Star Trek captains and characters. Disruptor Beam is well-known for the Game of Thrones Ascent game which has taken the world by storm.
Disruptor Beam is taking their sweet time with the title in order to craft a Star Trek experience that is unique and loved by the many different kinds of Star Trek fans in the universe. The game isn’t going to be just another MMORPG or run-and-shoot-everything-that-moves. Disruptor Beam is looking to do much more with Star Trek Timelines, which puts the story first and provides an immersive exploration system.
Let’s talk for a moment about what Star Trek Timelines won’t be: it isn’t a first-person shooter or a MMORPG-oriented environment where the action is about running around and blasting everyone with your phasers. There are already Star Trek games that feature first-person action—and we also feel that a combat-oriented game wouldn’t really capture the vision of Star Trek. 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.
Start Trek Timelines doesn’t have a release date as of yet, as Disruptor Beam wants to take their time to get the game just right. I for one, support that decision. Make it so! Be sure to check out the Star Trek Timelines forum, Disruptor Beam would love your input and will be choosing alpha and beta testers from the forums.
DISRUPTOR BEAM SET TO LAUNCH UPCOMING SOCIAL GAME, STAR TREK TIMELINES
Strategy Roleplaying Game from the Developers of ‘Game of Thrones Ascent’ to Welcome Generations of Star Trek Fans into the Multiverse
April 8, 2014 (Boston, MA) – Disruptor Beam, the company that brings together fan communities and games, has announced today its plans to produce a new Star Trek strategy roleplaying game (SRPG). Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek Timelines is a story-driven social game in which millions of fans will build their ultimate starship and crew, while exploring the vast Star Trek multiverse along with their favorite characters from across all eras. Currently in development, Star Trek Timelines will be released across mobile and web platforms in the future. To stay up-to-date on the game’s development, fans can join the Star Trek Timelines Facebook fan page here https://www.facebook.com/startrektimelines or visit www.DisruptorBeam.com.
“We want to create a new generation of strategy game for tablet and mobile devices and one that is as large and deep as the Star Trek universe itself,” said Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam. “I grew up watching the franchise and have always felt that the best episodes were those that went beyond the coolness of the technology or vastness of space; the ones which told the story of characters making important decisions that had an impact on others, on civilizations, planets, and technology. Star Trek Timelines will encompass all of these concepts, allowing you to explore the vastness of space along with your friends—letting you live out the ‘where no man has gone before’ mantra we all love—but will also allow you to make decisions that impact your future, your friends and even the fate of the Galaxy.”
Star Trek Timelines will immerse players through a story-driven journey across the vast Star Trek multiverse including content and characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. Players will explore the Galaxy alongside their friends, build their dream crew and go on missions with Captain Kirk, Spock, Captain Picard, Data, and many other beloved (and some infamous) characters. Throughout their journey, players will explore numerous galaxies, planets and distant lands, while interacting with a plethora of technologies, cultures and races. Players will resolve problems through combat, diplomacy and science while building their own resources and creating the ultimate starship! The game will feature all original artwork and 3D graphics throughout.
Disruptor Beam has built a name for itself as a developer which has mastered the strategy roleplaying game genre for mobile and web platforms. The company’s hit Game of Thrones Ascent was first released in spring of 2013 to critical acclaim and the game’s fanbase continues to grow with over 3 million players. Disruptor Beam will exhibit at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East) in Boston April 11th – 13th.
Additional details about Star Trek Timelines will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned to www.DisruptorBeam.com for more details.