ATTENTION: The Boards will be closed permanently on May 28th, 2014. Posting will be disabled on April 28th, 2014. More Info

What would kind of game would like to see made after Star Trek 2013??


GROUP: Members


Report this May. 27 2012, 12:45 pm

Thinking an actual game maybe on PS3.

As thinking that PS3 has gigantic disc memory to house an Star Trek Universe on it's disc. That can be used for the offline campaigns & Online campaigns versions would be similar to Star Trek online but massively improved.

Instead of them charging monthly subscriptions you pay your £43 quid to buy the game or whatever & online part would be free 2 play for every one apart from DLC content if you wish to buy. Like special ships or bridges etc..

So basically here is my idea. Taking the concept from Star Trek Online & evolving it. For use on a new game with Offline/Online features.

You should be able to:

1 Create your own Captain & Crew from Scratch.

2a. Select any Ship to command that comes with release of the game. Apart from DLC. 

2b. If your not completely happy with the ship you should be able to customise it & upgrade it. Switch parts untill you get the ship configuration you want. Like Star Trek Online.

3. Fully Interactive Bridge & other areas of the your ship.

{Fully Interactive Bridge would mean issue yellow or Red alerts or warp cordinates or whatever. Have a like Bridge Commander type feel to it.} 

4. Add Exclusive seperate Offline/Online Exploration mission mode: "explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life & civilations to bold go where no one has gone before". This would have huge map to explore. Every special place of interest in Star Trek Universe timelime history would be there such as Talos IV. 

Maybe some special optional side missions can be triggered by exploring certain sectors or scanning an Wormhole or gas cloud etc.. Where new aliens & lifeforms can be found. have those adventures that where not always about familiar alien races such as Klingons, Romulans etc.. What the original trek was mostly about.

5. Online part liked having Option in Star Trek Online to have other players board your ship. Would like to keep this for a new game but also have an special extra room are that is totally customisable to your liking for guests. Maybe the ready room or something. Kind of like the Playstation Home thing. Where your apartment is.

6. Special abilities: Think in away missions. Each crew member should have unique abilities, from Vulcan Neck Pinch, To Shapeshifting of Odo. Mental abilities, teleport Etc.

Basically think if there ever is a new game that can compete offline with past Star Trek games & also compete with Star Trek Online at same time that would be ace.

Need Great improved Ship to ship battles, Locations, Unique missions.Better  Away team missions. Maybe some of the coop gameplay that being part of Star Trek 2013 game could be included for a quicker pace.

Think that every ships should have different ways of leaving the ship: Transporters, Ability to fly Shuttle including down to the planet. etc.

Need Orbiting, Docking & other things.

Previous Trek games you control of only the captain. I think there should be Crew switch. Like if you decide as Captain not go down to planet But send 2 Teams. 1 direct by Transporter. & Other via Shuttle Craft as surprise. So you should switch between the 3 different locations. In gameplay. Just an idea. Thinking about all those Star Trek episodes where captain has crashed his Space Craft & they sent a rescue party after them. Sometimes Enterprise has go leave the sector so left to an secondary Shuttle Craft to get them back.

Ending with basically.

Hopefully someone somewhere eventually delivers the Star Trek Game of the decade. That allows the Trekkie Gamer to command there own Star Ship & Custom crew. Also do the things you couldn't do on Star Trek online. 

Love star Trek. Profile picture my current avatar from Star Trek Online.


GROUP: Members

POSTS: 578

Report this May. 27 2012, 9:17 pm

I think a game like Mass Effect 2 or 3 would be the best type of game suited to Star Trek.  Those games have a great balance between action, character interaction/development and story line, just like the best episodes of trek.


GROUP: Members


Report this May. 28 2012, 6:54 pm

Absolutely NOT a game like Mass Effect. Trek games do not need big budgets and fancy effects to sell, and making expensive Trek games just means we see fewer of them, and when they fail, they fail BIG, and makes it take even longer for newer games to get released. Just look at Star Trek Legacy.

What we need are low-budget games that can easily be sold on PC, PS3, X360, Wii, Vita, 3DS and even iOS.

I see three possible routes to go with games of this style.

1) The cheapest and easiest route: a visual-novel style game, ala the recent Phoenix Wright/Professor Layton games. You control a character or starship, and play through a story that (preferably) branches according to the decisions you make. You get to become the captain, and you get to craft the narrative through the decisions you make. These games don't tend to be too exciting visually, but a basic combat mechanic could be incorporated for hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship combat ala Infinite Space (DS).

2) A turn-based strategy game, resembling both Birth of the Federation and the upcoming PC game Endless Space--basically, an empire-building sim.

3) What I would personally consider the "perfect" Trek game--an action/adventure title molded in the shape of the old Star Control titles. You captain a starship, and use it to explore a randomly-generated stellar cluster. There may more may not be an overaring plot, but the "meat" of the game would be in sidequests--each star system would have either one or more quests to play through, or resources to scan (which, in turn, would unlock new technology the player could use to upgrade his or her ship--new sensors, weapons, engines, etc.). Like Star control (which, BTW, is very much the "precursor" of the Mass Effec tgames) combat would be in real-time, the player's ship could be customized extensively (perhaps even swapped for new classes/etc.) and each quest--including the main plot--would have different endings and even branches depending on how the player interacts with NPCs. Do you sacrifice your crew to save a former enemy? Break the prime directive to save a planet? It would give the player an unprecendented ability to become a "part" of the Star Trek universe in a way that really hasn't even been attempted in games since Bridge Commander.

And that is a shame.


Of course, all of these ideas are predicated on the notion that a future Trek game would aim for the "classic Trek" vibe--that is, so-called "thinking-man's sci-fi." Any game modeled after JJ-style Trek would likely resemble the film style--flashy, little substance, and more focus on combat than dialog (you know, the antithesis of classic Trek).


GROUP: Members


Report this Jun. 05 2012, 7:13 am

Here is a little game that can be customized into a Trek game, it also has a face book group. 

check it out

I am NickVanran,   You can send me a privet message in game.

Andy of pbmo  

randy kerr

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 425

Report this Jun. 05 2012, 12:28 pm

startrek conquest 2 for the ps2,ps3,psp.


GROUP: Members


Report this Jun. 06 2012, 7:20 pm

I wish games like Armada and New worlds could be made to work on 64bit machines, with maybe 4 or 5 different scenario/stories.

I was a beta tester for those two games and created several game maps for individual players.  I also bata tested Home World (1),  Ity wouild be nice to have a few games created in a galaxy using the Home World engine.

Andy of pbmo

randy kerr

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 425

Report this Jun. 08 2012, 6:33 pm

then try playing startrek conquest for the ps2 i beat the whol game in 2 weeks.


GROUP: Members


Report this Jun. 09 2012, 9:59 pm

I posted pretty much this exact same reply on a similar thread a couple months ago but no one took any notice of it there, so I thought I’d try it again here.

While there have been some really cool Star Trek video games over the years, no one game, IMO, has yet managed to fully capture the whole essence of Star Trek.

So what would be my idea of the perfect Star Trek game? Well let me start by saying that I will be the first to admit that I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a hard-core gamer; therefore, what I am looking for in a game might be a lot different from what a more experienced gamer would want. First and foremost, I’m looking for a good, old-fashion computer game for my PC, not some console game that requires you to have the latest, greatest, and by extension the most expensive gaming system out there just to play the game. After all, I already have a computer; but as I said before, I am just not a big gamer and I simply don’t play video games often enough to justify spending hundreds of dollars to buy some overpriced gaming system just so I can play one game. Also console games, by their very nature, are neither expandable nor moddable, which I think should be essential features of any good Star Trek game. (This is something that I will talk more about that later.)

What I want is a fun, fast paced, action-adventure game that plays like a series of interactive Star Trek TV episodes. I like the idea of a game that is made up of number of distinct, self-contained “episodes” like a TV series, instead of just one long, endless storyline that you have to follow though the whole game. This episodic format can not only lend itself to making a game far more diversified in terms of the stories and environments that can be explored, but it can also make the game more accessible to the casual gamer who just wants to be able to sit down and in the span of a couple hours or so play though a single episode start to finish.

This game should be a full-blown, all-out Star Trek game, not just a single franchise (i.e. TNG, DS9, Voyager, etc.) game. In other words, it should have the potential to encompass all of the Star Trek series and movies rather then being limited to just one show or one time period. My thought is that you could start with the basic core game, but you would then add expansion packs as you went along. There would ideally be a major expansion pack for each of the Star Trek series and all of the movies. Each major expansion pack would include “X” number of episodes, each containing adventures specifically tailored to that series. It would also contain all the characters, ships, aliens, locations, etc. related to that series. There could also be additional supplemental expansion packs for each of the series as well, that would add even more episodes and other bonus features. This way the game is very modular, and you only have to add the expansion packs you want, when you want.

Also, IMO, I think the game should focus on the primary characters from each of the respective series or movies, with each of those characters being playable characters at different points throughout the game. To me the whole point of playing a Star Trek game, and what makes it really fun, is getting to play as (and to interact with) all the characters from the shows that I know and love, not some made up character on some made up ship created exclusively for the game, as is the case in a lot of the games out there.

So exactly how should this game be structured and what format should it use? Most Star Trek games I have seen fall into one of 3 categories: real-time strategy games (Armada), starship tactical combat simulators (Bridge Commander) or 1st / 3rd person shooter games (Elite Force / DS9:The Fallen). There is nothing wrong with any of these kinds of games, per say; and yet, each on its own, is somewhat limited. But the kind of game I have in mind would have to incorporate a wide variety of gameplay formats, taking the best parts of all three of these afore mentioned gameplay styles. Yet even then, it's still missing a final element. Combat of all kinds (from ship battles to fist fights) have been a part of Star Trek from the very beginning and therefore must be included in any good Star Trek game; but (as others have already mentioned) Star Trek has always been about so much more then just ship battles or people running around with phasers shooting aliens. Star Trek is first and foremost about exploration and adventure. So it’s only fitting that the game would reflect that, by including a strong action-adventure (or RPG-esque) element to game—incorporating lots of story and non-violent action elements to allow the characters to not just fight, but also to explore, to solve mysteries and lots of other things you just can’t do in a typical “shooter” game.

The gameplay should be robust and diverse enough to reenact almost any scene from any of Star Trek’s series’ episodes or movies – everything from a huge DS9-style fleet battle, to a good old-fashion Kirk-style fistfight. Some missions might take place entirely on the surface of a planet (such as conducting a planetary survey mission where you're just walking around collecting data while hiding from the natives), while other missions might take place entirely onboard ship. You could explore some weird spatial anomaly, travel back in time, transport diplomats to a conference or try to stop a contagion that is threatening the entire crew. You might explore an alien ship or have to repel a hostile boarding party right in the middle of a desperate ship battle. In other words, you should be able to play almost any scenario that you can conceive of.

As I said earlier, what I would like to see is a game that takes some of the best elements of past games and then combines them into one big, seamless gaming platform. For instance, I would love to see it incorporate the brilliant starship combat simulation format used in Star Trek: Bridge Commander. This format is perfect for most ship-based scenarios involving combat, navigation or exploration, and can support almost any kind of spacecraft—from a shuttlecraft to V’ger to everything in between.  Its only real weakness is that it can really bog down your system if you try to have too many ships in play all at once. This is where the real-time strategy game format, like what was used in Star Trek: Armada, would come in very handy. It could be easily modified to be used for things like coordinating whole fleets of ships, to reenact huge space battles such as those seen on ST-DS9. A similar approach could also be used for moving large groups of people or equipment on a planet’s surface as well. I see this format being an alternate view option that would become available when the situation required it. It could even be turned into an in-universe tactical display maybe on a bridge’s main view screen or in Astrometrics like on Voyager.

As for the character side of things, there are several games out there that contain elements that I really like. DS9:The Fallen, though I have never personally played it myself, sounds like it was a pretty cool game and was more then just a shooter game, incorporating many adventure and exploration elements in addition to combat. But if I had one complaint about The Fallen, at least based on screen shots that I have seen, is that the graphics (while good for their day) look very primitive and outdated by today’s standards. Another game (albeit a non-Star Trek game) that I’ve played fairly recently and really liked was the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. These games, while perhaps a little too simplistic for some people’s taste, did managed to brilliantly capture the essence of the Doctor Who series, and were visually spectacular. Each of the four games was its own distinct episode, and played out exactly like a typical DW television episode, complete with credits and everything. Each episode had a strong storyline that lead you step by step though the adventure, which kept the game moving and interesting. The games didn’t involve combat at all, per say, but instead had The Doctor and his companion(s) sneaking around avoiding various adversaries, searching for needed items, and solving puzzles. What these games lacked in complexity and difficulty, they more then made up for in pure coolness. Honestly though, these games were intentionally targeted more at fans of the TV show then they were at hard-core gamers, and as a result were deliberately kept relatively simple and easy to play. And personally (again not being a hard-core gamer myself) I am perfectly ok with that. I liked the fact that the games were easy to play and felt more like interactive episodes then they did video games.

But I guess the ultimate question then becomes, how do you win over the hard-core gamers with a game that is designed to be relatively simple to understand and easy to play even for the most casual gamer? Well, you do that by keeping it fresh and interesting though diversity, expandability and moddability. By making the game modular, with lots of optional expansion packs, it gives the gamer the freedom to mix and match and customize. And with an ever-expanding archive of episodes, each with its own compelling story and its own set of unique environments and scenarios, the player is constantly presented with new and interesting challenges. Furthermore, you deliberately create a game that makes it easy for fans to create their own mods, ships, characters, plug-ins, episodes or even whole expansion packs. Bridge Commander is a prime example of a game that owes much of its success and longevity to its high degree of moddablity. Thanks to fan submissions at sights like it’s now possible to add hundreds of ships and lots of features that simply weren’t included in the original game. And we are not just talking about Star Trek ships here (though there are lots of really cool ones available), but also whole ships packs for other sci-fi series such Star Wars, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and Stargate, just to name a few. It’s all of these fan-made mods and meshes that help to keep the game interesting and relevant even now ten years after its original release. Now I know that moddablity isn’t exactly something that most game designers would intentionally build into their games for a lot of obvious reasons; and yet I love the idea of a game being deliberately designed in such a way to make it relatively easily for fans to design their own adventures or to add their own ships, aliens, environments, or whatever. The company could even actively take advantage of this. They could sell an optional “developer’s pack” that would contain application tools to aid modders in creating everything from simple mods to whole expansion packs. Furthermore they could then create an official website, where among other things people could share and discuss their latest mod or mesh. I see it as a win-win situation.

What you guys think? Would such a game even be feasible, and if so would it be the kind of game you would enjoy playing?



P.S.:  On a personal note, a specific game that I would absolutely love to see made for next year (though I know there isn’t a chance in Gre'Thor that it’s ever going to happen due to licensing and all that nonsense) would be a game based specifically on the eight-part, Star Trek – The Next Generation / Doctor Who comic book crossover “Assimilation2” and made in the same style as the Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. I mean, the comic book is cool and all, but getting a video game to go with it would be so much better! How awesome would it be to have a game where the Enterprise-D crew teams up with the Doctor to stop a Borg / Cybermen invasion?!!!

Trek 2.0

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 115

Report this Jul. 13 2012, 1:31 pm

We should have a Kinect game similar to Star Trek oline except, unlike Star Trek Online, makes you see the bridge instead of the outside of the ship.

randy kerr

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 425

Report this Jul. 14 2012, 1:57 pm

startrek conquest 2 for the ps2,ps3 with the borg in the game as well as the ferengi.

Ultra Trek

GROUP: Members

POSTS: 431

Report this Jul. 27 2012, 9:31 pm

They should make a Wii game with phaser controller attachments, and a Captain's chair accessory, things were your almost, there.


GROUP: Members


Report this Nov. 10 2012, 10:46 am

I would love to see a Trek game where you got to create your own character(s) which would start out by entering the academy (although this wouldn't be too extensive). You would be able to decide whether to be part of command, engineering, security, medical, or science (none of these would prevent you from being Captain of a star ship). Once you were assigned to a ship you would partake in all sorts of different missions, you would also be assigned to different areas of the ship as time went on. How well you do on these missions would determine how quickly you rise through the ranks. There would be both hand-to-hand and ship-to-ship combat. There would be a huge map, certain areas would be unlocked as you completed missions. Now, I know this sounds like quite a few other games already out there (like STO) but I want Trek games to be more accesable and a wee bit more up to date (especially since I haven't gotten STO to work at all and a lot of Trek games are for older concoles or versions of windows which are hard to get hold of, at least around here).


GROUP: Members


Report this Nov. 16 2012, 4:59 am

Here's a new Star Trek game out in 2013 on the PS3 / 360 / PC, based on the JJ Abrams reboot of the brand.


GROUP: Members


Report this Jan. 27 2013, 1:26 am

Quote: Mwulf @ May. 28 2012, 6:54 pm


>2) A turn-based strategy game, resembling both Birth of the Federation and the upcoming PC game Endless Space--basically, an empire-building sim.



I just got my self playing Galactic Civilizations with some ST mods, I mean it's just incredible how good the thing can come out of that 4x TBS setup along with the Star Trek, and I think it would be really a playable game for everyone.

Just when you think about it, Gal Civ 2 is almost 7 years out in the market, and I catch very vibrant community on Steam, people are still buying this game.


And I agree on opinion number 2.

But also I agree with the bottomline. USS Sarajevo


GROUP: Members


Report this Feb. 03 2013, 8:41 pm

I say option Wii nearly endless however I going choose Yesterday Enterpise timeline

Forum Permissions

You cannot post new topics in this forum

You cannot reply to topics in this forum

You cannot delete posts in this forum