Star Trek Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Release Date: Feb. 2, 2010 (US), Feb. 5, 2010 (EU)

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'Star Trek Online' (PC) Lets You Create Your Own Starship With Architect Update

by Rainier on July 15, 2010 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT

Set in the year 2409, Star Trek Online will allow players to immerse themselves in the future of the Star Trek universe, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations in an ever expanding vast universe. Command a starship as a Federation or a Klingon Captain, outfit it with custom systems and recruit, train and mold a crew into an elite force for exploration and combat. Missions take players into thrilling space battle, planetside for face-to-face combat and even inside starships!

Set in the year 2409, Star Trek Online will allow players to immerse themselves in the future of the Star Trek universe, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations in an ever expanding vast universe. Command a starship as a Federation or a Klingon Captain, outfit it with custom systems and recruit, train and mold a crew into an elite force for exploration and combat. Missions take players into thrilling space battle, planetside for face-to-face combat and even inside starships!

Powered by the Cryptic Engine, Star Trek Online will be developed for both console and PC formats. With customizable ships and characters from the Klingon Empire and United Federation of Planets, ground, space and shipboard gameplay and unique options for player-generated content set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek Online is the MMOG that allows you to boldly go where no one has gone before!

The STO Architect gives fans even more access to the Star Trek universe than ever before, providing the necessary virtual tools for them to create their favorite starships and share then with others. The Architect also includes a gallery for fans to view their creations, a mini-game and an Intel sponsored sweepstakes with prizes that include a replica captain’s chair, Intel CoreTM i7-920 Processors and copies of the Star Trek Online game.

Created and developed by The Game Agency, a New York and Los Angeles based marketing firm, the mini-game, Star Trek Online Ship Shaper, challenges players to build Star fleet ships as quickly as possible and top the leaderboard. Once a ship order has come in, the player must grab the correct pieces from the slider and assemble the ship quickly. Points and bonus time are awarded for fulfilling the ship orders correctly. It is a fun and frenzied game that is easy to pick up and play.


“The Star Trek universe is filled with such amazing, imaginative characters and technologies that we wanted to provide something that could be enjoyed by anyone, Star Trek fan or not. By providing the tools for users to build their own Star fleet ships, we think we have created a very cool, new way for fans and newcomers to interact with the Star Trek universe,” says Stephen Baer, Managing Partner of The Game Agency. “In an increasingly social world, gaming has infiltrated almost every demographic possible giving brands innovative new ways of reaching their customers. In this case Intel played a key role in bringing Star Trek Online Architect to life, allowing us to create unique and engaging campaign with as wide a reach as possible.”

"It's a pleasure to be able to finally present a portion of our incredibly robust Star Trek Online ship creation and customization tools on the web," says John Needham, CEO of Cryptic Studios. "Working with The Game Agency and Intel has enabled us to give fans and newcomers a chance to construct their own Federation starships with an easy-to-use interface. The Architect also serves as a terrific introduction to the Star Trek universe, which everyone can enjoy in Star Trek Online."

Key Features :

  • The Star Trek universe will appear for the first time in a massively multiplayer online game. Everything from the elegant domes of Starfleet Academy to the ancient temples of Vulcan, from the towers of Qo’noS to the Fire Caves of Bajor, from the mysterious Mutara Nebula to the unexplored voids of deep space, all will be represented in stunning 3-D graphics. Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.
  • Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations in an expanding vast universe. Make contact with alien races, discover resources and uncover mysteries that will change the future of the Star Trek universe.
  • Command your own starship as a Federation Captain or a Klingon Warrior. Outfit it with the systems that you need to make your mark in the galaxy. Customize your ship as you see fit. Recruit, train and mold your crew into an elite force for exploration and combat.
  • Command your vessel in thrilling space battles, or beam down to planets with your away team for face-to-face confrontations. Missions will take you and your friends into space, planetside and even inside starships!

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