Okay, Star Trek fans–remember this scene from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)?
From the following demonstration, it seems to live up to the hype.
This is extremely nerdy, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t want to get some friends together and play this simulator.
From the website:
What is Artemis?
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers.
Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the "main screen", while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.
Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room ("bridge") , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.
Artemis is a software game for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
My favorite bit from the FAQs:
Q: Why can’t my crew play over the internet, using some voice chat software?
A: I always wanted the players to be in one room together, just like a spaceship bridge. I want the captain to be able to push the helmsman aside and shout "Full power, DAMN you!!!" BUT, as a veteran game developer, I recognize that players play my game the way THEY like, not the way I like. V1.1 optimized the network code, and a server option that lets you adjust the network update speed, so Artemis plays across the internet just fine.
“Live every day as if it could be your last, with ‘Red Shirt’ cologne.”
Nice find, Tye. :)
Okay, I’m officially excited about this movie now. Admittedly, to me, the only thing “Star Trek” about it is the ship and the pointy ears, but maybe that’s a good thing? ;)
Ooo, I just felt a disturbance in the Force. It felt as if a few hundred cried out in anger at my comment. :)
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