Seems Gameforge announced last September that they have teamed up with developer keen games and negotiated with CBS to launch a free-to-play casual browser-based Star Trek MMO in the summer of 2011.
Star Trek - Infinite Space will be set in the Deep Space Nine timeline and will feature the input of expert Star Trek consultants Denise and Michael Okuda.
Seems that this casual free-to-play game will provide a vastly different gameplay experience from Star Trek Online.
Will you check out the game once it launches?
What are your thoughts on the Deep Space Nine setting.
Gameforge Forms Fleet with Developer keen games for a Casual Free-to-Play Star Trek® Browser Game Set in the Deep Space Nine Timeline
KARLSRUHE, Germany - September 28, 2010
In summer 2011, Germany-based online games publisher Gameforge will invite players from around the globe to explore strange new worlds and uncharted territories in its newly dubbed free-to-play casual browser-based game, Star Trek® – Infinite Space, set in the Deep Space Nine timeline. To unfold the gripping story and the immersive experience for Star Trek – Infinite Space, the publisher has enlisted award-winning developer keen games to lead development on the title.
“Bringing keen games on board to develop Star Trek – Infinite Space was an easy decision to make as keen has a strong history of producing outstanding titles,” said Ralf Adam, VP of Publishing at Gameforge. “Our production team will work closely with keen games to bring the vision we have for Star Trek – Infinite Space to fruition.”
“We have been incredibly excited about working on this project with Gameforge since day one,” said Antony Christoulakis, Creative Director at keen games. "Star Trek is one of those franchises that every science-fiction fan would give anything to work on. We consider ourselves very lucky to have this opportunity and we are highly committed to delivering a Star Trek experience fans can be proud of.”
Gameforge tapped keen games to develop the title in conjunction with expert Star Trek consultants Denise and Michael Okuda. Based out of Frankfurt, Germany, keen games is one of the country’s most established game developers with more than 17 years of experience working with numerous publishers in the industry.
Gameforge is the largest independent global provider of online games. Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, Gameforge offers 21 games in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million registered users worldwide. The Gameforge portfolio includes Metin2, the largest massively multiplayer online game in Europe and popular games such as OGame, Ikariam, Gates of Andaron, or Gladiatus. The Gameforge portal MMOGAME.COM integrates all Gameforge games in a comprehensive community network. Gameforge has won numerous awards, including “Technology Pioneer 2009” from the World Economic Forum and ”Entrepreneur of the Year 2008.” Ikariam won the German Computer Game Award 2009 in the “Best Browser Game” category. In 2010, Gameforge was awarded ”TOP JOB Employer of the Year” and titled one of the best employers of 2010 by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany.
For more information about the company: www.gameforge.com
For more information about the games: www.mmogame.com
® & © 2010 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
keen games is one of the leading independent video game developers in Germany. The Frankfurt based company is run by veterans of game development having successfully developed games for over 17 years. With keen games’ proprietary Multi-Platform Engine & Tools the company has developed games for nearly all past and all current generation consoles and platforms. The award winning games created by keen games stand out for their high accessibility and their deep gameplay.
More information at www.keengames.com
Testing signup: http://startrek-is.com/
This is going to be huge.
This post has been edited by Futile: 01 December 2010 - 11:43 AM