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Browser-Based Deep Space Nine MMO Coming In 2011 153

A publisher based in Germany has announced Star Trek: Infinite Space, a browser MMO based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The game will be free-to-play, and it's planned for sometime in 2011. "Gameforge also contracted Michael Okuda, who served as scenic art supervisor for every live-action Star Trek series except for the original program, as a consultant. His wife Denise Okuda, who was a video supervisor and scenic artist for several of the sci-fi series' films and shows, will serve as a consultant, too."
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Browser-Based Deep Space Nine MMO Coming In 2011

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  • Re:mod parent up (Score:5, Informative)

    by porl ( 932021 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @07:03AM (#33732626)

    wrong series...

  • Re:wrong (Score:2, Informative)

    by BenevolentP ( 1220914 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @08:33AM (#33733078)
    Slightly more objectionable that that it seems. []

    And they nearly took an actually good show with them in the process.
  • by delinear ( 991444 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @08:34AM (#33733094)
    I don't mind so long as it's possible to earn the awards through play. There are times when I have more free time to play, other times my free time is non-existent. If I'm enjoying a game, I don't want to fall behind just because we have a few busy weeks at work, if I can offset that by laying out some cash then I see that as a reasonable alternative to grinding. I agree that the ones where cash buys equipment that's not otherwise available are evil, simply because I'd rather buy a game outright and know what I'm paying than be sucked into some complex confusopoly [] of micro-payments.
  • Re:mod parent up (Score:5, Informative)

    by discord5 ( 798235 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @08:45AM (#33733162)

    DS9 was Space Station, Wormhole, Cardassians, Gamma Quadrant, Dominion, Jem'Hadar, USS Defiant.

    Wrong! Deep Space Nine was about a balding commander coming to terms with his lack of facial hair. By sheer willpower alone the hair on his head moved around his mouth and formed a formidable beard and mustache that would make the most hairy of Klingons envious. It was about the epic struggle of this commander against all those who defied his magnificent facial hair. The Bajoran religious caste feared that his manly beard would stand between them and their prophets. The Cardassians formed an alliance with the Jem'Hadar and the Dominion vouching they would bring order in the universe by building a giant space razor that would make faces as smooth as a babies bottom. There were even envious Ferengi running a bar to discover the secrets of the beard so they could sell them for a profit (Rule of Acquisition #485: Every beard has it's price). At some point in time even the Romulans got involved, with some ambassador yelling at him "It's a FAKE!". But then Garrack made sure his ship exploded and the Romulans finally understood the power of facial hair.

    It was a magnificent 7 season tale of hairiness, manliness and the struggle of a man against the universe.

    Well, it was nearly ten years ago since I saw the series, so the details are a bit vague. But man, BEST STAR TREK SHOW EVER!

  • Re:Is it just me... (Score:3, Informative)

    by LanMan04 ( 790429 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:00AM (#33733308)

    DS9 was the worst Star Trek tangent ever.

    Nah, Voyager was far-and-away the worst of the Trek series.

    STTOS > STTNG > STDS9 > Enterprise > Voyager

    The thing about DS9 that made it great (IMHO) were the very long story arcs. Epic wars, lots going on, stuff from earlier seasons becoming important later. Kind of Babylon 5-ish.

    I am aware TOS and TNG were the opposite of long-story-arc, but the casts kicked so much ass I don't care.

  • by operagost ( 62405 ) on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:47AM (#33733774) Homepage Journal

    Surely replicators would pretty much eliminate most of the commercial sector

    Because energy is free? Besides that, latinum cannot be replicated.

  • by Qbertino ( 265505 ) <> on Wednesday September 29, 2010 @09:57AM (#33733860)

    [Disclaimer: I work for Gameforge]

    Gameforge games are all flash based

    Wrong. You're talking nonsense.

    I've always stopped playing for the same reason, too much advantage for the paying gamers (I can't stand it even as a paying customer myself).

    Which is up to you. A fact is that 80% of our players don't pay anything at all and they seem to enjoy themselves just fine. As for the pay-advantages: Yes there are some. But most of them are of the meta-advantage type, like additional slots in building-queues, better overviews and such which means you don't have to check your status as often as without them.

    Most of our paying customers get by very fine with 1-3 dollars worth of pay-features per month. For hours and hours of fun in return - a fair deal if you ask me.

    As for those publishers taking 300$ from someone to put him at the top of the highscore list - that is shortsighted and stupid and pisses off your userbase beyond repair - which is why we don't do it. OGame has been running for approx. 7 years and still is a successful Browsergame for that very reason.

    Maybe you've been mixing up our games with others?

Love may laugh at locksmiths, but he has a profound respect for money bags. -- Sidney Paternoster, "The Folly of the Wise"