Star Trek Fleet Command
Multiplayer online only
Developer(s)Digit Game Studios
Publisher(s)Scopely, CBS Interactive
EngineUnity 2018.4.2f1
Platform(s)Android, iOS, iPadOS, Microsoft Windows
ReleaseNovember 29, 2018
Genre(s)4X, RPG, MMO

Star Trek Fleet Command is a 4X "explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate" mobile strategy game created by Irish developer Digit Game Studios and published by Scopely and CBS Interactive.[1] Players can explore star systems, build ships, mine resources, level up, complete missions, join alliances and battle other gamers.

The game follows the Kelvin timeline[2] from the Star Trek franchise, and includes iconic characters from the series: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, Nero, and more. In the likeness of 2016's Star Trek Beyond, players can collect and upgrade characters and deploy on ships for a RPG role-playing game-style element.

Gameplay

In Star Trek Fleet Command, players start out with a space station and one ship. They can explore galactic systems, interact with NPCs and other players as well as complete missions. Missions, mining and combat rewards give the player resources used to upgrade their space station and invest in new ships.[3]

The combat system is calculated based on turns but occurs in real-time gameplay. It is possible to attack or be attacked by NPC or other players' ships.[3] The game features an alliance system as well as a galaxy, alliance and private chats.[3]

There are also events that can reward players with various in-game rewards. The game also includes a variety of in-game purchases ranging from $4.99 to $99.99..[4][5]

Reception

Joe Jordan of Pocket Gamer reviewed the game in 2018 and found "a deep mobile MMOG that combines its licence, metagame and gameplay in a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging manner," giving a final score of 4.5 out of 5.[6] Glenn Wilson of GameZebo gave a score of 4 out of 5.[7] Doug Mercer of COG Connect reviewed the game giving a score of 80% out of 100%.[8] Italian website multiplayer.it gave the game a score of 8.2 out of 10.[9]

The game received an 83% according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[10]

The game was nominated for "Excellence in Convergence" at the SXSW Gaming Awards,[11] and for "Best Music in a Casual/Social Game" at the 2019 G.A.N.G. Awards,[12] and won the People's Voice Award each for "Strategy/Simulation Game" and "Technical Achievement" at the 2019 Webby Awards.[13] It was also nominated for "Song/Score - Mobile Video Game" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards,[14] and for "Game of the Year" at the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards.[15]

References

  1. ^ "WATCH: The Ultimate Fleet Command". Star Trek. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ CALLAHAM, JOHN. "Star Trek Fleet Command warps us into the Kelvin timeline". Android Authority. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Dean Takahashi (November 28, 2018). "Star Trek Fleet Command impressions — Beaming you into battle and microtransactions". Venture Beat. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Dean Takahashi (February 19, 2019). "How Scopely hit a $400 million run rate with mobile games like 'Star Trek: Fleet Command'". Venture Beat. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Fain (December 6, 2018). "Star Trek Fleet Command Test". no p2w. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Joe Jordan (December 4, 2018). "Star Trek: Fleet Command review - "A new hope for 4X mobile games"". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Glenn Wilson (December 5, 2018). "Star Trek: Fleet Command Review – Set Phasers To Stun". GameZebo. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Doug Mercer (December 8, 2018). "Star Trek Fleet Command review - Beam me up". COG Connect. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  9. ^ Giorgio Melani (December 13, 2018). "Star Trek: Fleet Command, la recensione". multiplayer.it (in Italian). Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "Star Trek: Star Trek Fleet Command". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Logan Trent (February 11, 2019). "Here Are Your 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists!". South by Southwest. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  12. ^ Emmanuel Lagumbay (February 14, 2019). "2019 G.A.N.G. Awards Finalists". Game Audio Network Guild. Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  13. ^ Shannon Liao (April 23, 2019). "Here are all the winners of the 2019 Webby Awards". The Verge. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "Hollywood Music In Media Awards Announces Nominees". Shoot. November 4, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "The winners of 2020". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved January 30, 2020.