hackerSPACE – The Final Frontier…
i3 will again be hosting an Artemis Game for its members and their guests this
Saturday, March 9 @ 3PM (see calendar).
From the author’s website
“Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers, and now IOS devices too.
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.”
And it is a TON of FUN. Come try it out this Saturday.
BRING YOUR LAPTOP — the system requirements are pretty modest, and
anything even halfway modern should run it without issue. If in any
doubt, go here, right now, download the demo, install it, and run it:
LINUX USERS: I have no personal experience here but I’ve heard that it
works fine under WINE. You’ll definitely want to play with the demo
iPad users too!
BRING YOUR POWER SUPPLIES.
Praise for Artemis
“This was the game we played under the treehouse at WinterLAN, and
it’s the reason so many of us stayed until 4am and beyond…” NateB
“Artemis isn’t an official Star Trek game, but it is the Star Trek game you’ve always dreamed of.” – PC Gamer
“Overall, Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is ridiculously good fun.” -Wired Magazine
“This is such an amazingly simple idea that I can’t believe nobody has thought of it until now.” – Escapist Magazine
“This is LARPing for science fiction fans, with the exception that everything you want to work actually does. You’re not pretending to throw spells, you’re actually telling Engineering to send more power to the shields during a tense standoff.” – Penny Arcade
Images courtesy of steamcommunity.com and blisteredthumbs.net.