Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Firstly, what is the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator?
It is a cooperative social game in which up to 6 players assume the role of officers on the bridge of a spaceship. The basic game doesn't have a story, per se; it randomly generates a sector of space and places the player ship in it to seek and destroy enemy vessels while protecting friendly vessels and stations.
Is Artemis modable?
Artemis comes with a scripting system that allows players to write plot-driven scenarios.
So it plays like Star Trek, then?
Yeah, basically. Or Battlestar Galactica or even Galaxy Quest. The idea is to capture many of the best types of Hollywood space battles and put the players in the position to try them out for themselves. It's "Star Trek through the Rock Band filter", to quote one reviewer.
What are the available crew roles?
A bridge crew consists of a captain, as well as 5 stations: Helm, Communications, Weapons, Science, and Engineering.
I'm in game, what do I do? How do I run my station?
Artemis is played almost entirely with the mouse (though the helm station can opt to control heading with joystick or keyboard). Players click on a "scope" readout on their station to set heading or select an enemy ship to target, and click through menu interfaces to control things like communications and power allocation.
How do players connect to the game?
As in inherently social game, Artemis was originally designed for home in-person LAN play, but as of v1.3 it can be played over the internet.
What is a good voice chat client to play Artemis online?
Ventrilo works great; it's easy to install and has many available public servers. Google voice works fine for two players, Google+ may work for more than two. Teamspeak may also work.
On a personal note, I like supporting talented indie developers. Please check out Artemis. There is a free demo download that supports two players.
Finally, realize that it requires at least two computers to play Artemis.
Wiki Page: http://artemiswiki.p...52315/FrontPage
That's why we have the commercial indie forum http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/topic/1271-artemis/
Please delete this post then.
No worries Wdboyd I will leave the thread as no one has updated the other thread and there looks like there have a few changes to the game.
t is a cooperative social game in which up to 6 players assume the role of officers on the bridge of a spaceship. The basic game doesn't have a story, per se; it randomly generates a sector of space and places the player ship in it to seek and destroy enemy vessels while protecting friendly vessels and stations.
Looks interesting, always wanted to play something like this.
You can get this in the humble weekly bundle right now for not much at all: