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Archer

Star Trek Bridge Commander 2

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I saw this while googleling some pictures of Bridge commander t o show to some of my friends and I was amazed, specially because I got sucked into that travesty to trek called "Star Trek Online".

If you havent seen Joe review of that...well go see it...although It changed alot since...it is more Star wars then star trek..ever! Its more like a Star wars Jurrassic park las vegas casino barbie dress up Trek Online!

As it is public Knowledge Joe is a Trek fan , so I kinda know that he will appricieate the effort of this game to give us something ACTUALLY TREK!  We need to help this game...to make it...to give us the trek that craptic studios didn't.

 

Here is its kickstarter page http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1050514166/bridge-commander-2 

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the goal seems a bit low for such a ambitious project 

I agree, 15,000 is an incredibly small budget for a game. Also, while there are assurances that legal battles would not happen, I find it difficult to imagine that a single person would be given lease to an IP as well regarded as Star Trek. However, there are several fan series made online, perhaps it won't be an issue, who knows?

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Actually, from what I read there and after  I actually spoke to the guy on facebook...there are 2 people working on it...and the goal is as low as it is now because they need help to get the alpha playable, just as he says on the kickstarter page "My goals are simple, finish the AI Architecture, get weapons completed (mainly beam weapons at this point), finish shields, finish the warp drive systems, make more star systems, implement multiplayer, and try to get a development build out within the next 2 months, to do this i will need to hire programmers."...after that..they can add other goals like Star citizen is doing. The important matter here is that someone is ACTUALLY working on a Real Star Trek game...specially a sequel to our beloved Bridge commander. I dont think that the goal isn't achievable... but with a playable alpha...I can see this go a long way.

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Here is what I play to get my Star Trek fix

 

DUDE! this looks freaking amazing...but there is an important flaw in this.

 

ITS NOT STAR TREK!!!!  :)  ;)

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DUDE! this looks freaking amazing...but there is an important flaw in this.

 

ITS NOT STAR TREK!!!!  :)  ;)

Close enough :P

 

The best Star Trek game will not be official. In fact, this kickstarter might fail because of copyright issues.

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Close enough :P

 

The best Star Trek game will not be official. In fact, this kickstarter might fail because of copyright issues.

Unlikely...just read on the page on what he has to say about that, he actually sought permission from CBS to do it...and he got a response.

 

"EVERYONE will receive Bridge Commander 2 upon completion of the game. (In Digital Download format)

For fan consideration and ease of mind, a direct quote from an email conversation between CBS's Legal Department and Myself

"CBS Studios will not object to your continued exploitation of your fan-created game""

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Thank you so much for your interest in Bridge Commander 2, if anyone has any questions I am more than willing to answer them.

As a side note, this is my first time trying to fund a game development, as such i never realised that $15,000 was a low budget, i never realised how much has to go in to this project that i did not account for, inexpensive modelers charge $50 per mesh, we have a ship count of around ~250 different classes, which puts just the modelers fees at $12,500, which means i seriously underestimated just how much is actually needed for this project to succeed, I also realised that my presentation of the Kickstarter isn't exactly the best, it looks half-assed.

All of that aside, CBS has given me their assurance they will not shut us down and that Paramount isn't an issue.

Again, any questions, feel free to ask and i will gladly answer.

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DUDE! this looks freaking amazing...but there is an important flaw in this.

 

ITS NOT STAR TREK!!!!  :)  ;)

 

Star Trek is overrated.

 

 

B.t.w. - Will Wheaton plays Artemis!

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Star Trek is not overrated...the problem that exist is that the games that came out with the STAR TREK name...are so crappy that people lost interest...but if we look back and remember Star trek Armada 1 & 2...Star Tref Starfleet command...and the Awesom Elite force and Bridge Commander...

We want more...not that shit that Craptic studios spew out the door to milk the franchise...and as someone said "The best Star Trek game will not be official." and that is so true...look at the Star Trek Excalibur project...and now The Bridge Commander 2 project...It will be what we always wanted or at least me and some people always wanted from a Trek game.

In my opinion...the best Trek game would be a merge of Bridge commander and Elite force...

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Looks interesting; I would be interested in pledging if the project gets re-launched with a more realistic funding goal to complete it.

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That's not star trek... not enough lense flairs ;)

Hey hey hey...leave JJ out of this....NO....NO.....NO!.... :P But yes...I Guess it needs some more realistic budget...but it was his first kickstarter...and like he says...looks kinda half assed...but with more videos...pictures of the ships already in the game...features,,,examples...Trekkies (like me) will get all giddy.

 

And...JOE!!! WHAT da rrrelll (hell) come on...you must do a video to support this! Your a trekkie...right? 

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Looks interesting; I would be interested in pledging if the project gets re-launched with a more realistic funding goal to complete it.

What would you consider a more realistic goal?

Forgive me, i'm new to this.

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What would you consider a more realistic goal?

Forgive me, i'm new to this.

Depends on how far the team making it can get before they re-launch the campaign. But I would at least expect $70,000 to $100,000 for a descent quality game; the only games I have kickstarted that had a really low funding goal, were almost completed, and just needed a little help to reach the finish line. For a game in alpha I would not take anything less then $70,000 seriously!

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Depends on how far the team making it can get before they re-launch the campaign. But I would at least expect $70,000 to $100,000 for a descent quality game; the only games I have kickstarted that had a really low funding goal, were almost completed, and just needed a little help to reach the finish line. For a game in alpha I would not take anything less then $70,000 seriously!

Thank you, this is very helpful.

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My problem here is: The pictures look like from a mod i played like 4 or 5 years ago...

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My problem here is: The pictures look like from a mod i played like 4 or 5 years ago...

I would love to see what mod and what game it's for, i don't suppose you have any other information about it?

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My problem here is: The pictures look like from a mod i played like 4 or 5 years ago...

If your talking about the Kobayashi Maru mod for Bridge Commander or any other Bridge commander...I would say you are right...but keep in mind, this is to be a sequel to Brisge commander...hence the name...Bridge Commander 2. Of course it has to have similarities with the former BC, but trust me the similarities end there...game wise, graphic wise...is much better. 

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@KannethE:  It's the one Archer mentioned.

But thats what I was saying...its just a mod....that basicly added more ships for multiplayer and new effects on single player campaign...although in some cases it would ruin the experience because the ships were soooo imbalanced. BC2 Is a sequel to a game that diserved it for a longtime for being maybe the best Star Trek experience ever....and expanding more of it...

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