A new Star Trek game has appeared in the iOS App Store called, “Star Trek Trexels.”
Developed by YesGnome LLC, Trexels looks like an 8-bit game-lover’s dream. It’s a game that’s not unlike “Tiny Tower”, but there are Starfleet explorations, ship battles, and even phaser fire fights to make it interesting to the Trek Geek in all of us.
The following description is taken from the game’s official page on the iTunes website:*** Take command of YOUR very own starship! ***The USS Valiant has been destroyed by an unknown attacker, and Starfleet has chosen YOU to continue its mission deep within a mysterious area of space known as the Trexelian Expanse. Build your ship, choose your crew, learn the fate of the Valiant, and explore the Expanse in the name of the Federation. Good luck. Starfleet out.“SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER”
Get ready to explore the Galaxy like no one has before, as you journey across a vast galactic map!
BUILD YOUR SHIP
YOU decide how your ship is built. Choose from dozens of different room types and modifications, and put those red shirts to work!
CHOOSE YOUR CREW
Assign officers to key posts, train them to increase their abilities, and send them on exciting Away Missions!
ICONIC CHARACTERS AND TECHNOLOGY
A temporal rift in the Expanse has caused old foes and surprising new allies to find their way into this unexplored region of space. Luckily, you’ve also got the brand-new LCARS interface to aid your mission!
AN AUTHENTIC STAR TREK™ EXPERIENCE
Featuring narration by the one and only George Takei, the game also includes the original music from Star Trek™: The Original Series!
Faster than you can say, “Make it so,” look for future updates that will truly take the Trexels experience into the ‘next generation’… of mobile games.
Narrated by the one and only George Takei
Music from the original series
Gameplay using a next generation LCARS interface
Unique “Trexelated” art style
Exciting Space Combat and Away Missions
Customize your ship for maximum efficiency
I downloaded the game on an iOS device and the best thing I can say about it is that it’s “just OK.” The game play is interesting for about the first hour, but if you’re playing it on an iPhone, the screen is terribly small. Plus, if you really want to progress, you have to make in-game purchases of dilithium. I don’t have a problem with that, but it certainly keeps me from playing the game and building my Starship as much as I might otherwise.
The other thing that I wish were different about the game is the fact that if I leave it alone too long, I get a notification on my phone that I should come back and play—even if the in-game notifications are set to “off.”
All things considered, Trexels isn’t a terrible way to pass a little time and explore The Final Frontier.