Game developer GameSamba released details earlier today on its upcoming free-to-play game, Star Trek: Alien Domain, which mostly consisted of the plot and cast of characters
It has been many years since the U.S.S. Voyager returned and the galaxy was first introduced to the realm of fluidic space and its violent, xenophobic resident, Species 8472. After reaching an uneasy truce with Starfleet, Species 8472 returned to fluidic space. However, not convinced the truce would last, the Federation and Klingon Empire began researching and evaluating the potential threat posed by 8472, including investigating new anomalies that could open doorways back to the dark dimension.
During one of these investigations, Federation and Klingon forces were pulled into an unexplored area of fluidic space, which contained far more physical matter than Voyager’s crew had reported. It didn’t take long for the stranded crews to learn that this was no accident: Species 8472 had broken the truce and had, in fact, been trapping species in fluidic space for quite some time. With their ships heavily damaged and unable to recreate the rifts that brought them through, the explorers slowly realized that this mission was no longer one of discovery… but survival.
In Alien Domain, you can choose your faction in the form of either the Federation or the Klingons. If you pick Federation, you’ll be led through the missions by Admiral Elton Smith and Commander Jenny Snow. The Admiral has taken command over all Federation forces trapped inside fluidic space, and is organizing them into a force to help protect and guide new arrivals, and eventually find your way back. Commander Snow is his second-in-command.
As for the Klingons, you’ll be commanded by General Talmok and Command Dukoth. Instead of organization and escape, like the Federation has in mind, Talmok is more interested in proving the Klingon’s dominance in fluidic space, and fighting anyone that gets in his way. Dukoth is his tactically minded second, who lacks experience.
GameSamba has promised more new information soon, including new characters and settings. A closed beta phase just concluded, and the next one is already scheduled. You can follow GameSamba on Facebook, Twitter, and their official site for more information and to be notified when the next beta wave begins.
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