Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator lets you turn your living room into the bridge of a spaceship. You and your friends assume the jobs of Captain, Helm, Science, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control (and now Fighters!). Together you operate your ship and defend the sector from evil aliens.
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. 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.
Artemis is also a favorite activity at sci-fi conventions and maker spaces around the world. If you want to try Artemis before you buy it, find a fan convention near you; chances are they’ll have an Artemis game running!
Artemis was originally released in 2010, and has been (and continues to be) upgraded and supported since then.
Read the FAQ here.
Artemis Space Bridge Simulator is a Windows PC game. Basically any Windows XP computer, or any newer OS version, should run the game. There are also IOS and Android versions of the game. You can buy the various versions here.
Download a pack of logos and pictures, free for press and fans to use, here.
Also, here are some download links for five 24″x36″ posters. They are free for anyone to use in any Artemis-related way.
|All posters as JPG files||Poster 1 big photoshop file||Poster 1 big photoshop file||Poster 3 big photoshop file||Poster 4 big photoshop file||Poster 5 big photoshop file|
Artemis Space Bridge Simulator is a game where you take the role of a bridge officer in a sci-fi capital ship. You ARE your favorite character from your favorite space tv show.
“This is Star Trek through the Rock Band filter. You are playing together as if you were on a ship.”
In other words, the game works best when you gather a group of 6 friends, pretend to be a star ship officer, and save the galaxy from the comfort of your computer.
To assemble a full bridge crew, you need people to fill these roles: The Captain The Captain is simultaneously the most important member of the crew and the least involved in terms of physical game play. In an ideal setup with a full crew, the Captain doesn’t manage any of the bridge stations, instead focusing his/her efforts on monitoring the main screen, prioritizing targets, and timing the interactions of the crew. The Captain needs to maintain order among the crew members so the whole affair doesn’t become a shouty mess where you go warping into some bad-guys grill just to immediately eat a dozen photon torpedoes. Helms Officer The helms officer flies the ship, maneuvering in battle for optimal positioning, going to warp/jump when its time to haul ass, and managing the displays for the main screen. Careful helms play is essential for successful battle, helping to get the drop on enemies, avoid fire, and gain target lock. Helms officers also share control of the main screen display and shields. Weapons Officer The weapons officer manages the beams, torpedoes, nukes, mines, and shields for the ship, locking onto targets and blowing them to heck when the Captain commands it. Weapons officers have to prioritize which sort of torpedoes to load into the tubes, with a selection of Mines, Homing Torpedoes, Nukes, and ECM. Weapons requires a good deal of coordination with Helms and Engineering to be successful, setting up the shot and then giving the Weapons systems the power necessary to make it count. Engineering Engineering controls the very beating heart of the Artemis, managing the power systems and usage for the entire ship. If a given system has no power dedicated to it, it doesn’t work. Engineering can add more power to something to make it work better, e.g. make the ship turn faster, beams fire faster, etc. Doing this will cause that system to overheat, so engineering manages cooling systems. Engineering also manages the damage control systems, prioritizing ship’s repairs when damage is taken in battle. Interaction between engineering, helms, and weapons will make or break any given combat, as a sudden loss of power to steering, weapons, or shields can have drastic consequences, and an extra boost can give you a big advantage over a more powerful ship. Communications Officer The Comms officer can transmit orders to friendly vessels, request a space station build a type of ordnance, and snoop on enemy communications. Comms can also taunt enemy ships, getting them to attack your ship instead of a space station or friendly vessel. Comms can also order them to surrender. Finally, comms can signal RED ALERT! (which doesn’t do much aside from blasting a really annoying sound from everyone’s console, and making the radar retical turn red) Comms should hit RED ALERT a lot. Science Officer The science officer runs the advanced sensors of the Artemis, detecting and assessing enemy ships as well as finding space anomalies for the Artemis to investigate. Science’s ability to scan the shields of enemy ships provides Weapons with vital information need to prioritize targeting, and its ability to find anomalies can grant your ship a much needed power-up when you don’t have time to dock with a space station.
How many people can play? Each ship has 5 bridge stations and a captain, the server allows for 8 ships. Multiple stations can be controlled per player, but each ship NEEDS at least 2 players (helm and weapons).