- Summary: Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows. Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. Unlike many networked multi-player games, Artemis was designed to be played by 3-6 players together in one room but it can also be played online.
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Mar 15, 2012Artemis is a great deal of fun - it's the ultimate star trek simulation - network several computers together - one is the main viewscreen and the others are stations like weapons, helm and engineering. It can be a logistical hassle to set up a game but once you and your crew are playing you will wonder how it's taken so long for something like this to come out. It is being updated constantly and has a strong fan community putting out new missions and impressive mods frequently. Many more people should know about this and play it. I just wish that there was a way I could have my bridge set up and waiting for me.… Expand
Mar 10, 2012I stumbled upon this beauty accidentally, digged it, and in two days, I was already having insane fun with 8 of my friends. This game is simply amazing. After looking around for opinions on this game, i found out nearly everybody who finds it and tries playing it ends up loving the game! Read on to know why:
Artemis is a cooperative social computer space simulation game. Not a "social" game like those on facebook, but a REAL social game, one that has social aspect. One makes you gather your buddies and socialise with them! And have fun in the process. The gameplay is simple:
You and five your friends, as a team, take control of the space ship. Five of you will control different aspects of the ship via different consoles, and one will be the capitain - he will order and guide the five players. The game is best played if you all gather in a single room, where each of the five players would be at his own PC or notebook, and a capitain would be sitting or walking around. The room should have a big screen, projector or big lcd/plasma, for the ship's "Main screen". However, you can play over internet too - just need a voicechat software, yet, playing together in one room is much better. The consoles include Helms (controls ship movement), Weapons (controls beams and missiles), Engineering (controls ship energy and repairs), Science (scans the space around your ship), Comms (communicates with other ships/bases). You can play with less than 6 players or more than 6 players too - more people can help the capitain or other players or advise players, less players can use less consoles, not manning least important ones.
The game has so many sides, so many depth that its just fantastic how a single person could have made it. * First, you have the computer game itself. Your team strives to defend the space from alien invaders, and protect your allied ships and bases. Each console offers a different kind of gameplay - for example, helms is a simulator - like experience, engineering/science is RTS - like, Comms is quest-like, etc. You have to both play your role effectively, and coordinate with other players as well. You will face different situations, missions, fight different enemies as a ship, learn different tactics and maneuvers, and so on. The game itself is very interesting, deep, and fun.
* Second, you have the communication aspect. Each player (and obviously, the capitain) will have to constantly communicate with the team in order to be efficient. You have to execute your capitain orders, you have to query for information that other station has for you (like, if you are ordered to fire, but beams are not firing, you'd ask engineering for a status report). This makes for alot of fun moments, and just makes the game so much more involving rather than everbody minding his own job and stuck to his own PC.
* Third, you have the cosplay/roleplay element. Its so fun to dress into something like Star Trek fleet uniform, and imagine you're the bridge crew of USS Enterprise. Its just endless fun, especially for a Trek fan, or actually any sci-fi fan. This game doesnt demand you to roleplay it if you dont want to or dont know how, but if you do, its another way to have fun in this game!
Overall, this is a true "social" computer game, that fits so many different kinds of people, both computer gamers and just Sci-fi fans, or just people who like a good fun cooperative game, people who like teamplay, people who like tactical games, people who like to debate, people who like to roleplay... It can be played by families, at lan parties, by a bunch of friends, or you can just find people and play over internet. You can even get together more than one crew and play versus each other! Just search for "Artemis Bridge" on youtube and see how people have fun in this great game. I myself found it accidentally and now i cant get enough. Me and my friends we have great time playing it.… Expand
Mar 21, 2012Simply the most fun co-op LAN party game there is. There's nothing better than the thrill of working together with your friends to execute a successful attack on an enemy fleet, and nothing funnier than when the new helmsman drives you straight into a minefield at warp 4! My gaming friends, who are mostly not serious gamers, absolutely love it. As the gaming geek in the group I love it too because there's plenty of depth to all the roles. There's a thriving online community and the developer really cares what people think and makes changes according to their suggestions. And the demo is free - give it a try!… Expand
Mar 15, 2012Friend brought this game, completely changed our LAN parties. Imagine this: your living room is the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, and through your TV is space. 6+ players control a starship on adventures, each player has control of a bridge station via PC or laptop. The stations are Helm, Weapons, Engineering, Science, Comms, and Captain. This is a "social" game, not a "social networking" game. You can play over the internet, but the real experience requires all players to be present. At best, it's a fun co-op game for LAN parties. At worst, it's a hilarious trainwreck, but still fun. Up to 36 players can play, with multiple ships on cooperative missions, or bridge vs. bridge pvp. It's still a work-in-progress, but it's a wonderful game and completely worth it.… Expand
Mar 26, 2012What is Artemis?
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers.
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, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.
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.
This game is just great!… Expand
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