Howdy gamers! The Star Trek franchise has been around since the 1960’s and with the recent movies it’s going just as strong as ever. Digit Game Studios developed Star Trek Fleet Command and it was published with CBS Interactive and Scopely in 2018.
Fleet Command is a 4X game (explore, expand, exploit, eliminate) strategy game that lets you control many iconic Star Trek ships and outfit them with iconic characters from the franchise as well. There are also role playing elements in the game, as you must level up and upgrade your crew and ships to maximize your potential. You can also research in a tech tree to gain bonus and unlock new ships that you can build to add to your fleet.
Your home base has several buildings in it, some are generating resources, others train your crew or build your ships. Once you upgrade your buildings to a certain level they will hit a cap until you upgrade your HQ. There are lots of upgrades and research that need to be done as you advance, but the game does a great job of telling you what you need to do and where to go to do it.
The crew can be upgraded and each have special bonuses they give to ships they are assigned to. Ships can be leveled up as well, and need to be outfitted with upgradeable weapons to maximize their effectiveness. The tech tree unlocks upgrades and bonuses for ships and crew, as well as more spaceships as you research.
When I first started playing the game I will admit the amount of things to do was a little overwhelming, but now it feels more like there are just multiple things that you can do to help stay engaged in the game. Paying attention to all the various aspects that keep your fleet improving will keep you busy but frantic. Also since this game is free to play and available for iOS and Android you can command your fleet from you mobile device. Try to live long and prosper in this game now!