Classic TV sci fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation gets a sequel of sorts in a new game by indie developers Dramatic Labs. Star Trek: Resurgence is an interactive narrative game that takes place after the events of the 80s and 90s TV show.
Dramatic Labs is a fully remote indie game developer which features many former Telltale Games employees. Various members of the studio have worked on Telltale titles, such as The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series, and The Wolf Among Us.
“As fans of Star Trek, it’s truly an honour to be crafting a story which puts players right in the heart of the action, where significant choices and decisions will affect the entire narrative,” said Kevin Bruner, Founder of Dramatic Labs. “Built from the ground up using Epic’s Unreal engine and our proprietary narrative engine, this game showcases our team’s evolution in creating thought-provoking story-rich adventures.”
An Interactive Narrative Game
In the vein of Telltale’s iconic style, Star Trek: Resurgence is an interactive narrative adventure offering branching storylines that depend on player choices. Among other activities, players will pilot shuttles and participate in phaser fights. Stealth will also be necessary at specific points in the game. The game lets players play as both First Officer Jara Rydek and Engineering Crewperson Carter Diaz. In the game, the two investigate a mystery involving two alien civilizations about to go to war.
“Players will boldly set forth into this new adventure, meeting familiar characters and new cultures while interacting with them in profound and impactful ways. This game will challenge players to make those similar tough choices that iconic Star Trek heroes have been forced to contend with,” says Lourdes Arocho, Senior Vice President, Paramount Pictures Licensing, Global Games and Publishing
Continuing the franchise’s long history of transmedia storytelling across TV, film, novelisations, games and comic books, Star Trek: Resurgence prequel comics are also available for purchase via IDW Publishing.
The game is out now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and PC via the Epic Store.