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A Bridge Too Far? A DIY Starship Helm For Artemis

Blah blah we don't usually post Kickstarters from unproven outfits blah blah BUT LOOK AT THIS. Someone's come up with a way to have a real-life starship bridge with which to enact the singular Artemis unofficial Star Trek crew sim. Only in a trailer, rather than space.

I'm doubtful he can raise the $30,000 he needs, given it's (in the broadest possible terms) a hardware accessory for what's very much a niche game, and more damningly that primarily it's going to tour events and therefore be out of reach to the vast majority of people. It saddens me when indie games do that, and it's doubly sad that people who fund this might never get to use it. BUT LOOK AT IT. It's a six player replica bridge, with what looks like touchscreen control panels, red alert lighting and the works.

Most of the funding tiers are t-shirts and names being inscribed on things rather than helping you to take it to the bridge, but if you and a few friends can pony up $1000 you'll get a day's worth of unlimited access to the Mobile Bridge Project. But only if you live in California or Nevada. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

To be honest, the rewards are perhaps a wee bit insulting, unless you know for sure you'll be at an event this comes to, but I guess I do appreciate that your options of what to do with a starship bridge built inside a trailer are more than a bit limited.

Ack, to be honest the ins and outs of where it'll be, how it'll be funded and how to access it don't interest me that much. I just like looking at the pictures. When I Am Rich I will do something insane like this, only I'll probably make the spaceship from Silent Running instead. I can paint my dustbins like robots and everything.

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Alec Meer


Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about video games.