One game that's slipped past our radar is not only a simulator, but one set in space! Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator is a one man PC game from visionary Thom Robertson who always yearned for a game that could emulate players to the bridge of a ship much like Star Trek. Just watch this video of a Youtube channel giving the game a play, whilst they do overplay it a tad, this is just what the game allows." frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows, whilst you can play over the internet, it was designed to simulate the ultimate Ship bridge experience so in order to really appreciate it you need to get 2-5 of your buddies in a room together.
With one computer as the main screen, others serve as one of the five workstations; Helm, Communications, Engineering, Science and Weapon Control, together as a bridge crew the players can warp around the sector, protecting space stations from alien ships, and dock into space stations to replenish their torpedoes and energy.
Artemis is currently on version 1.65 and has just seen its graphics engine updated, as well as revisions to enemy races and ships, new fighters, Space Whales!, a new self-destruct sequence and more customisation options. If you are any self respecting nerd you will want Artemis and wonder why you have never heard of this game before!
You can buy Artemis Spaceship Bridge simulator from the official website for a mere $40, this gives you 6 licenses to allow you to have all 6 workstations in operation, this is one game the Gamercast crew would love to try out together, now just to get everyone into the same room.