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Gratuitous Space Battles Gets Star Trek Licence

I’ve been wanting to announce this for ages but legal shenanigans take forever, and if you saw the NDA I had to sign, you would think it was the script to the Lord Of The Rings.


After a lot of back-and-forth, and a lot of paperwork, and a lot of very long phonecalls at unearthly times of the night (here in the UK) to paramount legal people in the US, I can finally announce (and there will be a proper press release to follow) that there will be an official re-release of GSB with the official Star Trek License.

Basically the game will get a makeover and a re-release under a new title (to be confirmed, but probably Trek Battles). The artwork for the game will be provided directly by those talented chaps who actually do the CGI for the Voyager and Enterprise series, so the ship models will be polygon perfect copies of the renders used in the movies and TV shows.

The exact list of races that will get released in the initial game is still to be determined, but guaranteed inclusions are The Federation, Borg, Klingon and Romulan.

The game will be available for the PC and XBox 360, with a release date set for ‘fall 2010 whatever that means.

Expect to see a more legalese worded press release on the games sites in the next few days, but there is nothing to actually look at yet, so no screenshots. I’m stopping work on everything else related to GSB to work immediately on integrating the trek-specific weapons to make this new version.

Obviously I’m like a kid in a candy store, and hope this brings GSB to a whole new, and bigger audience.

Set Phasers to kill!

12 thoughts on Gratuitous Space Battles Gets Star Trek Licence

  1. i realize this is april fools day… but i want soooo badly to believe this is true :)

  2. Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment. Good to see things go well for you Cliff. You do the indie game community proud.

  3. I believe it means somewhere in autumn of 2010
    so in my language that would be “ergens in de winter.”
    yes, winter, iam realistic.

  4. what the hell fellow commenters! half the fun is playing along!
    now we can’t turn this joke around on him :(

  5. I think “Filed under: april fools cliffski 4:51 pm April 1, 2010” is all you need, Maximinus and Andre Jacobs.

  6. Hmmm… I think I might believe this – it’s certainly possible, and the message isn’t in a typical flippant april fools… Maybe his timing is just horrible, like the plants vs. zombies announcement last year? If it is true (40% believe), at least get the statistics pack out, please :)

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