Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator v.1.6 released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 10th, 2012 -- Thom Robertson ( http://artemis.eochu.com/) released a major update (v.1.6) to the PC game, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator.

Changes with this new version include:

  • Players can now choose from 5 different spaceships; the Scout, Cruiser, Battleship, Missile Cruiser, and the Dreadnought.
  • Major changes to the Science console, making it easier to understand and use.
  • New ECM torpedoes let you cripple enemy shields.
  • Space monsters are now more powerful.
  • New jump drive teleports your ship anywhere within the sector, which changes the game radically.
  • More customization options and a host of small fixes.
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows. Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. Unlike many networked multi-player games, Artemis was designed to be played by 3-6 players together in one room but it can also be played online.

In Artemis, one computer is the main screen, while the others serve as one of the five workstations (Helm, Communication, Engineering, Science, and Weapon Control). Working together as a bridge crew, the players warp around the sector, protecting space stations from a multitude of alien ships. Once the Artemis has expended its torpedoes and energy, the crew can replenish the ship by docking with a space station.

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Some quotes from random people who played the game:

"For me, Artemis brought back all the vision and vitality that made PC games so broad and interesting. It's a real shot in the arm to space sims as well."

"Artemis is the best game ever. No, seriously. When you combine it with alcohol, magic happens."

"Your game is a brilliant concept"

"What can I say but, holy cow! I've spent the last few years thinking about how awesome it would be to have a game like this!"

"*Jawdrop* I might be able to revitalize our LAN parties with this."

"This is Star Trek through the Rock Band filter. You are playing together as if you were on a ship."

"Awesome game. Goodbye weekend."

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Players can get the full game for free by helping spreading the word:

Instructions on how to get a free copy of the full version of Artemis:

  1. Install the demo version.
  2. Get together with 2 friends (3 or more people in the same room) and play.
  3. Make a video of your crew playing. You can use your flipcam, cellphone or something.
  4. Take a still picture of your crew, to send to Thom later.
  5. Upload the video on YouTube for all the world to see. Be sure to put a link to artemis.eochu.com on the video notes.
  6. Email Thom Robertson at techbear@gmail.com with the YouTube video link and attach the picture, so Thom knows it is you.

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About Thom Robertson:

"I'm a veteran game developer, and since leaving my last industry job in 2003, I've been a full-time indie game developer. Artemis has been a big success for me, and as we enter 2012 I intend to continue to grow the game and create even more fun for all the Artemis fans."

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