Tag Archives: cryptic studios
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 | 00:04 BST
Because Cryptic Studios is the best, it’s chosen to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation with a little bonus for Star Trek Online players. Hair is involved, I won’t lie.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 05:53 BST
Cryptic’s Zeke Sparkes, lead designer on co-operative multiplayer RPG turned MMO Neverwinter, has said the game’s transformation was a matter of discovering what worked.
Wed, Jun 06, 2012 | 20:10 BST
Perfect World and Cryptic Studios have released two new videos for the MMO Neverwinter, which explores the lore. The game is set on the Sword Coast where the main city of Neverwinter, Jewel of the North, sits. Of course, if you are familiar with the Forgotten Realms campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons you already know this. If not, you learned something today. One of the trailers explores the lore of Vellosk ans shows in-game content, while the other, The Siege of Neverwinter pt. 2 is a CGI affair – part one is through here. The game is slated for release sometime towards the end of the year and will be free-to-play.
Mon, Jun 04, 2012 | 16:14 BST
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 00:37 BST
Lead artist Jeremy Mattson has outlined the conceptual process behind Star Trek Online’s upcoming starbase content. In a developer blog, Mattson describes drawing on the franchise’s visual history, fitting in with Starfleet’s aesthetic, and making the bases grand but not unbelievably so. There’s some pretty lovely space art. Starbases are expected in Season Six.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 03:15 BST
If you really want to play Star Trek Online as an anthropomorphised cat, but feel your heart belongs to the Klingon Defence Force rather than the Federation, today is your lucky day. Cryptic has announced the addition of a new playable race, the Ferasans, as opposed to the existing cat people race, the Caitians. The new species has a number of specific traits and quirks; hit up this developer blog for more details.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 02:04 BST
Perfect World has narrowed down the launch window for Cryptic’s Neverwinter from “2012″ to “Q4 2012″.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 05:30 BST
Cryptic Studios is pretty open about why it has risked alienating hardcore D&D fans with an action-style control scheme for Neverwinter: it’s fun.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 00:33 BST
Cryptic Studios has asked all Star Trek Online and Champions Online account holders to check and reset their details after discovering an unauthorised intrustion.
Sat, Feb 04, 2012 | 18:56 GMT
Perfect World and Cryptic have announced that Episode 4: The 2800 launch on Saturday, February 11. Those versed in their Trekkie lore should be familiar with what the 2800 are – a fleet of Dominion warships piloted by the Gamma Quadrant’s Jem’Hadar. During the Deep Space Nine series, Benjamin Sisko flew the USS Defiant toward a wormhole to intercept this fleet, whereby the prophets Sisko communed with intervened, and made sure the 2800 ships entered the wormhole never to be seen again. In the game, players will be coming to the aide of the Deep Space Nine space station, as the Jem’Hadar attack. Check out the trailer below.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 01:07 GMT
It’s a happy day for those long on space-faring dreams but short on cash, as Cryptic has completed the transition of Star Trek Online from subscription to free to play. You can jump on board and have access to the whole game, although premium subs still exist for those who want to play multiple alts or start a guild, and run $14.99 per month. But to reiterate: you can be a vulcan, and fly a spaceship, and pay zero dollars. Well, what are you waiting for? G’wan, git.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 22:48 GMT
Cryptic has outlined its plans for 2012 content updates for Star Tek Online, which goes free to play next week.
Fri, Dec 02, 2011 | 10:48 GMT
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 14:46 GMT
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 | 23:55 GMT
Mon, Oct 03, 2011 | 08:24 BST
The latest developer blog entry for Star Trek Online has detailed the new Duty Officer System that will allow players to recruit and control the actions of their junior officers when the game goes free to play (F2P) later this year.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 14:17 BST
The executive producer of the Champions Online and Star Trek Online dev has announced he’s to boldly go on to pastures new but will Kling-on until the end of the month. No more puns, I promise.
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 | 09:53 BST
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 05:18 BST
Cryptic has opened up on precisely how its acquisition by Perfect World will affect Champions Online and Star Trek Online players.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 02:58 BST
Cryptic’s online co-op multiplayer take on the classic Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter license has been pushed back into 2012.