If you have ever dreamed of getting your friends together and crewing a starship where your TV is the viewscreen, this is the game for you! Tablets, phones and laptops become your duty stations. Look up Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator and install it on your PC. Right now, (Feb 2016) the best version of the game just added starfighters you can launch from your ship. This version (2.1.0) is two updates behind and has to be played with other PCs and Tabs with the same version, but it is still very fun to play at this level. Remember you need a TV, a server, and some friends with their own devices to play.
Great game with a few bugs The game itself is great however connecting all the devices together was a challenge. It's best to be patient and have all players choose their roles before the host begins game play. While it gives you the option to allow people to join during the middle of a game it always caused us problems. Problems such as device switching roles or gaining multiple roles or getting booted from the server and being unable to re connect. Again we had none of these issues if all devices were connected prior to beginning.
Has cross-platform multiplayer! I stumbled across the android version of this and thought I'd try it out. I was surprised to find that I could easily connect to the server running on my Windows machine! Each station has multiple screens in the phone layout, so the controls don't feel cramped. It's not ideal, but it's better than having tiny controls that are completely unusable. The tablet layout may be better, but I haven't tested it out yet. I've given the game 4 stars due to the fact that sometimes when you touch near the bottom of the screen, the client restarts, sometimes taking the server down with it. I'm so glad there is a mobile client, because it would be harder to get computers for everyone, especially if there are multiple ships, but it's cake to have everyone install the app!
Cannot enter IP address When I try to connect to a server, I cannot enter its IP address: the keyboard is dismissed as soon as it gets focus. Makes it impossible to get further.
Issues playing with friends... I absolutely love this game, but always run into issues whenever I try to play with my friends. There seems to be glitches that cause my friend's cellphone to crash and connecting to the server seems to be an issue at times. Other than that this is a great game and I recommend people buy this!
CyanogenMod + Artemis + Expanded Desktop Artemis is too huge to avoid being force closed on older tablets but if you don't do that it runs fine. But it is super hard to avoid touching the Home button. If Artemis worked with Expanded Desktop or could hide the bottom bar it would solve this problem. Right now the screen controls don't map to the areas where they are activated so you have to touch above the controls to make them work.
Added 8 new stations, and radically upgraded what stations can do.
There's a new layout option. Deep Strike lets you play a game where only the enemies have stations, and you're all alone against the enemy hordes. In both single and
coop modes, you must destroy all enemy stations to win. In single player mode, you must also destroy all enemy ships.