Artemis is designed for anyone who watched Star Trek and dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a star ship. Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. You cannot play Artemis single-player!
User reviews: Very Positive (149 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 16, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"If you've ever wanted to pilot the Enterprise, try this co-op multiplayer game where each player takes the role of one of the officers on a starship."
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Reviews

“Artemis isn’t an official Star Trek game, but it is the Star Trek game you’ve always dreamed of.”
PC Gamer

“Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator is ridiculously good fun.”
Wired

“It's aim is to better simulate a Star Trek type bridge environment by allowing up to six players to network six separate computers together, although the game does support an online network.”
Giant Bomb

Version 2.0

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Version 2.1

This is Version 2.1, with many new friendly and alien space stations, and new game modes like Border War and Deep Strike.

About This Game

Artemis is designed for anyone who watched Star Trek and dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a star ship.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. You cannot play Artemis single-player! One computer runs the simulation and the "main screen", while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.

Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room ("bridge") , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn't have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I told my Helms to punch the hyperdrive and in the confusion my engineering overheated the ship blowing us up 11/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I shot two nukes at a space station, they told us to stop, then they built us more nukes. - 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This is not a pretty game, there's no way around that. The sound isn't amazing either and there are technical glitches (see: Data Console). But it's fun. Really, really, fun. And you know what? That's all that matters.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Artemis is a fun game to play with friends over a voice communication such as teamspeak. For people who enjoy playing cooperative games and working with thier team against the AI this is a fantastic game, however it can be quite difficult to find other people to play with as the game currently has no matchmaking system.

There are community groups whom play this game at regular scheduled events, so I would strongly reccomend this to groups of friends or people who are willing to seek out the community groups and play as part of the scheduled events.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
When I ordered the helms man to charge into an enemy missle to save a cruise liner I knew this was a great game
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
As captain of the USS Burning Orphan I can claim that this simulator is an accurate depiction of my duties aboard the most advanced peace keeping missle cruiser in the galaxy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This is an excellent game, fun for getting a few friends together and pretending you're the crew of the Enterprise.

That said, it's a total lan game, you can play it online (but skype/teamspeak/ventrilo is heavily advised unless you have some sort of psychic network), but it's probably best played at a lan party.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Awesome game. Grab some friends, command them and make fun of the communications officer.

Only the Graphics could be a bit better, but they aren't that bad.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Played with 3 friends online using Tunngle, we figured it would be fun but it exceeded all expectations! This is a fantastic game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Fun game, although it only plays on a 2d plane, so although it is meant to simulate star trek, its not entirely there yet.
If you have one licence, you can copy your steamapps/common/artemis folder to the 2nd/3rd/4th computer to connect them as client only. Game runs fully self contained in its folder - and system requirements are conservative enough it runs on intel express hardware using software directx emulation. Good design, allowed me to use an old laptop to drive the view screen (plasma tv) then two other pcs in the lounge to drive stations, helm/coms/weapons/science/engineering etc

Helm top right controls your viewscreen display too.

Still lacks a bit of depth - playfield is small, 2d, not a lot going on even in siege etc modes - and enemies are quite easy to dispatch if even 2 players are half competant. In one mission i just asked an escort to defend a base and it won me the scenario. Have not been able to locate scanable anomalies - so not sure if that is a bug or not.
It can work over the internet - but more fun in the same room. You can have multiple machines acting as viewscreen tho, so you could sorta video conference the other players I suppose with fast internet.

Engineering in particular could easily play remotely.. scotty get those shields up..
Guys what are you doing up there, stuff is blowing up all over the place!

If you can spare 35 minutes and 2 or 3 computers its worth it just for a laugh.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Note: Please disregard the play time. I'm running the game without Steam, so it does not reflect my actual play time.

First of all, I would like to correct a common misunderstanding. You do not require 6 people to play. Each ship has 6 roles that can be filled with "up to 6 people". Having one person take care of one thing makes it really comfortable and this is the way, this game is meant to be played. But it is perfectly possible for 3 people to have the responsibility of 2 stations, and fly the ship with its full potential (in a single instance of game client). I have 4 friends that got comfortable with the game, and now we're running comparatively easier set games with 2 separate ships (3 and 2 people per ship). Sometimes I like playing the game solo, even though it's hard to do so and possible only under lower difficulty settings. I'd say having 5-6 people per ship is ideal, but with 3+ people the game is absolutely playable.

Second false information all over the place. You do not need a separate pc with its own copy of the game to be the server. Go in the Steam/Steamapps/Common/Artemis and run artemis.exe. First window should be set to server mode. Now run it again, and make the second window the client. I personally connect my huge TV to my laptop and become the server, use the TV for the server screen (which is also the outside view of the ship), and use my laptop screen for the client screen (which is the screen of whatever role I'm filling). Entering 'localhost' will connect to the server running on the same machine.

I realize that this is more like a troubleshoot, instead of being a review. But in the process of deciding to buy the game, I immediately recognized how awesome this game is. The questions I had was the ones I just described. You don't need this review to know that this game is awesome, it's already all over the place. What you need to know is that the most frightening part of the game (6 people minimum thing), is actually incorrect. Also; it is possible for up to 8 ships to play Co-Op or PvP modes. Talk about awesome.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Don't let the surface of this game fool you, it might not look like much but it has everything you need to experience life on the bridge of a starship. All you have to do is find a crew and make a left at the next star.
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
"I'm givin er' all she's got captain!"
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Great fun to multiplayer, not really possible to singleplayer, even if it was I wouldn't play it, but to play this with friends is great fun! Especially if you roleplay your roles and wear silly hats!
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
AWESOOOOOOOME!!!! It's a multiplayer game that you hook up computers/laptops to a local server. Everyone can serve as part of the same crew, or different crews, of starships. Think Star Trek: communications, navigation, weapons, engineering, captain, science...just so awesome. I think you need at least three players to make it doable, four is better, five is probably really, really good and six is optimal (seven's even doable for one ship with a captain). More than that and you're going to want to break it up into multiple crews, which is totally great because you can team up or split up to explore.
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38.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Awesome game!
If you enjoy flying a spaceship with five other people, blowing up alien spacecraft,
working with friends to beat the odds, or just dream of commanding a spaceship,
THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!
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11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A hell of a lot of fun with a room full of friends.
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
good fun
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1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Funny game but no Jonh Madden :(
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12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Artemis is a most excellent Star Trek like bridge simulator! I have been wating and looking for a multiplayer ship's bridge multiplayer simulation for a long time. Job well done indie developers! Keep up the good work and patches.
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