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Artemis Is The Absolute Geekiest LAN Game You’ll Ever Play [Video]

Prepare to have your sense of what really geeky computer gaming look like with this Star Trek-like mockup that involves a projector, multiple monitors, and a crew of six.

If you have five friends willing to pool some resources–because let us tell you, it’s not going to be cheap to build this gaming setup from scratch–you’re on your way to building a functional starship bridge in your rec room. You’ll need six computers and monitors, a projector to create the front-of-the-bridge-room effect, and a copy of the game–the full retail game is $40 but there is a free demo so you can take the starship simulation for a test spin.

The base game is focused on simple simulations like defending your space station and fighting off waves of invaders, however, a recent update of the game supports user-created mission packs. The missions packs allow fans of the game to create intricate missions with objectives to expand the game much like fan-created RPG modules add game play value to table top role-playing games.

Hit up the link below to read more about the game or just sit back and enjoy the entertaining video above of sci-fi bloggers manning a starship.


Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/31/12

Comments (6)

  1. r

    “..Mr, Sung could you fetch me a beer & ham sandwich,…Uhh?, Ms.Bling massage my feet.”
    ya, I could get use to this.

  2. Michael Fusion

    This must happen in my life. I’ve got the projector, now all I need are five friends.
    Yeah, looks like it’s never going to happen.

  3. webdev

    OMFG!!! Need. To. Do. This. NOW!!! I’m a fan of Star Trek, Computing, LAN gaming – so basically this is the frickin’ dream! These guys seemed to have so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  4. craisin

    This has really brightened my day! (sad, isn’t it?)

    Haven’t had such a good laugh for a long time – reminds me when I was young and had fun in my life.
    (I’m a 63 year old trekker now).

    Thanks Guys! (and gals)

  5. craisin

    Oh, by the way, I think the mascot (dog at control panel behind captain) would have made a better captain! LOL

  6. Bjarnovikus

    I had this game idea a little while ago (a few weeks actually)… But now when I know that there is already a game that does this I don’t think I’ll make it. But maybe… on one day :P

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