Within the phrases of actor George Takei, who’s in all probability greatest recognized for his function as “Hologramps” on the hit Nickelodean sequence Supah Ninjas, the Kobayashi Maru browser sport is so exhausting it’s going to “make you ugly cry, and nobody needs to see that.”
Scopely’s Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru is a browser-based decision-making sport the place gamers are tasked with fixing the legendary unsolvable problem from Star Trek lore.
Within the fictional universe of Star Trek, college students on the Starfleet Academy are given the (nearly) unwinnable process of defeating a simulated situation primarily based on a misery name from a ship known as the Kobayashi Maru. The aim of the duty, based on canon, is to show potential officers humility and to permit instructors to gauge their character in a no-win scenario.
To that finish, it’s rattling close to unattainable to beat the newly-launched browser sport. However, for the primary three individuals who do handle to (as a result of, let’s face it, it’s on the web so folks have in all probability already cracked it on day one) there are some nifty rewards.
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Solely by selecting exactly the precise path by infinite perilous choices will the participant succeed the place so many others have failed. With the percentages of beating the Kobayashi Maru at round 1:10,000, the three quickest gamers to seek out the hack and defeat the simulation will win huge prizes — together with a CBS All-Entry Lifetime Subscription and limited-edition Star Trek collectibles.
The sport’s quite a lot of enjoyable to click on by and the lovable, retro-pixel graphics are a deal with. Scopley’s managed to do a terrific job of capturing the Star Trek vibe within the writing and the imagery – no shock given the corporate’s expertise with Star Trek Fleet Command on cell.
You may attempt your hand on the unwinnable Starfleet problem here. Tell us in case you’re a winner, we wish to see pics of the collectibles!
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