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Cryptic imitates CCP Games - awesome contest announced

Posted by: Chad at 11/17/2010 7:47 AM
CCP Games did a fabulous thing when they had a contest which allowed fans (or artists) to design a spaceship.  Cryptic Studios must have been paying attention and thought, "Now that's a good idea!"  The result is a new contest which will allow a lucky trekker to design the next Enterprise for Star Trek Online.

Yeah, you read that correctly.  I'm going to quote the e-mail that I got about this because it's too fantastic for me to paraphrase:

Seriously. We're working with our friends at CBS and Intel to turn the design of the next canon Enterprise over to you, Star Trek's most dedicated fans. Just visit our special Design Hangar and submit your version of the universe's most iconic spaceship. We'll convert the best design into a ship in Star Trek Online, but that's not where it stops.

They then go on to list some wonderful prizes for the winner of the contest including a high-end laptop, a 3D model of your ship, and more.  It doesn't start until December 9 but there's no reason you can't start working on your design now.  Here's the official page so be sure to check back for updates. Good luck!



Greetings, Captain!
Winter is approaching, and we've been hard at work here at Cryptic Studios. Here's some of what you can expect just before the holidays!

Season Three: Genesis
Our latest massive update, Season Three: Genesis, is all about improving your quality of life and giving you more say in your Star Trek Online experience. Genesis will feature many gameplay upgrades; here are just a few we can't wait to share with you:
  • The Foundry Beta (v 0.3) – Our player-created content system will go into public beta when we launch. Have you ever wanted to design your own mission in Star Trek Online? Here's your chance! Using The Foundry, you can construct Episodes and share them with your friends.
  • Episode Replay – In Genesis, you'll be able to replay every mission you've previously enjoyed, and some will feature brand new rewards.
  • Borg Technology In Your Ship - In Season Three, you'll be able to integrate Borg technology into your ships. This new loot from Special Task Force missions will greatly augment your ship's usefulness as well as its appearance.
  • New Sector Space - We've revamped Sector Space to give it a more realistic look and feel.
There's even more available. To learn more, check out our Season Three: Genesis informational page.

Design The Next Enterprise
Seriously. We're working with our friends at CBS and Intel to turn the design of the next canon Enterprise over to you, Star Trek's most dedicated fans. Just visit our special Design Hangar and submit your version of the universe's most iconic spaceship. We'll convert the best design into a ship in Star Trek Online, but that's not where it stops.

Here are the prizes available:
  • Grand Prize: Custom, STO-painted Alienware M11x laptop; STO Collector's Edition; STO Lifetime Membership; and a 3-D model of the winning design.
  • Second Prize: Alienware laptop (no custom paint job), STO Collector's Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Third Prize: STO Collector's Edition, STO Lifetime Membership and an Intel Core i7-875k processor.
  • Fourth Prize: STO Collector's Edition and an STO Lifetime Membership.
  • Twenty-one Honorable Mentions: Standard-edition copy of STO and a Star Trek Online poster.
And that's just a tiny bit of what's happening in Star Trek Online over the next month. Be sure to check in at the Star Trek Online official website for more updates. As always, thank you so much for your support.

We'll see you in the Alpha Quadrant!

-The Star Trek Online Team