Star Trek Online Can Now Beam You Up On Your Mac

I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain.

I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain.

I’m a sucker for MMOs, and a huge fan of the Star Trek franchise. If you like both, you might want to know that a fantastic combination of these two great things is ready to play on your Macintosh.

Now you can get your Federation thrills on in Cryptic Studios’ Star Trek Online MMO. First launched for PC only in 2010, the game is now available as a free-to-play download on your Mac, letting the rest of us play this thrilling extension to the Roddenberry-created universe that first graced television sets back in the 1960s.

“Star Trek fans have been asking for Star Trek Online on Mac since we launched in 2010. Thanks to the tremendous success we’ve had with the game, we’re excited to be expanding the galaxy again.” said Cryptic Studios’ Stephen D’Angelo. “We know there’s a large gaming community that thrives on Mac and we’re thrilled to finally be able to let them experience Star Trek Online. It simply looks amazing on Mac widescreens.”

Star Trek Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Star Trek universe, like World of Warcraft in space. It’s set 30 years after the events of the movie, Star Trek Nemesis, and allows you to create a character in either the Federation, the Klingon Empire, or the Romulan Republic and work your way up the ranks of your chosen faction. There are tons of fun quests and typical MMO things to do in the game, and it should keep you busy for a long time. You’ll also be able to visit iconic locations from the Star Trek fictional universe, and head out to unexplored star systems, meeting new alien species.

And it won’t cost you a dime to start. In 2012, Cryptic Studios relaunched as a free-to-play game, much like many other MMOs have, and has found some modest success as a result.

You can download a standalone Mac installer from Cryptic’s online game portal, Arc Games, and install the gaming app from there.

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