Game "Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury" What happened?

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by MCKurland, May 9, 2017.

?

Do you want this game to be finished?

  1. Yes! Make it so!

    24 vote(s)
    96.0%
  2. Unsure

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. The word is no.

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Dahar Master final exams
    It indicates everything was lost.

    Kor
     
  2. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yeah, great video, and a fair hypothesis. They bit off more than they could chew, ie the Pixar-style animation, in a time when they were already feeling the effects of financial difficulties. It's a shame it had to end that way.
     
  3. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Location:
    Rutland UK
    It was ahead of it's time which was maybe the problem?
     
    Ronald Held likes this.
  4. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    South Africa
    Similar to Jurassic Park: Trespasser which was from the same time. It was released, but what they were trying was so ambitious and ahead of its time that it never came close to their vision.
     
  5. Phily B

    Phily B Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Man, reading about it - it seems like it would cost a ton of money to make for very little reward. It was definitely hugely ambitious, but probably a little too ambitious.
     
  6. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    Andrew Timson
    Apparently not even Star Wars can support that type of game anymore - their attempt was just cancelled by EA. No way would someone try it with Trek.
     
  7. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    South Africa
    Well the best solution there is to stay far away from EA. But surely there must be a studio with the resources and interest to produce one?
     
  8. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2001
    Location:
    Dahar Master final exams
    I think SOVF would have looked spectacular, but I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the gameplay.

    Sure, I like the idea of adventure games. But in practice, I find them to be a source of sheer frustration as I end up wasting endless time clicking on every single pixel of the screen trying to figure out what I'm supposed to do next. I do not find those games intuitive at all. :thumbdown:

    I much prefer the platformer/action type of game format for a a bit of fun and rewarding diversion.

    Kor
     
  9. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    Enough dedicated fans could work on it, and finish it.
     
  10. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    South Africa
    I know it may be considered blasphemy, but I've tried to play Judgement Rites and 25th Anniversary several times, and I've never been able to get very far because there always turned out to be something I've neglected to do because I couldn't actually tell I was supposed to click anything. To me, games should take advantage of their immersive power and be a sort of wish fulfillment. I don't like Star Wars, but a lot of the Star Wars games are great because they allow you to back-flip off walls while lightsabering a bunch of Stormtroopers, or use the Force to pick up a bunch of enemies and hit them all with lightning. Point-and-click can't quite capture that feel.
     
    Kor likes this.
  11. MCKurland

    MCKurland Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2016
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If that's the case, where's the proof.
     
  12. MCKurland

    MCKurland Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2016
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If anyone has the complete script, or even a partial one, we want it posted.
     
  13. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
    ^^^You are about 16 years too late because way back around 2004/5 VF was quite the discussion here in the gaming section and somebody actually not only found one of the game devs web site with pic's and videos of their work on VF, but they also contacted and got a response from said dev, who told what is a simiar story to what Allyn is stating here, and Yes, elements of VF were also used in ST Pinball, and yes when they went under everybody was just locked out of the studio one day and everything that was in there was taken, with computers being wiped and sold on to debtors. :(
    And that is only a small part of what was going on with this game, there seems to have been major turmoil with those making the game and a lot of behind the scenes issues with people and the likes.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
  14. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
    This thread seems to not be able to die.
     
  15. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
    ^^You can never kill hope. :nyah:
     
    Kor and Ronald Held like this.
  16. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    I thought that's the other franchise...
     
  17. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Glasgow
    ^^^^Ba-da bing^^^^ :lol: