Within the phrases of actor George Takei, who’s in all probability finest recognized for his position as “Hologramps” on the hit Nickelodean sequence Supah Ninjas, the Kobayashi Maru browser recreation is so arduous it would “make you ugly cry, and nobody needs to see that.”
Scopely’s Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru is a browser-based decision-making recreation 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 (virtually) unwinnable activity of defeating a simulated state of affairs based mostly on a misery name from a ship known as the Kobayashi Maru. The aim of the duty, in keeping with canon, is to show potential officers humility and to permit instructors to gauge their character in a no-win state of affairs.
To that finish, it’s rattling close to inconceivable to beat the newly-launched browser recreation. 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 via limitless 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 search out the hack and defeat the simulation will win massive prizes — together with a CBS All-Entry Lifetime Subscription and limited-edition Star Trek collectibles.
The sport’s plenty of enjoyable to click on via and the lovable, retro-pixel graphics are a deal with. Scopley’s managed to do an excellent 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 cellular.
You possibly can attempt your hand on the unwinnable Starfleet problem right here. Tell us should you’re a winner, we need to see pics of the collectibles!