Artemis is a multiplayer-only spaceship simulator where each player becomes a crew member controlling one of the many facets of a spaceship: helms, weapons, communication, science, and engineering. A sixth player does not have controls but instead plays the role of captain, having access to the main display screen and giving orders to the rest of the crew. Intended for LAN play, the game uses a server/client setup that can also be used across the internet to connect crew members to each other via direct IP connection.
As of writing, the Steam version of the game is available in the Humble Bundle for $7 – which is what you'd pay if you and a bunch of friends split the full $40 price tag to purchase the game directly from the developer instead. You can also unlock a Steam 4-pack for $17. If you get the direct purchase version, the game comes with no DRM or install limits, so you can share it with your intended crew. While nothing is stopping you and your crew from redistributing it further, you're encouraged to buy your own copy for each crew.
Or just torrent it.
I'm still keenly interested in organizing a crew and mission. If you're up for it, let me know here, in MLPG, or on Skype.
Is it fun?
We'll find out, won't we?
If you join, please include your Skype handle so we can operate a phone call during the mission.
Aside from Helm and Weapons, Engineering is the next most important station as it optimizes the ship's capabilities. When in combat, Warp can be powered down in favor of Weapons and Maneuvering. During downtime, energy can be devoted to producing torpedoes or boosting long-range scanners.