tumblr_lr343jlYNz1qi98uco1_500Build your ship, manage your crew, explore the universe.

After a successful Kickstarter Campaign which was funded in October of 2011, it has taken quite some time for the Star Trek-inspired retro space simulation Star Command’s engines to get going. Many thought it had gone the way of the red shirt, but rumors of the game’s assimilation have been greatly exaggerated and the nearly 18 month wait is almost over.

This Thursday (May 2nd) you’ll finally be able to see what it is like to command the bridge of your very own starship, managing crew members, battling alien fleets and otherwise keeping your vessel in working order.

Brought to you in beautiful HD pixelated glory, Star Command brings to life the challenges and joys of managing a starship. Upgrade your ship, get out into the unknown and watch your crew die grizzly deaths all at your command. Strange and exotic alien civilizations await you at every turn. Manage each of your ships roles, focusing on science skills, tactical combat and ship engineering. Prevent alien invaders from taking over your ship and causing massive amounts of damage with sentry guns. Revive dying crew members with new rooms! And don’t forget that your decisions matter – an enemy made early could come back to haunt you later.

Check out the official launch trailer below: