Leading mobile games company Scopely, together with ViacomCBS Consumer Products, today announced an unprecedented partnership gathering for the first time every Star Trek™ timeline under one experience in the award-winning mobile game Star Trek™ Fleet Command.
Star Trek™ Fleet Command will be the only mobile game to feature the complete Star Trek Universe – from the long-running triumphs of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek to the popular CBS All Access series’ Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. The infusion of new content adds a robust slate of storylines, characters, ships, and more to be integrated into the top-grossing MMO/strategy game, which, until now, has exclusively featured the “Kelvin Timeline” and characters from the 2009, 2013 and 2016 cinematic Star Trek Universe.
“With over 50 years of content to draw from, this expanded partnership with ViacomCBS Consumer Products marks the first time all of these iconic Star Trek stories, characters, and universes will find a home in one immersive experience,” said Steve Huff, Senior Vice President of Product at Scopely. “We’re honored to be deepening our collaboration with ViacomCBS Consumer Products and contributing to the legacy of Star Trek through our shared mission of delivering an exceptional experience to fans all over the world, for many years to come.”
In less than two years since launching in November 2018, Star Trek™ Fleet Command has attracted a highly engaged community of fans through its deeply immersive and collaborative gameplay, with players spending multiple hours in-game each day, and 75% of players playing seven days per week. The game consistently places in the top rankings for its genre, most recently landing the #1 spot in AppAnnie’s ranking of the most-engaging strategy and RPG titles by US-based publishers. More than 5.8 billion battles have been played to date, with a 20% increase in battles played in the last year.
“Star Trek is a multi-generational franchise that continues to generate new iterations to meet the needs of its ever-growing loyal and passionate fan base,” said Pam Kaufman, President, Global Consumer Products, ViacomCBS. “With this first-of-its-kind partnership, we are able to harness the combined power of the beloved brand to give gamers a unique opportunity to create their own new adventures utilizing an exciting title from an exceptional partner like Scopely.”
True to Scopely’s directed-by-consumer approach that gives each player control over their experience, Star Trek™ Fleet Command players are the commanders of their own destiny: from crew selection to the missions they take on and the alliances they form, choices made in-game will impact how new storylines intersect as new content begins to roll out over the coming months.
The game expansion and extended partnership maintains Scopely’s tremendous momentum built over the past year. In addition to successfully launching a new title with Scrabble® GO, the company has seen consistent growth across long-term games such as its Dice franchise, which includes YAHTZEE® With Buddies, surpassing $500M in lifetime revenue; the acquisitions of PierPlay game studio as well as FoxNext Games and its highly successful game MARVEL Strike Force; a $400M Series D financing round aimed for new investments; and continued focus developing new game experiences. The company’s ability to deliver and scale such a range of products is driven by its proprietary technology and infrastructure, producing a highly diverse portfolio across multiple genres.
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment and mobile games company, home to many top-grossing, award-winning franchises including Scrabble® GO, MARVEL Strike Force, Star Trek™ Fleet Command, Looney Tunes™ World of Mayhem, WWE Champions, The Walking Dead: Road To Survival™, YAHTZEE® With Buddies and Wheel of Fortune®: Free Play, among others. Scopely creates immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer experience. Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform that supports one of the most diversified portfolios in the West. Recognized in Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ and #2 on Deloitte’s ‘Technology Fast 500’ as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America, Scopely has achieved more than $1 billion in lifetime revenue by creating long-lasting game experiences. Scopely has global operations and games studios across Los Angeles, Barcelona, Boulder, Dublin, London and Tokyo with additional studio partners in seven countries across four continents. For more information, visit www.scopely.com.
About ViacomCBS Consumer Products
ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) oversees all licensing and merchandising for ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, VCP’s portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, VCP is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, VCP oversees the online direct-to-consumer business for CBS and Showtime programming merchandise, as well as standalone branded ecommerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park, and MTV.