Today, Scopely launched Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru, a promotional web-based game that brings the iconic Kobayashi Maru test to life for the very first time. The Kobayashi Maru, according to Star Trek lore, is an “unwinnable” training simulation created by Starfleet Academy to measure character and resolve through thousands of no-win scenarios, famously beaten only by cadet James T. Kirk. Star Trek Fleet Command, the Kobayashi Maru web game is fun to play, but nearly impossible to beat.
As part of this choice-based interactive experience, the player assumes the role of a Starfleet cadet facing the Kobayashi Maru for the first time. Only by choosing precisely the right path through endless perilous options will the player succeed where so many others have failed. With the odds of beating the Kobayashi Maru at around 1:10,000, the three fastest players to find the hack and defeat the simulation will win big prizes — including a CBS All-Access Lifetime Subscription and limited-edition Star Trek collectables. Adding to the nostalgia of Star Trek and to make failure fun, the game pays homage to the 1980s with incredible 8-bit, retro-inspired artwork and animation.
Star Trek: Kobayashi Maru is now available to the global community of Star Trek fans at KobayashiMaru.com.
Check out this digital trailer featuring voice over from original Star Trek legend George Takei, and click here to view contest rules.