Have you ever wanted to be part of a spaceship crew? Here’s your chance! This Friday at HackPittsburgh, we will be playing Artemis, the Spaceship Bridge Simulator. From the website (http://www.artemis.eochu.com/):
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers.
Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen”, while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.
Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”) , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.
If you have a laptop that you can use to run the game, please bring it (however it is not required!). The game is also available as an app for iPhones and iPads; it works great on both, but the experience is much better on an iPad. The best way to tell if you can run the game on your computer is to download the demo from the website and run it. If it works, great! If not, then don’t worry, we will try to have extra workstations available. We can only run 6 people at a time, but we will try to make sure that everyone gets a chance to play (depending on how long each game lasts). If enough people show up, we can try out running a bridge vs. bridge game, where two ships battle it out for ultimate space dominance!
Free and open to the public! The doors open at 7pm in Friday, March 8th, and the game will start whenever we have enough people to play. We’re located at 1936 5th Avenue, in the garage around back on Watson. Look for our flag above the door.