Later this year Atlantic City gamblers will be able to boldly go where no gamer has gone before.
New York-headquartered GameCo has entered into a license agreement with CBS Consumer Products to produce skill-based gambling video games based on the Star Trek franchise.
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Set to debut in the fall, GameCo’s first game under the license agreement, “Star Trek Deep Space Nine Adventure.”
The first game will let players take the helm of the U.S.S. Defiant and fight others in ship-to-ship combat.
The gambling platform allows a player’s skill in video games to determine the payout and winnings, while maintaining the same casino economics as slot machines.
The company released the first video game-based gambling machines last year at Caesars’ three Atlantic City properties and at Tropicana Atlantic City.
The Star Trek game will feature 3D models of the spacecraft aimed to attract fans of both Star Trek and the space combat genre. Future games will be based on other Star Trek series including the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise.
GameCo, which is privately owned, says it will release at least 10 more titles in 2017, including games based on Paramount’s “Mission Impossible,” “Paranormal” and “Ferris Bueller,” as well as “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
The industry has been trying to attract younger gamblers by offering them something outside the scope of traditional slot machines.