Classic Trek Game
Trek73 is a "text based" computer space-battle simulation based on the original Star Trek television series. It was written in 1973 in the BASIC programming language and played on a Teletype connected to a HP 2000 computer. Trek73 was unique in its day because it was more than just a board game with a computer player. It involved the calculation of the trajectories of the virtual ships and projectiles with enemy ships controlled by a relatively sophisticated AI. The addition of dialog and situations from the original Star Trek series made this game a favorite of early players and future programmers. It had a long-lasting influence and was revised and re-coded through the 1980s and 90s and it can still be played today in a number of forms.
Now this classic game, in all of its command-line glory, is available to play on your iPhone!
Don't be fooled into thinking this game is easy-- in fact-- it is quite difficult to master. The "help" button, in the game, links to a a website with extensive information about the game as well as how to play help.
Some hints are: The "help" button will link to a website that has information, help and strategy for the game. "32" is the command that lists all the commands, and when you are referring to a ship or name, you only have to enter the first letter.
Need help? Use our Trek73 Walkthrough page or sign up and make your contribution today.
Trek73 is a strategy game developed by Dennis Nederlof, and is available for download on both iOS and Android devices. The app is compatible with iOS 12.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 11 Pro, X, Xs, SE, iPhone 8, 7, 6, iPad Pro and iPad Mini.
Click the button or scan the QR code below to download Trek73 for iOS. Check out our downloads section to download Trek73 for android and other platforms.
App Rating & Updates
The app is $0.99 and offers no in-app purchases.