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Monday - July 03, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Interview @ COG

by Hiddenx, 16:45

COG interviewed Dan Martin,  a writer of Star Trek: Resurgence:

Star Trek: Resurgence Lead Writer Interview

Star Trek: Resurgence is the first new narrative Star Trek game in a long time. We quite liked it, and wanted a chance to take apart its warp core and look under the hood. Dan Martin, lead writer for Dramatic Labs pinged us on his combadge to tell us about the game’s development.

COGconnected: Dramatic Labs is made up by former Telltale Games talent. How is the Dramatic Labs development process different from Telltale?

DM: Hi and thanks for chatting with us about Resurgence. A few differences jump to mind. The first being that, very early on, we knew that we were going to release Star Trek: Resurgence as one single game, not episodes. That allowed us to complete the whole script, and revise the game at every stage of development, which makes for a more refined and compelling story and experience. Another difference is that we are a very small team, not a large studio. The production was put together specifically to make this one game, and in a lot of ways, this game is a labor of love. Our Star Trek fandom runs deep and we wear it on our sleeves.

How did a Star Trek game come about? Did Dramatic Labs approach the Star Trek team or was it the other way around?

DM: A few of us had already been working on a project that Kevin put together prior to Resurgence. He was also in discussions with Paramount to license Star Trek and produce a new game. We have all been long time fans of Star Trek, and given our collective track record of adapting other IP into our types of games, we hoped Paramount could feel comfortable that we would handle their franchise with care. Once we had the core pieces in place, we put together what would eventually became “Dramatic Labs”.


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Thursday - June 15, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Interview

by Hiddenx, 17:48

Gamingtrend interviewed Dan Martin and Andrew Grant the writers of Star Trek: Resurgence:

We Interview: Dan Martin and Andrew Grant, Dramatic Labs’ writers for Star Trek: Resurgence

Recently, we had the honor to interview Dan Martin and Andrew Grant, writers for Star Trek: Resurgence, about their new game and what their process looked like overall. As a long-time Star Trek fan, it was really exciting to hear about their own fandom and how that played into how they handled such an iconic IP. Take a look at what they had to say:

Adam Moreno: Hello and welcome back to our “We Interview” series here on Today, we’re talking to the writing team from Star Trek: Resurgence. You’ve probably played some of their work before Batman: The Enemy Within, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and more! Dramatic Labs writers, Dan Martin and Andrew Grant. How are you two doing today?

Dan Martin: Great. Thanks for having us.

Andrew Grant: Yeah, doing great! Thank you.

Adam Moreno: Very excited to talk to you guys. We said a little bit earlier, I am a Trek fan. You see a lot of Star Wars behind me, but my parents did raise me as a Trek fan as well as a Star Wars fan. So yeah, let’s get into it. You all have written for many games now that rely on a narrative; where the player controls the ending by making choices throughout the game. How has your previous work maybe inspired the direction that you guys went with Star Trek: Resurgence?

Dan Martin: You know, we think of it as a continuation and evolution of what we’ve done before. We’ve changed the format a bit. It’s one epic tale told across roughly 10-ish hours as opposed to releasing it episodically, which was great for us because we got to, you know, write the whole thing. See the whole thing. And then look back at where it starts and fine tune it across the whole story, which you don’t really get to do when the first episode is out the door and you’re still trying to finish it. But you know, in a lot of ways, Star Trek; it worked the other way. Star Trek inspired a lot of what we did before because it’s such a great model for tough moral and ethical choices and, you know, going back to the original series. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy were this great triumvirate of decision making where Spock and McCoy would pull Kirk in different directions. And you know, there was no right or wrong answer and that’s the thing that we always like to do is put you in a place where it’s not like, there’s an obvious, “well, this is the way to go and I’m gonna get, you know, I’m gonna get points for doing this one, and I’m gonna lose points for doing that one.” It’s really about putting the player in control and letting them decide what’s right for them.

Andrew Grant: And we always felt like it was the perfect fit of format and franchise because there are so many shades of gray in Star Trek, and that’s something that we always loved. And we came at it as fans and rather than do sort of like the sort of great “greatest hits medley” of themes and nostalgia from that era, we, from the very beginning, set out to create a story that would stand on its own. That would be the equivalent of a full season of a show, or maybe even like a full feature length. Playable movie experience, but the difference is that you’re making the choices, you’re shaping the experience for yourself, and for a fan, and we all came at it as huge fans, you’re immersed in this world. You’re interacting with Spock. You’re interacting with Riker. Those aren’t spoilers because they’re in trailers. You can, you know, you’re exploring the bridge like it’s just super fun.


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Thursday - June 01, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Review @ RPGFan

by Hiddenx, 16:16

RPGFan reviewed the adventure RPG Star Trek: Resurgence:

Star Trek: Resurgence review

Let me start this Star Trek: Resurgence review by saying I am familiar with the Star Trek universe. Since my mother is an avid fan of the sci-fi series, I’d catch episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager growing up. My favorite of the original Star Trek movies is Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home because it featured whales, and I still constantly refer to anything round and fuzzy as a tribble! Admittedly, I’m still catching up on the newer Star Trek series, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of them. Because of my Star Trek fondness, I was intrigued by the narrative adventure game Star Trek: Resurgence when first announced. Finally getting the chance to play the title, I am pleasantly surprised by what I uncovered. Resurgence is not only a solid game, but it’s easily one of the best of the recent Star Trek narratives I’ve experienced thus far. It offers a compelling sci-fi tale with believable characters, capturing the heart of the Star Trek series. It isn’t a flawless gaming experience, but its strengths are strong selling points.


Star Trek: Resurgence is a remarkable narrative adventure game set in a classic space opera universe. I’m incredibly impressed by its scope and the well-written story it conveys. Like an interactive Star Trek show, Resurgence is a game where your decisions have a real impact. I enjoyed playing this title even as I acknowledge the weak points holding it back, mainly its graphical hiccups. Still, Star Trek fans should give Star Trek: Resurgence a try, though, as should any adventure game fans who like sci-fi too. I hope this isn’t the last we see of the U.S.S. Resolute and her crew!

Score: 80/100

Saturday - May 27, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Review @ The Escapist

by Hiddenx, 12:14

The Escapist reviewed the Adventure RPG Star Trek: Resurgence:

Star Trek Resurgence | Review in 3 Minutes

Wednesday - May 24, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - First 18 Minutes

by Hiddenx, 14:39

IGN shows the first 18 minutes of Star Trek: Resurgence:

Star Trek: Resurgence - The First 18 Minutes of Gameplay

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Tuesday - May 23, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Released

by Hiddenx, 17:00

The adventure RPG Star Trek: Resurgence has been released on Epic Games:

Star Trek: Resurgence - Exclusive Launch Trailer

Check out the exciting Star Trek: Resurgence launch trailer for new Star Trek narrative adventure. Featuring dialogue-driven role-playing elements and branching storylines, prepare to step into the Star Trek universe. Get a peek at what's to come in this latest trailer.

Source: IGN

Monday - May 22, 2023

Star Trek: Resurgence - Review

by Hiddenx, 16:21

RPG Site reviewed the upcoming RPG Star Trek: Resurgence:

Star Trek: Resurgence Review

Three decades ago, Interplay Productions released the first Star Trek video game to deliver the space franchise’s winning formula of good people solving complex situations primarily with their brains and not their brawn. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, it was called, and it truly made players feel like they’d taken on the role of Captain James Tiberius Kirk on multiple missions filled with mystery and drama. A sequel soon followed called Star Trek: Judgment Rites, and that one’s even better.


And really, I recommend most interested parties give Star Trek: Resurgence a shot. Even if you’re not a preexisting guru, even if you don’t know your Borg from your Bajorans, you’ll more than understand the gist of what the writers intend to convey. 

Though if you’re especially sensitive toward shoddy gameplay mechanics, you might give it a pass, or at least wait for a patch or two. The game’s status as more of a visual novel arguably shields the USS Resolute from some degree of criticism toward its other aspects, but frustration is frustration, and every time I felt it, I just wanted to get back to the dialogue and critical choices again, please.

On a final note, there is a five-issue comic book series by IDW by IDW Publishing that you might pick up before playing the game. I have not read it yet, as I wanted to see whether the game would stand on its own without necessitating the multimedia approach. It does. 

Star Trek: Resurgence goes boldly, but the refit Resolute’s shakedown cruise can be a bumpy one. Yet, for all the game's faults, Jara Rydek and Carter Diaz won me over in full, and I bet they’ll win you over, too.

Score: 7/10

Sunday - January 02, 2022

Star Trek: Resurgence - Announced for Spring 2022

by Redglyph, 12:15

RPG Fan reports that Dramatic Labs announced Star Trek: Resurgence, an action RPG planned for a Spring release. Note that the announcement was done early December.

Star Trek: Resurgence Adventure Game Announced by Former Telltale Developers

Dramatic Labs, an independent game development studio whose staff consists of a number of former Telltale Games developers, have announced a brand-new game based on the beloved Star Trek television series. Titled Star Trek: Resurgence, the game is a choice-based narrative adventure taking place shortly after The Next Generation.


According to Dramatic Labs founder Kevin Bruner, “As fans of Star Trek, it’s truly an honor to be crafting a story which puts players right in the heart of the action, where significant choices and decisions will affect the entire narrative,”. Dramatic Labs’ staff includes twenty staff members who were previously employed at the now-defunct Telltale Games (or at least, before the name Telltale got picked up by a different company, which is currently making a game based on The Expanse. It’s complicated!). These include Andrew Grant (a former lead writer and creative director at Telltale), Dan Martin (another lead writer), Kent Mudle (a former cinematic director), and Brett Tosti (former executive producer and creative director).

Star Trek: Resurgence is being independently published by Dramatic Labs, in partnership with Epic Games and under license from ViacomCBS. For more information, check out the game’s official website, which has a handy Q&A page! 

How fitting that this title should be announced right after we did a pair of Retro Encounter episodes about Star Trek games! This one definitely has promise, so stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of Star Trek: Resurgence, and see some screenshots below!

Information about

Star Trek: Resurgence

Developer: Dramatic Labs

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Action-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2023-05-23
· Publisher: Epic Games