Interactive game celebrates Star Trek: Into Darkness

Tue 21st May, 2013 @ 3:26pm by quad

Interactive game celebrates Star Trek: Into Darkness

TECH:SQUAD the Technical team from QUAD in Derby, have been celebrating the new film Star Trek: Into Darkness, which will be screening at QUAD from Friday. QUAD’s Digital Studio has been transformed to host ‘The Artemis’, an interactive game, which has been co-ordinated by the TECH:SQUAD team, creating the scenarios, lighting and set-up to play the game in QUAD.

Aron Brown, Deputy Technical Manager, said, “The Artemis is for anyone who watched Star Trek and dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a Star Ship!”

At the front of the “bridge”, a large screen shows the star ship flying through space, while workstations around the room operate the jobs that bridge officers might do, for example Helm, Communication, Engineering and Weapon Control. The game itself is a co-operative, social experience, where several players work together as one team. Randomly generated sectors of space and places will require players to seek and destroy enemy vessels while protecting friendly vessels and stations. One player sits in the middle, in the role of ‘the Captain’ and directing other players and telling them what to do. Other players sit at workstations around the room and play specific bridge officers.

The Artemis game will be available for the public to play at QUAD in the Digital Studio over two days; Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May from 10:00am until 6:00pm. There is no charge to play and dressing up is optional!

Star Trek: Into Darkness (12A) is screening at QUAD in Derby until Thursday 30th May. Tickets are £7.60, £6 concessions. For more information please call QUAD Box Office on: (012332) 290606 or see:

For more details about playing The Artemis game in QUAD, please e-mail: or ask at QUAD Box Office. For more details about TECH:SQUAD, please see:


Notes to Editors

QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, on the Market Place in Derby city centre. QUAD is a gallery, cinema, café bar and workshop that anyone can use. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council, Arts Council England, EM Media, European Union, East Midlands Development Agency, Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership, Derby City Partnership and Derby Cityscape. See for more information.

For further information on this event, or any other issue relating to QUAD, please contact Kathy Frain on 01332 285422 or email



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