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Star Trek Newton: Part One - Anomaly

by Matthew Frith

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Sci-Fi, Drama, Fan Game
Release Date:
1 Nov 2009
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Medium length game
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
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MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
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12 people have rated this game so far:
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About this game

Crewman John Fischer is a recent graduate of Starfleet Academy assigned to the USS Newton, a
Constitution-class vessel currently tasked with performing scientific surveys in Sector 004. On
the completion of his first week aboard his new assignment, John begins to realise that the reality
of life in Starfleet isn't all chasing hostile aliens and meeting strange cultures. In fact, it can be quite

No sooner does he log this gloomy summary than the ship is rattled by some unseen force that
disables many of the ships systems! Isolated and unaware of what is wreaking havoc on the Newton,
John must get to his duty station and help himself and his crew stabilise the ship.
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Story, Scripting, Animations, GUI
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AGS Panel Review

"A solid first entry into what could be a very promising Star Trek spinoff series. Intuitive (if somewhat easy) puzzles and pleasant, simple-yet-colorful characters and backgrounds establish Newton as a bold first step in going where no man has gone before."

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

Very good Star Trek game, fans will recognize many elements from the series. The simple graphics work well and there are lots of animations. The puzzles make sense and the interactions with the other characters are satisfiing. Good atmosphere.
2010-08-29 10:27:53 by cat
I'm very surprised at how good this game actually is. Sure there were a few glitches and the character animation isn't perfect and that looping background "music" gets annoying, but it is really well written, the graphics were simple but very effective, it's well paced and suspenseful with not-too-easy/not-too-hard puzzles to be solved.

It's quite short, being an episodic game, and it only leaves you wanting more... much more! I have full confidence that Chapter 2 will address the many technical issues of Chapter 1.

This series has the potential to be the most talked about game in the history of AGS. Great job! Very highly recommended.

Just an observation: I can assume that the game creator (or the playable character himself) are from the U.K. because they refer to a wrench as a spanner... very interesting.
2010-07-20 01:09:00 by Steve Roderick
Could use some polish and user interaction improvements, but a very nice intro into what hopefully will become an interesting series.

It certainly felt like Star Trek.

2010-02-09 21:33:54 by Jimmy Shelter (JimmyShelter)
Really enjoyed this game, would certainly recommend it and am looking forward to part 2.

One interesting thing is that this did not need to be a "star trek" game (although there is nothing wrong with it being so), so even if you are not a star trek fan you can enjoy this greatly.
2010-01-29 13:47:16 by Intense Degree (McBoy)
Very well done. I enjoyed playing it and I'm looking forward to the next couple of episodes.
The small font made it a bit difficult to find the hotspots, and most of the puzzles were quite easy.
By the way, will there be a "you-touched-the-door-this-often-instead-of-just-walking-through-it"-counter in the next part?
2009-11-12 20:03:51 by Jamol
I good first game with an interesting plot, logical and easy puzzles and good, clean graphics.

Some hotspots were hard to find, the font is too small to read in a window.
2009-11-06 11:35:33 by Helme
Recommended game. I've played it knowing little of the Star Trek series and enjoyed it a lot.
Graphics are pretty and functional, puzzles interesting. More importantly, the story is intriguing and is developed in such a way that keeps the player hooked until the end.
It is quite short for a medium lenght game and the end left me wanting for more!
2009-11-05 11:35:22 by bicilotti
I enjoyed playing this game. Nice story, it picks up quickly after the first couple minutes and keeps the interest growing towards the end. The graphics are simple, but effective.

Unfortunately the game lacks feedback to most unnecessary actions the player would try, which sometimes makes gameplay a bit "dull."

I hope the author comes back with part two. It would certainly be nice to see more depth in the main character.
2009-11-03 12:55:46 by jkohen
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