Space... the final frontier.

Fans of space operas and dramas such as ''Franchise/StarTrek'', ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'', and the like have wanted to actually step onto TheBridge of one of those starships since about 5 minutes after the first episode started. Now, with Artemis, we can.

Artemis is a LAN-based computer game in which players take on the roles of the bridge crew members of a Terran Space Navy starship. Each player sets up his computer to represent one of five bridge consoles on the ship, while the sixth plays the Captain and directs the action. The ship patrols an area of space, exploring for anomalies and protecting allied ships and starbases from attacks by four hostile alien races: the Kraliens, Arvonians, Torgoth, and Skaraan.

The positions into which a player can step are:

* [[AcePilot Helm]]: Controls the ship's movements and monitors some ship resources, such as torpedo and energy stores. Helm and Weapons share main viewscreen control, as well as responsibility for raising and lowering [[DeflectorShields shields]].
* [[FriendlySniper Weapons]]: Controls the ship's weaponry, loading the torpedo tubes with various kinds of ordinance and firing the beam weapons in manual mode.
* [[StatOVision Science]]: [[EnemyScan Performs scans]], determining the [[EnemyDetectingRadar identity]] and [[AchillesHeel weaknesses]] of enemy ships and locating [[NegativeSpaceWedgie anomalies]] to replenish energy.
* [[CommunicationsOfficer Comms]]: Communicates with NPC (and, optionally, other PC) ships: relaying advice and orders to allied ships, requesting supplies from starbases, communicating missions to the captain and crew, and activating Red Alert. In games with multiple crews playing at once, the Communications officer generally relays orders from the Admiral.
* [[TheEngineer Engineering]]: Distributes extra power to improve system effectiveness, allocates coolant to systems to prevent overheating (and subsequent spectacular failure), and dispatches and organizes damage control teams to repair damage taken in battle.
* [[TheCaptain Captain]]: The only core crewmember without his own dedicated station, though a "captain's map" setting grants a tactical map. The captain takes charge, parsing information gained from his other crewmembers and directing the action of the ship. The captain requires a cool head and [[TheStrategist keen tactical awareness]].
* [[AcePilot Fighter-pilot]]: An optional position added in version 2.4.0 and newer, commanding a small single-seat ship.
* [[FourStarBadass Admiral]]: An optional position for games in which three or more player-controlled ships are cooperating on a mission. The Admiral organizes the ships as a fleet, making overriding strategic and tactical decisions.

You can download the game from the official website [[http://www.artemis.eochu.com/ here]], also [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/247350 available on Steam]].

!!Tropes appearing in ''Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator'' include:
* TwoDSpace: Before altitude levels were implemented in release 2.0. The supported 3D is fairly rudimentary, but it's there.
* AbsoluteXenophobe: The player - well, given that every alien ship that appears does its best to destroy you.
** Averted in subsequent builds with the addition of allied alien races.
* AlienInvasion: You're defending a sector of space from the invading alien ships in a modified Type-1 scenario.
* AliensAreBastards: Almost all of the alien species who appear in the game are inherently hostile.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Unless there's some form of {{Translator Microbe|s}} at work -- you can get an alien ship to attack you by saying (to quote) [[YourMom "their matriarchal leader wears combat boots."]]
* AntiHumanAlliance: Originally played straight - as noted, every alien species originally in the game wanted you dead. Eventually averted, with the introduction of neutral and allied alien species.
* ArbitraryMaximumRange: On your weapons, scanners and sensors.
* AsteroidThicket: These can show up, scattered through the quadrant.
* BadassCrew: You and your friends! [[EpicFail Hopefully!]]
* BattleThemeMusic: The game has a dynamic soundtrack.
* BeamSpam: The TSN Battleship specializes in this, with it's four forward-facing beam cannons.
* BeepingComputers: Whenever you click a control.
* TheBridge: You're a crew member there!
* CompetitiveMultiplayer: With version 1.1, multiple player ships can fight against one another.
* CoOpMultiplayer: Up to six players work together to run each ship.
* DeflectorShields: Controlled by the Helm and Weapons, with power allocation by Engineering.
* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Depending on your difficulty level.
* EverythingSensor: The same scan that identifies the make, model, and (sometimes) name of another starship can help you locate anomalies to help power the ship.
* ExplosionsInSpace: Whenever a ship or station is destroyed.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: There's a sequence of actions you can take to result in the detonation of your warp core.
* FasterThanLightTravel: Implied by the warp and jump drives, though distances and speeds are rather vague.
* InterfaceScrew:
** Severe damage to your ship is indicated by static and other visual glitches appearing on the displays.
** When engaging a hyperspace jump (for ships not equipped with warp drives), the actual jump itself is symbolized by all the players' screens going blank for a split second.
* IShallTauntYou: The comm officer can send insults to enemy ships, which can be a great way to lure them into a minefield.
* OldSchoolDogfight: The most common mode of battle for the more maneuverable ships, such as scouts and light cruisers.
* PhotoprotoneutronTorpedo: Notably [[AvertedTrope averted]], given the game's inspirations. The primary kinetic armament are simply called "homing torpedoes," and the high-damage upgrades are explicitly called out as [[NukeEm nuclear]].
* RayGun: Beam weapons.
* RealTime: There's no indication in the game that time is compressed at all.
* RedAlert: The comms officer can sound an annoying alarm, and it changes certain colors on the displays, but otherwise doesn't do anything.
* ScreenShake: Given the modding community, some of whom go pretty all-out in order to make realistic bridge sets for their game, it's only a matter of time before someone introduces this. This also tends to make an appearance in gameplay videos.
* SpaceNavy: The Terran Space Navy, to be precise.
* SpaceWhale: They show up -- though you can't really do much with/to them.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To the old mainframe game, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame Star Trek.]] The overall format and objectives are exactly the same.
* StandardSciFiFleet: Destroyers (similar in some ways to a Patrol Boat) and Transports wander around, and Starbases offer resupply. The players get to choose between a Scout (something like a Cutter), a Light Cruiser, a Missile Cruiser, a Battleship, and a Dreadnought. Fighters are planned for an April, 2016 update.
* StandardStarshipScuffle: The common mode of battle for the less maneuverable, tougher ships.
* StealthInSpace: Some enemy ships have cloaking devices.
* TechnoBabble: [[DownplayedTrope Kept to a refreshing minimum]].
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The Jump Drive, allowing the teleportation of the entire ship. Also resupply when docked, since no physical contact is made between the ship and the station.
* TimTaylorTechnology: All of the ship's systems are improved in some way when given increased power.
* TractorBeam: How the starship docks with Starbases.
* UpToEleven: The highest difficulty level available.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: It gets you nothing, but you can attack the {{Space Whale}}s with beams and torpedoes. You can also nuke your own allied ships and stations and destroy surrendered vessels.
* WaveMotionGun: The TSN Dreadnought has a beam cannon with twice the range and power of any other beam in the game.
* YourMom: Saying that an alien captain's matriarchal leader wears combat boots is one of the phrases the comm officer can use to draw aggro.