Star Trek Birth of the Federation 2 Sequel Projects in 2017

I still consider Star Trek The Next Generation – Birth of the Federation to be one of the greatest Star Trek games ever made, which is why I gave it a big tribute on my Star Trek Games website. I was a big Master of Orion 1&2 player back in the day so to a play a Star Trek version of that was a dream that had become a reality. I still remember that friday night in 1999 when BOTF was released and I first brought it home. My mate James and I were calling every video game shop in my city but all copies were sold out as trekies were all racing to get this game. Finally just before 9pm at night (closing time) we found a place with 1 copy left, jumped in the car and sped over there to get it! I stayed up all night playing BOTF and played it nonstop for days, weeks, months, and still came back to it repeatedly after years! So did James as he discovered that if you started the game with the cd you could take it out and still play, so for days he kept showing up at my house to borrow the disc for 20mins haha!

Like many trekies I was devastated when Micropose lost the licence and fell apart ensuring there’d probably never be a sequel to BOTF. However fortunately in the early 2000s several fan groups decided to take on the mantle of making a BOTF2 sequel. The 2 biggest were the Star Trek Supremacy and Birth of The Empires projects. I religiously followed them though all the 2000s however as the project updates got rather quiet I sadly lost track in the 2010s and just figured the projects had died like so many other great fan projects out there. However recently I decided to investigate to see if these great old BOTF2 projects were still alive after 15 years and much to my surprise and joy, they were! In fact due to a breakup in the Supremacy group now there were now 3 BOTF2 projects out there – the ST Supremacy project, the BOTF2 project (split from Supremacy) and the Birth of the Empires project. All 3 projects were way more complete then I expected and you can literally play long games as the original races or cool new ones such as the Borg or Dominion in them right now!

Sadly because these projects have sort of disappeared from the limelight over this decade they don’t seem to have quite the huge followings they had back in the 2000s likely because of website moves, forum closures and fans like me just thinking they were dead. To help fix this I decided to make some long detailed tour videos of each 3 projects showing you just how cool and complete they are. If you loved playing BOTF back in the day then I strongly suggest you check out these 3 projects and visit their forums to show your support! There’s not many people left working on these projects so they could use all the help they can get! Feel free to do what I’m doing and offer help to all of them. I’ve been working with both the Supremacy & BOTF2 project guys to add more Remen content to the Romulans (Scimitar & Shock Troop centres etc) and it’s been a great experience. They’re all really nice guys and open to suggestions and very open to offers of help. 🙂

Here are the 3 projects:

Star Trek BOTF2 Supremacy Project

The first big BOTF2 project that started it all has come a long way over the years and is very fun and stable to play. Play as the Dominion? Yes please! This video was filmed earlier in the year so the project has had MANY updates since (incl playable Borg!).
Link to Project Forum (tell them Blake sent ya!)
Download latest WIP Demo
Link to my tribute page with more pics and info

(Shortcut links to each race/faction tour in video description on youtube page)

Birth of the Federation II Project

The breakaway BOTF2 group have done some pretty cool stuff with the Supremacy engine. Play as the Borg or the evil Terrans? Oh hell yeah! Also since filming this they’ve released a HUGE brand new version which has fixed many of the bugs I mention in the video.
Link to Project Forum (tell them Blake sent ya!)
Download latest WIP Demo
Link to my tribute page with more pics and info

(Shortcut links to each race/faction tour in video description on youtube page)

Birth of the Empires Project

The old BotE project has under gone a lot of changes over the years and no longer uses Star Trek assets however it is by far the most complete project and is stunning to look at! Its engine is highly moddable (game comes with an editor and all graphics are just replaceable png/jpg files) so a Star Trek mod to bring it back to a BOTF sequel is VERY possible (hell even I could do it if I had the time lol). They have a much newer android (but still Windows compatible) version I’ll check out next year.
Link to Project Website
Download latest WIP Demo
Download old 2013 PC Demo
Link to my tribute page with more pics and info

(Shortcut links to each race/faction tour in video description on youtube page)


6 comments on “Star Trek Birth of the Federation 2 Sequel Projects in 2017

  1. Do Star Trek Supremacy Project is able to be played online with my friend and if so please tell me how we tried to conncet via IP and it failed….

  2. Yeah sorry man, like I said on facebook I’m more of a single player gamer so I haven’t tried multiplayer mode. I’d be surprised if it worked in Supremacy or BOTF2 as those guys still have a lot of work to do. It would probably work fine with BotE though, their game is very complete.

  3. i managed to connect it via lan… 😉 so its a start lol but not on two different computers in two different countries… 😉

    • Thanks Rob.. there are so many BOTF fans out there that have no idea about these awesome fan sequels needing support so I’m glad to see my blog post is getting google hits!

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