Website updated: 6Feb2020
I've enjoyed Star Trek for years. I watched the original series in reruns as a kid. My wife and I watched The Next Generation in college when we were dating. I also enjoy Star Wars, Firefly and science fiction literature in general.
Around 2017, my son pointed out Artemis, a starship bridge simulator. We tried it out and enjoyed it quite a bit. We quickly played through the stock mission scripts, so I wrote a few more for us to play. Artemis version 2.5.2 was available, but we used version 2.4.0 as a group because we could include all of our iOS and Android tablets as bridge station consoles.
Near the end of 2017, we discovered online users (like USN and TSN), other bridge simulators (like Empty Epsilon, Starship Horizons and Thorium) and read about people building bridge sets in their home or other locations or making portable bridge sets and bringing them to various conventions. I started writing scenarios for Empty Epsilon for my friends and family to enjoy. I also started writing them in such a way that I could enjoy them too by putting in random factors so that I did not know the scenario outcome in advance.
Having done this for fun for a while, I thought I might try bringing this experience to a larger group of people. So, I've started putting together a plan to turn this into some kind of business where people would come to enjoy the experience of being on a virtual starship.