The Art Institute of Portland to Partner with Cryptic Studios to Present "Star Trek Online"

Portland, Oregon (PressExposure) January 14, 2010 -- The Art Institutes have partnered with Atari and Cryptic Studios to promote Star Trek Online, already one of the most anticipated games of 2010. The game is set to be released February 2, 2010 – BUT, you can experience a universe where no one has gone before by attending Open House at The Art Institute of Portland on January 18, and experience Star Trek Online before it’s released to the public!

Several Art Institute alumni took part in the development of the game. To view alumni and RSVP for this special beta event, visit

On January 18, you can visit The Art Institute of Portland and receive a special key allowing you access to be one of the first to play the game. Click on the link to view the official website and trailer:

(From StarTrekOnline.Com): Star Trek Online will be the first MMO to feature space and ground combat at launch. Missions will take you and your friends into the depths of space, across exotic planets, and even inside starships! As the Captain of your very own ship, it's up to you to lead your crew on missions that span a number of locations.

In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or, they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy. Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems, and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star. Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.

As the Captain of your very own ship, it's up to you to lead your crew on missions that span a number of locations. You call the shots, no matter where you are. When you're in space, you direct the action - be it in the middle of a high-tension battle, where you can maneuver in 3-D space and fire a vast array of weaponry at your enemies, or as you enter warp to explore parts of the galaxy never before documented. On the ground, you lead your away team across exciting terrain, interacting with allies and battling enemies. Every Captain commands five subordinates on the ground, all of which can be directed to act in any manner you choose. Can you lead them safely through dangerous locales?

Star Trek Online is being developed by Cryptic Studios, creators of the massively successful City of Heroes and City of Villains. It’s built on the Cryptic Engine, a core technology that means our designers can focus less on a game’s nuts and bolts and more on creating a game that captures Star Trek’s essence, guaranteeing that both longtime fans of Star Trek and people new to the universe will feel at home.

About The Art Institute of Portland

The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes (, a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. Offering undergraduate design education, The Art Institute of Portland ( provides programs the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts, with 23 different programs of study and a minor in sustainability for select programs. The college seeks to be an innovative center for design, a lively supporter of the arts and a positive community partner in the city of Portland, the state of Oregon and the greater Pacific Northwest.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm
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