Star Trek: Lower Decks is having a great year. Not only did the animated comedy series get ordered for a new season, but it’s also getting a mobile game that is set to come out in 2022. The Stak Trek: Lower Decks game is being developed by East Side Games Group in tandem with ViacomCBS. The game is to be titled Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Badgey Directive and is set to come out on both iOS and Android. The game will follow a variety of characters and storylines in the Lower Decks universe in addition to animating and going through other stories from the greater Star Trek universe. The game studio Mighty Kingdom Limited will also be co-developing the game.
While we have a general idea that the game will follow different stories and characters across the beloved sci-fi franchise, we don’t have a ton of information about gameplay. However, East Side Games Group has a pretty long list of other franchises they’ve worked on, so they definitely have the experience to take on another one. East Side Games Group has worked on mobile games for IPs like Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Trailer Park Boys, and even an upcoming game for The Office. It sounds like they have plenty of experience working with comedic properties, so this Lower Decks game should be in their wheelhouse.
The Star Trek: Lower Decks game is set to be free-to-play, so if you want to try it out for yourself, you should be able to just download it on your phone. If you want to catch up on the show first, Lower Decks is going into its third season and follows the support crew on the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of the most unimportant ships in the Starfleet. The series is created by Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan and stars the voices of Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noel Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O’Connell, Fred Tatasciore, Gillian Vigman, and more. The show is highly rated by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, with an 83%. Audiences are slightly less warm on it with a still-respectable 66%. The new season is set to air in summer and it has already been renewed for a fourth season.
If you’re looking for a Star Trek series that doesn’t take itself seriously, Star Treks: Lower Decks will definitely be your best bet. For fans of a more traditional Star Trek experience, Discovery and its spinoff, Strange New Worlds were both renewed for new seasons. Discovery is currently finishing up its fourth season and Strange New Worlds is set to premiere its first season in May.
It looks like Star Trek fans have a lot of good things coming their way. While you wait for the new seasons, there is definitely a lot of stuff to catch up on. And if you can’t wait for the new mobile game, you could try some other Star Trek mobile games like Star Trek Fleet Command or Star Trek: Legends.