A turn-based, multiplayer strategy game of space exploration, expansion and tactical combat that gives players control of one of five races in the STAR TREK universe. Birth of the Federation is set in the familiar STAR TREK universe, capturing the look and feel of the internationally famous series and transforming it into a rich and deep strategy game. The game world is populated with a multitude of races, encounters and events drawn directly from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Gameplay emphasizes resource management, combat and diplomacy. Each player controls one of the major STAR TREK alliances, choosing from the Federation, Romulans, Klingons, Ferengi and Cardassians. All five empires, therefore, will be present in every game; any not played by a gamer will be run by the computer AI.
133MHz Pentium or faster; Windows 95 or Windows 98; 16MB RAM; High Color graphics for 800 x 600 x 16-bit color (2MB video RAM minimum); Quad-speed CD-ROM drive; Hard drive (160MBfree)