Simplified variant of Task Force's Star Fleet Battles game. Original microgame

[when front end added] Quadrant cpx, (Space) Cadet sco, (5-year) Hitch mdl

~illus concept= Area of Operations (AO) - demarkations (Neutral Zone); periphery/ outpost operations/ linkage (Starbases); contact contamination (Prime Directive) AO/ war concept: Star Trek's extraterrestrial viewpoint (Federation of Planets, Prime Directive, mixed crews) versus War of the Worlds, Independence Day xenophobic outlook

Early computer implementations of Klingon- blasting galaxy exploration games ("Shields up, Mr. Chekov!") showed the potential for both flight simulators and first- person shooters; though efforts to communicate/ interact with the computer were developing independently of attempts at dilithium restructuring.