Starship Bridge Simulator

Prove yourself in the Empty Epsilon Starship Bridge Simulator!

You will have to work in a team to command an Atlantis Class starship in a live, real-time computer simulation of a hostile encounter with alien factions.

This event is co-sponsored by Computing @ Edinburgh College and One Free Elephant.

Each simulation requires six recruits to fill the bridge team roles, these will be assigned during your session but can be summarised as follows:

CAPTAIN – has no direct control of the ship, the Captain keeps the crew focused on their goal and makes tactical decisions in combat.

HELM – flies the ship, controlling heading, speed, docking and combat manoeuvres as well as the warp drive.

WEAPONS – controls all combat elements of the ship including shields, targeting, beam weapons and missiles.

ENGINEERING – controls the power management of the ship and dispatching repair crews.

SCIENCE – controls the sensors and has access to the ship computer should more information be needed.

RELAY – controls communications, launches probes and has access to the Sector Map.

Missions are available either as pre-registered or daily sign-up (listed as “spaces online 0 / 0”) :

Saturday –
10:00 - 11:30 Empty Epsilon Saturday Slot 1 (spaces online 6 / 6)
11:30 - 13:00 Empty Epsilon Saturday Slot 2 (spaces online 6 / 6)
13:30 - 15:00 Empty Epsilon Saturday Slot 3 (spaces online 0 / 0)
15:00 - 16:30 Empty Epsilon Saturday Slot 4 (spaces online 6 / 6)
16:30 - 18:00 Empty Epsilon Saturday Slot 5 (spaces online 0 / 0)

Sunday –
09:30 - 11:00 Empty Epsilon Sunday Slot 1 (spaces online 6 / 6)
11:00 - 12:30 Empty Epsilon Sunday Slot 2 (spaces online 6 / 6)
13:00 - 14:30 Empty Epsilon Sunday Slot 3 (spaces online 0 / 0)
14:30 - 16:00 Empty Epsilon Sunday Slot 4 (spaces online 6 / 6)