You are the captain of a United Earth Empire Spaceship. Equiped with the empire’s new, one-of-a-kind engines, Hyper-Plasma Induced String Drives, your mission is to explore a new quadrant of the galaxy that is now open for exploration. Accompanying you are 1000 brave men and women, as well as your all important bridge officers.
The idea comes from my desire to play through episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Actual Star Trek games in my mind suffer from the same problem; it’s not really Star Trek. It’s nearly always action, and lasers, and fighting space-battles. But when I watch the show, that stuff doesn’t really happen all that much. And quite often, the Enterprise out-guns their adversaries, and the goal is to not kill them.
In The Last Boundary, you guide your ship through the stars of this new quadrant. Your only goal is to explore. There is no winning condition, just countless things to see. All the while, you need to keep an eye on your ship and crew, making repairs when needed, and keeping track of your resources and fuel.