Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)

Star Trek: Hidden Evil is an adventure game set in the Star Trek universe. The game sees the player embody the persona of Ensign Sovok, a Human raised by Vulcans, who, as a result of this unusual upbringing, can use the Vulcan nerve pinch.

Marketed as the sequel game to Star Trek: Insurrection, the game embroils the player in a plot to harness the destructive powers of a coveted genetic seed. After discovering a warning from the Ancient humanoids, the player must engage alien forces and outwit foes in a series of challenging missions, or the galaxy will fall victim to a ruthless archenemy.

Hidden Evil was poorly received, garnering a 4.0 from IGN and 4.5 from GameSpot. [1] [2] In addition to weak storytelling, the game shipped with numerous technical glitches.

Cover of the Hidden Evil Collector's Edition

A Collector's Edition of Hidden Evil, released in the US, included the full game in special packaging, a VHS tape featuring The Next Generation series finale "All Good Things...", and electronic previews of two WildStorm Star Trek comics: "False Colors" and "Perchance to Dream". [3]

Cast

Crew

Presto Studios

  • Tim Tembreull – Producer
  • Eric Dallaire – Writer/Game Designer
  • Victor Navone – Creative Director
  • Michel Kripalani – Executive Producer
  • Michael Saladino – Lead Programmer
  • Max Elliott – Senior Programmer/CTO
  • Lars Liden (Ph.D.) – Programmer/AI Specialist
  • Keith Gurganus – Programmer
  • Casey Steffen – World/Level Builder
Level Builders
  • Andy Schatz
  • Narayan Brooks
  • Farshid Almassizadeh – Technical Guru
  • Francis Tsai – Conceptual Designer
  • Dan Gregoire – Lead Pre-Rendered Artist
Pre-Rendered Artists
  • Derek Becker
  • Raymond Wong
  • Eli Enigenburg – Technical Director/Animator
Animators
  • Mike Brown
  • Steve Kim
  • Sean Keegan – Modeller
  • James Rochelle – Texture Artist
  • Jamey Scott – Composer/Sound Designer
Additional Production Assistance
  • Jose Albanil
  • Chris Ashton
  • Kevin Baird
  • Shawn Ellis
  • Jennifer Hindman
  • Prakash Kripalani
  • Kathleen McMahon
  • Phil Saunders
  • Gary Scillian
  • Greg Uhler
  • Vincent Weeks
  • Susan Weyer
  • Mark Whittlesey
  • Voice-over sessions directed by Jonathan Knight
  • Voice-over sessions engineered by Intersound Inc.

Viacom Consumer Products / Paramount Pictures Liaisons

  • Juliet Dutton – Director, Interactive Product Development
  • Harry Lang – Manager, Interactive Product Development
  • "Star Trek - Main Title" by Alexander Courage (Bruin Music Company/BMI)
  • Star Trek Created by Gene Roddenberry

Activision

  • Jonathan Knight – Executive Producer
  • Laird M. Malamed – Global Brand Manager
  • Michael Webster – Associate Brand Manager
  • Ryh-Ming C. Poon – Publicist
  • Aaron Gray – Lead Production Tester
Production Testers
  • Steve Rosenthal
  • Steven Elwell
  • Paul Baker – Production & Technology Coordinator
  • Chris Lewis – Product Marketing Manager, UK/ROE
  • James Beaven – PR Manager, UK
  • Sarah Ricchiuti – PR Manager, ROE
  • Andreas Stock – Marketing Manager, Germany
  • Markus Wilding – PR Manager, Germany
  • Achim Kaspers – Jr. Product Manager, Germany
  • Bernard Sizey – Marketing Manager, France
  • Guillaume Lairan – Product Manager, France
  • Diane De Domecy – PR Manager, France
  • Paul Butcher – Marketing Director, Asia Pacific Region
  • Peter Nielsen – Localizations Manager
  • Sandi Isaacs – Director, Latin American Publishing
  • Sara Pelton – Goddess
  • John Sherwood – Project Lead
  • Matthew Powers – Senior Project Lead
Testers
  • Alex Coleman
  • Phil Wong
  • Doug Palma
  • David B. Marling
  • Josh Horowitz
  • Stephen Boisvert
  • Richard Kurnadi
  • Chris Rangel
  • Chris Bierman
  • John Cung
  • Mike Restifo
  • John Fritts (Compatibility Lead)
  • Sean Hendon
  • Nicole Dodd
  • Brian Ullmer
  • Chad Bordwell
  • Kragen Lum (Compatibility Tester)
  • Marat Gleyzer
  • Hector Garcia (CRG Tester)
  • Andrew Mitchell (Intern)
  • Justin Barod (Intern)
  • Bob McPherson – Customer Service Manager
  • Jermaine Clarke – Customer Service Lead
  • Glenn Ige – Technical Help

Creative Services by Ignited Minds

  • Ron Gould – Creative Director
  • Ron Graening – Production Manager
  • Erik Jensen – Senior Designer
  • Lori Ellison – Copywriter
  • Michael Rivera – Documentation Director
  • Belinda M. Van Sickle – Documentation Writer & Production Artist
  • Lydia Estrada – Media Director
  • Jean Powell – Director of Video Production & Event Management
  • Denise Walsh – Activision Liaison
  • Claudia Plasencia – Account Director
  • Eric Dallaire – Additional Manual Text

Special Thanks

Viacom Consumer Products/Paramount Pictures
  • Pam Newton
  • Terri Helton
  • Andrea Hein
  • Rick Berman
  • Peter Lauritson
  • David Rossi
  • Mary Beth Roberts
  • Irwin Z. Robinson
Activision Management
  • Derek Guillermo McLeish
  • Ehtisham Rabbani
  • Mitch Lasky
  • Kathy Vrabeck
  • Ronald Scott
  • John Burns
  • Bob Dewar
  • Jim Summers
  • Maryanne Lataif
  • George Rose
  • Lawrence Goldberg
  • Ron Doornink
  • Brian Kelly
  • Robert Kotick
Quality Assurance and Customer Service
  • Jason Wong
  • Eric Zala
  • Sam Nouriani
  • Aaron Casillas
  • Marietta Pashayan
  • Tim Vanlaw
  • Mark Robertshaw
  • Juan Valdes
  • Aaron King
  • Indra Gunawan
  • Todd Komesu
  • Neil Barizo
  • John Fritts
  • Chris Keim
  • Tanya Langston
  • Willie Bolton
  • Stacey Drellishak
  • Jenny Cassel
Others
  • Eric Johnson
  • Boyd Lafant
  • Billy Davis
  • Alpita Patel
  • Trey Watkins
  • Marc Turndorf
  • James Gottlieb
  • Cecilia Barajas
  • Sean Dunn
  • Marty Stratton
  • Ellie Winkleman

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