(written from a Production point of view)
West End Games (aka WEG) was an American gaming company founded in 1974 in New York City before it moved to Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
WEG's most recent product line primarily focused on the D6 System for RPGs, a game engine that utilized standard six-sided dice (or d6s) for its game mechanics. This engine had previously been licensed by the Amarillo Design Bureau for a (now out-of-print) version of their Prime Directive RPG.
The company was merged into Humanoids Inc. in 1999, a year after declaring bankruptcy and following the collapse of its parent company. The West End Games brand was acquired by D6 Legends, Inc. in 1999 and then Purgatory Publishing in 2003. Purgatory ceased operation and its assets were sold to a number of gaming companies between 2010 and 2016.
Star Trek releases
In 1985, WEG produced three games based on Star Trek:
- Star Trek: The Adventure Game
- Star Trek: The Enterprise4 Encounter
- Star Trek III - Three Solitaire Games In One!