Badgey returns in mobile game Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Badgey Directive


On Star Trek: Lower Decks, one antagonist towers above all others: Badgey (Jack McBrayer), Starfleet’s sentient (and crazy) comms badge! Originally introduced in Lower decks Season 1, Episode 6, “Terminal Provocations”, Badgey was last seen onscreen in the series during the first season finale, “No Small Parts”. But despite a seemingly explosive release in this episode, a beta version of Badgey is back in a new mobile game: Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Badgey Directive.

Badgey was a homicidal holodeck character programmed by Ensign Samathan Rutherford (Eugene Cordero) and designed to be a training program. Unfortunately, Badgey was bad. In the latest episode of Lower decksSeason 3, Episode 5, “Reflections”, it was revealed that Badgey’s programming had been intentionally corrupted by the subconscious version of Rutherford’s personality from a decade earlier, which had been suppressed by his unintentional eye implant in the ‘interval.


In The Badgey DirectiveBadgey returns to Cerritos…but it’s not for a tearful family reunion with Rutherford, whom he calls “father.” Instead, Badgey has returned to torment beta controllers with insane holodeck training routines…from which there is no escape!

Early in the game’s story, the rest of the beta – Ensigns Bradward Boimler (voiced by Jack Quaid in the show), Beckett Mariner (Tawny Newsome in the show) and D’Vana Tendi (played by Nöel Wells in the show) join Rutherford on the Holodeck, where they are to participate in holodeck training under Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis in the series). However, a beta version of Badgey surfaces and refuses to let any of the crew go, despite any success in his insane drills.

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How to Play Star Trek Lower Decks: The Badgey Directive

In terms of play, The Badgey Directive is a time-based idle game in which success is largely achieved by unlocking multipliers for automated payouts. Each level resets the point count, but characters and the self-generating Holodeck simulation can be upgraded permanently to succeed at subsequent levels with exponentially faster speed and point payouts. In addition to a sequence of main game levels, The Badgey Directive also features daily “event” tiers where players compete to unlock rare and legacy items star trek characters and ships to display in the Cerritos bar (and potentially add more point multipliers).

Whereas The Badgey Directive is free, Kynk the Ferengi will appear regularly, requiring the player to watch ads or pay money in exchange for the necessary resources. Conceived by East Side Gamesit is now available for download on iOS and Android.


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