The game was developed by 14 Degrees East and released on June 15, 2000 by Interplay Entertainment. It is a star ship combat simulation and kind of a sequel to Star Trek: Starfleet Academy from 1997 but this time from the Klingon point of view.
Story wise the game is a prequel to the motion picture Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country utilizing real acting in-game cinematics with the actors Christopher Plummer and David Warner portraying their roles as General Chang and Chancellor Gorkon. You play in the role of the Klingon cadet Torlek, whose goal it is to become a star ship captain. The cadet training was designed by General Chang. You are sent on various simulated missions to invade the federation but in time are also sent on real missions which have real implications, ultimately explaining certain things that are shown in »Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country« and the attitude of Chang.
In practice you command various Klingon battle ships, reaching from the smaller B'rel class ships up to full size battle cruisers. Most of the time it is simply a matter of destroying predefined targets but there are also other mission objectives. The setting is generally in space, including fighting in asteroid belts, nebulas or in planets orbits.
Depending on whether you play the DVD or the CD version, and whether you only want to play multiplayer, or also the single player, you either only need the DVD, only the CDs 1 and 2 or all CDs. To install you need CD 1 or DVD. To play the multiplayer you need CD 2, for the singleplayer you also need the other CDs, because they contain the ingame cinematics. On the DVD everything is included anyway, so it doesn't matter here. It is recommended to install the KA-Patch 1.02 afterwards (unpack the contents of the archive into the game directory) and for Windows Vista and newer the Komats Patch as well (also unpack into the game directory and start the
kalaunch_patcher.exe. Then use the
KALaunch.exe to play). You can also set the screen resolution.