As Captain John O’Neil, you awaken aboard a spaceship drifting through space. You have no memory of why you have awoken from your cryo-sleep chamber, why other members of your crew have not awoken, and what fate has become of your ship. The ship's computer, Westwick Main assists you, but much of her memory has been deleted as well.
DARKSTAR: The Interactive Movie is a traditional first-person adventure game filled with full motion video characters and computer-generated graphics. There are the standard combination of standalone logic puzzles, inventory puzzles and the obligatory maze, with the game broken into chapters by convenient "bioloks" that you must pass in order. There is over 13 hours of video footage in the game.