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Battlestar Galactica Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bigpoint
Developer: Artplant
Release Date: Fall 2010

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'Battlestar Galactica Online' Adds TV Series Characters

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2010 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT

Battlestar Galactica Online is a browser based tactical space combat and adventure MMOG, inspired by the science fiction TV series, telling the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies.

Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including three Emmy® Awards and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running. The series was produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The outstanding ensemble cast was led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.

Battlestar Galactica Online is the first game inspired by a blockbuster Hollywood franchise to be fully developed on Unity technology for MMOG audiences. This platform independent engine makes it possible to produce real-time 3D applications such as MMO games with exceptionally high quality graphics without having to download a client.

Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. The dramatic missions will define the game's overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe. Battlestar Galactica Online will create a new standard for web games, with beautiful 3d graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a new level of game play to browser based MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience.

Based upon the second season of the Syfy TV series, Battlestar Galactica Online's story captures the struggle between humans and cylons. Key characters from the TV series will be included in the game to create a deeper connection to the storyline, provide quests and accentuate the dramatic tension that the series is known for delivering expertly.

"These characters brought to life the story and captured the imaginations of a whole new generation of Battlestar Galactica fans and we felt strongly that they needed to appear in the game," explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. "Our goal is to create a deep connection to the mythology of Syfy series and by working with the producers, writers and actors, Bigpoint hopes to meet the expectations of the fans and allow them to write their own adventures through gameplay."

Battlestar Galactica Online will feature the character likenesses of:

  • Human
    • William “Admiral” Adama portrayed by Edward James Olmos
    • Kara “Starbuck” Thrace portrayed by Katee Sackhoff
    • Lee “Apollo” Adama portrayed by Jamie Bamber
    • Galen “Chief” Tyrol portrayed by Aaron Douglas
  • Cylon
    • Number Six portrayed by Tricia Helfer
    • Number Eight portrayed by Grace Park
    • Number One (John Cavil) portrayed by Dean Stockwell
    • Number Two (Leoben Conoy) portrayed by Callum Keith Rennie

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