Battlestar Galactica Online

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

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'Battlestar Galactica Online' Open Beta Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

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.

BigPoint are planning to release Battlestar Galactica Online to Open Beta at the latest on February the 8’th 2011. For Open Beta only Global Servers will be provided.

Supported Client languages will be:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
Every supported language will have their own localized BGO forum.

For Global Servers there only will be one official chat language ingame. Fleet chats, System chats and Open chats are restricted to be used as English only chats. Squad chats and Wing chats can be defined by the members of the Squad and Wing.

Chat ban discussions for "Global Server" will have to be addressed to the English BGO forum in the Chat forum section (Everything about the chat forum … chat rules, info, lifting of bans, questions, suggestions, etc.).

For Open Beta start there will be 3 game servers:
  • EU Beta Server will be renamed to “Tauron” - It will be located in European Datacenter.
  • US Beta Server will be renamed to “Scorpia” - It will be located in US East Datacenter.
  • Additional Server for Open Beta will be “Caprica”. - It will be located in US West Datacenter.
If necessary additional servers will follow on, in BigPoint's Datacenters in EU and US.
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