Battlestar Galactica Online

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

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'Battlestar Galactica Online' Exits Beta, Moves From Bug Fixing To Content Creating

by Rainier on July 6, 2011 @ 2:47 p.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.

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.

Battlestar Galactica Online has officially shed its “beta” tag for the following reasons:

  1. After less than five months, the game has attracted over three million registered users.
  2. The game’s design and development has transitioned to the San Francisco team.
  3. The dev team’s focus is shifting away from making patches and optimizing performance to adding new content and features – stay tuned!

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