maandag, januari 24, 2011

Battlestar Galactica Online combat game

High-end graphics and features will extend one of the most popular science fiction series in television history to MMOG players worldwide

Battlestar Galactica Online combat game to launch exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period

Bigpoint (www.bigpoint.com) – the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) – released the first official gameplay trailer for the upcoming tactical space combat MMOG Battlestar Galactica Online (http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/), one of the most ambitious browser-games ever developed. The trailer showcases the game’s stunning graphics and fast-paced action, and features Bear McCreary’s original score from the series.
Featuring never-before-seen in-game footage of Battlestar Galactica, Cylon Basestars, Raiders, Vipers, and fleet formations, the gameplay trailer highlights space combat. Built with the Unity development platform, Battlestar Galactica Online aims to set new technical and artistic benchmarks for 3D browser games. When the game launches in the United States, it will be available exclusively on Syfy.com for a 30-day period.

Currently in private beta for select players in Europe and North America, Bigpoint is planning to launch the open beta in Q1. Bigpoint released the game’s cinematic trailer last year. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.

About Battlestar Galactica Online

Battlestar Galactica Online is based on the acclaimed Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series “Battlestar Galactica,” which aired for four seasons on Syfy. In the game, humans and Cylons are in a constant struggle to control the universe. A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. Assets from the television production have been integrated into the game to deliver an authentic experience. With beautiful graphics and innovative gameplay, Battlestar Galactica Online will set a new standard for browser-based MMOGs. The game is being developed by Artplant (http://artplant.no), a Norwegian studio that specializes in MMOGs.

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