'Battlestar Galactica Online' Trailer Unleashed

Date: Jun 11 2010 03:07:17 Source:
KeyWord: Battlestar Galactica: Online, Battlestar Galactica, bigpoint, NBC, SyFy
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Battlestar Galactica Online is coming to a Web browser near you this fall and the war between the humans and Cylons is far from over! Check out the trailer for the highly anticipated game below and be sure to swing by the official site at www.battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com to register for updates!

As previously reported, the MMO (massively multiplayer online game) will debut on Syfy Channel's site first, as a 30-day exclusive, and will use browser-based 3-D software Unity.

Though situated in a cross-platform Web browser, the game features full 3D graphics and sees players assuming the role of either humanity's remnants or the Cylons.

As for gameplay, Battlestar Galactica Online will include tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based quests, which flesh out the game's overarching storyline. The game will also feature assets taken directly from SyFy's Emmy Award-winning TV show.

"'Battlestar Galactica' has a huge and passionate fan base," CEO and Bigpoint founder Heiko Hubertz said. "We are proud to be able to publish such an internationally famous title as one of our online games. For the first time ever, we're relying completely on Unity in order to offer our users fantastic game graphics right in their browsers."

Battlestar Galactica Online is hardly SyFy's only venture into the gaming market of late. In 2008, the television network announced a deal with Trion Worlds to develop massively multiplayer online games that integrate with its broadcasts. Last month, SyFy entered into a joint development deal with game-publishing heavyweight THQ that sees the two collaborating on adapting existing franchises and creating new properties for cross-media use.

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