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
Hamburg– January 24, 2011– Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com)– the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs)– today 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 ( ftp://ftp-anonymous-pub.bigpoint.net/Battlestar%20Galactica%20Online) 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.
Bigpoint ( www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game publisher, content provider for large media concerns and browser-based game developer. Bigpoint-developed games are played by over 165 million people in more than 30 languages, are free to play anytime, anywhere, and require no download or installation. The company’s portfolio includes games in a quality which until now was associated exclusively with console games or PC-installed games. More than 600 employees from over 35 different nations work at the company headquarters in Hamburg, Germany or at other locations in Berlin, San Francisco, and Malta. For more information or press material, please visit www.bigpoint.net.?
About NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site ( www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
For more information, please visit:
Game site and beta registration: http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com
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