Tactical Space Combat MMOG Based on Syfy's Hit Television Series Sets New Benchmark in Browser-based Gaming a mix of tactical space combat, exploration and mission-based gameplay.
Battlestar Galactica Online is based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. David Eick, Executive Producer of Battlestar Galactica, said, "Bigpoint has successfully embraced the spirit of Battlestar Galactica's aggressive ship design, tactile physics, and its signature, vérité-style combat aesthetic, and taken it all to an entirely new level. Playing this game is like watching the most highly-adrenalized, nail-biting episodes of the series while chewing on a hunk of uranium. I highly recommend it - just make sure you don't have anything else to do for a few days..."
The game takes the form of a previously "untold chapter," in which both the Colonial and Cylon fleets are stranded in an uncharted area of space. Heavily damaged and low on critical supplies, both fleets must fight for control of the resources in the nearby star systems as the Colonials desperately search for a way to escape before the Cylons regain enough strength to destroy them once and for all.
Players select a side - human or Cylon - and then are guided through a series of introductory tasks to learn basic flight controls and weapon systems. Once completed, players can customize their in-game avatars, receive situation and mission briefings, and begin to explore the vast universe. As players gain experience, they can unlock additional ships and learn a variety of skills. Inside capital ships and outposts, players can access the in-game market and customize all aspects their current ship - including weapons, engines, hulls, computers, and mining equipment. Battlestar Galactica Online was developed by Artplant, a Norwegian studio that specializes in MMOGs.
A new standard has been achieved - no longer should browser games be considered subpar to their console or PC-installed counterparts.