Players eagerly awaiting Battlestar Galactica Online, the highly anticipated space combat MMOG from Bigpoint, can get a ‘jump’ on the competition and be the first to launch a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider by visiting Syfy.com and Syfy.co.uk where the open beta for the new game will be available exclusively for ONE WEEK ONLY beginning today Tuesday, February 8th (date may be subject to change). Also available to players only at Syfy.com and international Syfy Universal websites are a frakkin’ awesome set of Syfy-inspired Viper and Raider designs, which players can choose to represent them in the on-going battle between the Colonial and Cylon fleets.
Battlestar Galactica Online (http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/) is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. Bigpoint, the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), designed and produced the game, which is based on Syfy’s award-winning, internationally popular television series Battlestar Galactica.
In addition to the exclusive one week open beta period at the US and UK Syfy sites, Syfy will also be Bigpoint’s exclusive media partner for a period of six weeks with exclusive marketing rights in the US (http://www.syfy.com/battlestargalacticaonline) and UK (http://www.syfy.co.uk/battlestar-galactica-game).
In Battlestar Galactica Online, both the Colonial and Cylon fleets find themselves stranded in an unexplored area of space at the very edge of one of the galactic arms. Heavily damaged and critically low on resources, both fleets race against time to repair and rearm, struggling for control of systems rich in Tylium, metals and water. The Colonial fleet desperately searches for a way to escape and continue the search for Earth before the Cylons gain enough strength to destroy them once and for all.
Along with the United States and United Kingdom, Syfy Universal will also make the game available on its other international websites in the following countries with additional Syfy Universal international websites to be added in the weeks following launch.
- US: http://www.syfy.com/battlestargalcticaonline
- UK: http://www.syfy.co.uk/battlestar-galactica-game
- Germany: http://www.syfy.de/battlestar-galactica-game
- France: http://www.syfyuniversal.fr/battlestar-galactica-online
- Spain: http://www.syfyuniversal.es/battlestar-galactica-juego
- Poland: http://www.scifiuniversal.pl/battlestar-galactica-game
- Russia: http://www.syfyuniversal.ru/battlestar-galactica-game
In developing Battlestar Galactica Online, achieving the highest level of detail and accuracy was a design requirement. Assets from the television series have been incorporated into the game, including non-player characters (NPCs) based on popular characters Number Six, Boomer, Starbuck, Admiral Adama, Chief Tyrol, John Cavil, and Leoben Conoy. In the game, players can customize their human or Cylon avatars, engage in PvE and PvP space combat, complete missions, conduct mining operations, and explore capital ships, outposts, and bases.
About Battlestar Galactica Online: Battlestar Galactica Online is based on the acclaimed Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television series “Battlestar Galactica,” from Universal Cable Productions, 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, a Norwegian studio that specializes in MMOGs.
About Bigpoint: 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 170 million people in more than 25 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 700 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, please visit: Bigpoint game site and beta registration: http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/