Friday, 23 July 2010

Bigpoint Reveal

Bigpoint has revealed new details on upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online. Developed by Artplant, a Norwegian development studio specializing in MMO games and published by Bigpoint, Battlestar Galactica Online will be one of the most ambitious browser-based games ever developed, featuring next-generation graphics and compelling MMO gameplay yet to be seen in a high-quality free-to-play, download-free browser-based game.

Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing, on behalf of the NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group. The game will launch exclusively at this fall.

Players in Battlestar Galactica Online take on the role of a pilot in their chosen faction's military - either a 'nugget' recently recruited from the human civilian fleet or a recently generated Cylon 'pilot mind'. From these humble beginnings, players can develop their character into a skilled and experienced officer capable of using the most advanced combat systems and commanding the largest and most powerful ships. Upon starting the game the player will be able to fully customize their avatar. This avatar will be used for the out of ship gameplay experience and in their respective faction's homebase.

A primary form of character progression in Battlestar Galactica Online is through the accumulation of experience points (XP). Characters earn XP by performing various in-game actions, and these XP are used to determine the character's rank and to train Skills. There will be 20 ranks available at launch for Battlestar Galactica Online

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