Frakkin’ sweet! Bigpoint and NBC Universal will be showcasing a long-awaited Battlestar Galactica MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) at GDC 2010.
The tactical space combat and adventure title is expected to feature “state of the art graphics” that can be played directly in an Internet browser tab.
According to Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz, BSG Online is “the first game” inspired by a blockbuster Hollywood franchise to be fully developed on Unity engine technology for MMOG audiences.
“This platform independent engine makes it possible to produce real-time 3D applications such as MMO games with exceptionally high quality graphics without having to download a client. Players will be able to choose to play as cylons or humans in a constant struggle to control the universe or just survive its perils,” explained Hubertz.
“A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay will provide a diverse experience. The dramatic missions will define the game’s overall storyline, enabling the player to delve into mysteries of the Battlestar universe.”
Hubertz noted that he expected BSG Online to create a “new standard” for web games, with “beautiful” 3D graphics and innovative game mechanics bringing a “new level” of game play to browser based MMOGs.
“[In addition], assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience,” he said.