Battlestar Galactica Online
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|Battlestar Galactica Online|
|Release date(s)||(Beta test:February 8, 2011)|
|Media/distribution||Online Browser Game|
Battlestar Galactica Online is a browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game based on the 2004 television series Battlestar Galactica. Released in open beta on February 8, 2011, it was developed by Bigpoint and Artplant using the Unity Game Development Tool for the game client in the browser. The game server is written in Erlang. In less than three months of release, the game surpassed 2 million registered users.
Game features 
Battlestar Galactica Online is a flight combat game set in space in which players takes the role of a pilot in the battlestar galactica universe. There are also stationary game features such as Outposts and Platforms which can be targeted. There is no way to win' the game. Players achieve success through the leaderboard, individial victories and 'levelling up'. A player can select either the Colonial (human) or Cyclon side upon registration after which the player is locked into that side. After this a player plays through a standard tutorial, during which the plot of the game is shown. After completing the tutorial a player can enter 'Battlespace' in which other players are operating.
Ships come in classifications of strike (light craft/fighters), escorts (medium/frigate ships), line ships(heavy ships), and carriers(major ships). Players who qualify can also take temporary command of a capital ship (Battlestar/Baseship). A beginner has only a basic strike.
The game features four resources which allow the player to buy ships, equipment, ammunition & upgrades of ships they already own. There are five types of resource. Cubits (money), Tylium (a fictional raw resource), Titanium, Water and Merits. Ammunition & Ships are bought through either Tylium or Cubits and often a combination of both. Ship repairs requires Titanium. Cubits can be aquired through sale of water. Merits are used to advance ships, purchase nukes or gain temporary command of either a Battlestar or Cylon Baseship.
- Battlestar Galactica Online surpasses 2 million players, Joystiq, May 26, 2011
- Official Website
- Official Forums
- You can pilot a Battlestar in Battlestar Galactica Online right now! PC Gamer April 14, 2011
- Battlestar Galactica Online passes one million player milestone Massively April 15, 2011
- Battlestar Galactica Online named Top 5 Free MMORPGs 2011 MMO Worlds March 27, 2011