New Info on Battlestar Galactica MMO

Posted by at 9:02 pm on July 23, 2010

Bigpoint has revealed new details regarding the upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online.   Developed by Artplant, a Norwegian development studio specializing in MMO games and published by Bigpoint, Battlestar Galactica Online aims to be one of the most ambitious browser-based games ever developed, featuring next-generation graphics and compelling MMO gameplay. The game will launch exclusively at Syfy.com this fall.

Avatars and Missions

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’. 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.

There are two types of missions in Battlestar Galactica Online – Story Missions and Assignments. Each faction has a series of Story Missions that introduce players to the game and gradually reveal their role in the struggle between Humans and Cylons. Characters will unlock access to story missions at specific ranks, and may accept them by talking to the military leader of their fleet. Story missions are designed to reveal to the player key plot points in the conflict, reward players with XP, resources and occasionally ship systems.

Assignments and Combat

Characters can receive daily Assignments by talking to important characters at their home fleets, or perform Duties. Assignments present the character with a specific task to complete, such as defeating a certain number of enemy players in combat or harvesting a certain amount of resources, and reward them with XP and resources. Duties are part of Battlestar Galactica Online’s achievement system. Completed Duties will reward the player with XP rewards and titles.

A blend of tactical space combat, exploration, and mission-based gameplay is meant to provide a diverse experience.   Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic play. For more information on the game please visit – http://www.bgo.bigpoint.com.

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