Battlestar Galactica MMO Announced

BOOM widget 126090 A massively multiplayer game based off popular science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica is due to launch this fall, license holder NBC Universal announced today.

A client-free and browser-based affair said to pack "state of the art graphics," Battlestar Galactica Online is being powered by Unity--the same technology used by EA's broswer-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online.

Development of the game is being handled by independent Norwegian studio Artplant, the previous works of which include Riding Club Championships. Going by its website, Artplant "aims to become one of the leading massively multiplayer web game developers" and "developed our own MMO server tailored for Unity 3D web games."

As far as actual details on the game itself, all we know can be found below:

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. 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. Battlestar Galactica Online will 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 MMOG. Assets from the television production will be integrated into the game to deliver an even more authentic experience.

According to today's announcement, "the game...will launch worldwide exclusively this fall on Syfy.com for a 30 day period" and will be published by content provider Bigpoint.