The publishers of Battlestar Galactica Online have teamed up with HBO to create a browser-based Game of Thrones MMO. It's built in the Unity Engine by ArtPlant, the same team behind Battlestar Galactica Online's 3D space battles. It's due to tie in with the Game of Thrones TV show, the second series of which is set to kick off in April.
Battlestar Galactica Online
If you're not already in the market for a slick new war machine to take down toasters or meatbags in Battlestar Galactica Online, this should help convince you that you should be. Today, the gods are on the side of those who say that the already-large ships of BSGO aren’t big enough. BigPoint’s upcoming addition, scheduled to release this fall, is an even-bigger hornet's nest crawling with strike craft you can launch at your enemies. My life for the swarm!
There’s not a huge downside to having games run in your browser nowadays (thanks in no small part to the magic of the Unity engine). Take BSGO for example: it may run in your browser, but it’s a legitimate space sim MMO with great off-the-rails combat in an attractive, 3D environment. I've been playing in the beta, defending the colonies as Captain Santa, Viper pilot. The beta is open at this stage, so you can join the fight to preserve humanity (or you can be a toaster if you’d rather fight for the Cylons) at http://battlestar-galactica.bigpoint.com/, but you should know three things before you do.
Battlestar Galactica Online developers Bigpoint have announced that in just six weeks of being live, the browser-based MMO has gathered one million registered players.
The announcement comes as Bigpoint release their latest patch, which allows you to command Battlestars and Basestars, as well as other new ships.
If you'd like to sign up for the Colonial fleet, or cause mass human genocide as a flying toaster, join BSG Online at the game's official site.
Bigpoint - the studio behind Battlestar Galactica Online and Ruined Online - have announced that their browser-based MMO's are now available in full stereoscopic 3D. Holy frak!
"With the right hardware, stereoscopic 3D technology will take online browser-game graphics to new heights. Today, Bigpoint is demonstrating once again that conventional PC and console games have nothing on Bigpoint browser games with demonstrations of Battlestar Galactica Online, Toon Racer and Ruined Online in full 3D," the company said in a press release.
A new trailer showing off the the gameplay in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online MMO has hit. See below for the trailer.
There's a closed beta currently running for the new browser-based MMO Battlestar Galactica Online, and the developers are looking for more people to sign up and test the game. If you fancy blasting some Cylons, read on for details of how to sign up.