Posts Tagged ‘Battlestar Galactica’

Strategy & Cylons: Battlestar Galactica – Deadlock

Strategy publishers Slitherine have sent word that they’re working on a Battlestar Galactica game. It goes by the name Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock [official site] and is under development at Black Lab Games, creators of 3D tactical fleet battler Star Hammer. Galactica looks to be similarly based around ship-to-ship combat, focusing on the defense of the Twelve Colonies during the first Cylon war. Expect fleet building as well as tactical combat, and characters old and new. It’s coming this summer and you’ll find more details and a trailer below.

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Battlespace Freestar Galactica: Diaspora

Even by space game standards, that's a great image.
There’s something beautiful about the sheer dedication that this has required: after four years of meticulous development, the Freespace 2 mod turned freeware game, Disapora: Shattered Armistice, has been released. It’s a space dogfighting game based on the recent TV series. The Freespace 2 code is now open to all, and that means that there could well be much continued development and modding of this mod. For now, though, take a look at the trailer below and head here for the downloads on Windows, OSX, and Linux.
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Betastar Galactica

That being the official Battlestar Galactica MMO, rather than the spangly space-shooter we posted about last week. BSG Online is a free to play browser thingy created by Bigpoint, a German firm who’ve made a mountain of cash making a slew of browser MMOs in the past. I suspect standard behaviour from many quarters is to sneer at the very concept of free to play and browser-based, but I get the sense there’s quite a lot of money/effort going into this one. That doesn’t mean it’ll necessarily be the BSG game we’re crying out for, of course, but it also doesn’t mean this’ll be a shoddy cash grab either. One way to find out: sign yourself up to yonder beta. Closed at the moment, but taking on new sign ups all the time, and due to go open in December. Go!

Cardboard Children: Battlestar Galactica


Hello, youse.

I’ve heard from the rest of the RPS guys that you’re all horrible people, so I’m going to be talking about a subject that is probably close to your heart in this week’s column. I’m going to be talking about betrayal. I’m going to be talking about being The Bad Guy.
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