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Battlestar Galactica Online to Feature Important Key Characters From the Syfy TV Series
Aug 13, 2010 (11:08 AM EDT)


    - Browser-Based MMOG to Feature Series Regulars "Number Six" (Tricia
    Helfer), Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/"Number Eight" (Grace Park), Kara
    "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) and Other Fan Favorites

    - Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz to Discuss the Future of Online Gaming,
    Business Trends and the Battlestar Galactica Online Cast During His
    Keynote at Game Developers Conference Europe.

The global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), Bigpoint, (http://www.bigpoint.com/) announced that the highly anticipated Battlestar Galactica Online browser-based MMOG will feature appearances by characters from the hit TV series in game.

Based upon the second season of the Syfy TV series, Battlestar Galactica Online's story captures the struggle between humans and cylons. Key characters from the TV series will be included in the game to create a deeper connection to the storyline, provide quests and accentuate the dramatic tension that the series is known for delivering expertly.

"These characters brought to life the story and captured the imaginations of a whole new generation of Battlestar Galactica fans and we felt strongly that they needed to appear in the game," explains Heiko Hubertz, CEO and founder of Bigpoint. "Our goal is to create a deep connection to the mythology of Syfy series and by working with the producers, writers and actors, Bigpoint hopes to meet the expectations of the fans and allow them to write their own adventures through gameplay."

    Battlestar Galactica Online will feature the character likenesses of:

    Human                                 Cylon

    William "Admiral" Adama portrayed     Number Six portrayed by Tricia
    by Edward James Olmos                 Helfer

    Kara "Starbuck" Thrace portrayed by   Number Eight portrayed by
    Katee Sackhoff                        Grace Park

    Lee "Apollo" Adama portrayed by       Number One (John Cavil)
    Jamie Bamber                          portrayed by Dean Stockwell

    Galen "Chief" Tyrol portrayed by      Number Two (Leoben Conoy)
    Aaron Douglas                         portrayed by Callum Keith
                                          Rennie

Heiko Hubertz will hold a keynote on Tuesday (August 17, 2010, 11:20am-12:10pm) at GDC Europe with the topic "Dominating Europe and North America (The keys to International Success with Online Games: Culturalization , Targeted Games and Understanding Local Players)". Therein he'll also go into the talents in BGO.

    Full release and screenshots: http://www.presseportal.de/go2/BIGPOINT_BGO

    Contact: Bigpoint GmbH
    Rene Hamann, PR Manager
    Tel.: +49-(0)40-881413-183, Fax: +49-(0)40-881413-7183
    E-mail: r.hamann@bigpoint.net

    Bigpoint Inc.
    Alan Dunton, Public Relations Director - United States
    Tel.: +1(415)-821-8107, E-mail: adunton@bigpoint.net

SOURCE Bigpoint GmbH