Battlestar Galactica Online Hosts Summer Games Decathlon for Humans and Cylons Across the Universe
San Francisco – Jul. 26, 2011 – Bigpoint – a worldwide leader in online video games – today announced its preparation for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO) Festival of Kobol, a 17-day celebration filled with tournaments and events commencing July 27 through August 12. Players will be able to participate in a variety of competitions, including a Decathlon of ten tournaments consisting of four different tournament types, as well as many other opportunities to win bonuses and rewards. The top 20 players for each tournament on every server will be awarded prizes, and the top 3 players of the Decathlon will be recognized as Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.
Based on the internationally popular Syfy television series produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica Online – which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with over 10 million registered users – is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
“Our development team has put together a series of in-game events for players in BSGO,” said Matt Norton, Studio Director, Bigpoint. “We want to capture the essence of competitive sport and encourage everyone to participate – there are numerous ways to win and take part in all the festivities.”
The Festival of Kobol will begin with the first of the Decathlon tournaments on July 27 from 3p.m. to 11p.m. in the local time zone of each server. Every other day, players can travel to various sectors on the map to engage in tournament battles:
- · Decimation – Players with the most Player-vs-Player victories wins.
- · Annihilation – Players that inflict the most damage against the opposing faction wins.
- · Crucible – Players that gain the most experience points without boosters or capital ships wins.
- · Rock Buster – Players with the most mined resources wins.
On days in between each tournament, Battlestar Galactica Online will hold a Golden Rock Splitter event from 6p.m. to 8p.m. where players can mine from exquisite gold and silver asteroids that contain scarce resources guarded by ancient drones. Throughout the Festival of Kobol, BSGO will also offer a sale on specially designed, limited-edition golden ship skins for Human and Cylon fleets.
During the closing of the Festival of Kobol, the top 20 players will be presented with bundles of prizes including tuning kits, ammunition rounds, warheads, and more. The top 3 winners of the Decathlon will receive generous Cubit shopping spree rewards.
Currently planned for development is a new in-game flight-model system that has been highly requested and anticipated by the community. For more information and updates about Battlestar Galactica Online, visit the BSGO news page, Facebook fanpage, and community forums.