Adama Goes Digital In Battlestar Galactica Online

Can the world have too much virtual Edward James Olmos? Bigpoint shows off slightly creepy character models for the browser-based online game of SyFy hit Battlestar Galactica.

You didn't think they'd make a Battlestar Galactica game without the stars, did you? Bigpoint today reveals that several popular members of the BSG cast have provided their likenesses to the upcoming online game.

On the human side, we'll be seeing Adama, of course, along with Apollo, Chief Tyrol and Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. I guess they'll pad the rest of humanity with generic character models.

The Cylons, on the other hand, need no padding whatsoever. All you need is Dean Stockwell's Number One, Leoben Conoy's Number Two, Tricia Helfer's Number Six and Grace Park as Number Eight, and you've got a party.

"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."

Fans writing their own adventures through gameplay? I sure hope the clothes on the Kara Thrace character model don't come off.


    "Al" is looking more like the G-Man...

    apollo looks like guy pierce

    No Roslin? Zarek? GAIUS FRAKKING BALTAR!?

    What is it, do these devs not know how to bring in the political figures from the show? Or does the game start off with Adama declaring martial law again only this time killing off the politicians/civilian fleet?

      Yes, your nerdrage is justified because clearly these are ALL the models in the game.

    Those models look 2 generations old. I think when it comes to real-life likeness in game models, they should either go for ultra high realism or just cartoony with a healthy dose of creative freedom. These halfway efforts are horrible.

      The facial graphics look ancient.

    You have to remember that this is a browser based game (like QuakeLive)and will be tuned to run well on less capable systems like Netbooks, tablets and smart-phones. The game is also pretty much about space combat too, hence why there aren't many characters. Might be fun to mess around with during my lunch breaks.

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