That Aussie Battlestar Galactica Game Is Out

That Aussie Battlestar Galactica Game Is Out
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This week hasn’t been a quiet one for games, and as of late last night there was another title to add to the mix: the turn-based Battlestar Galactica game made in Perth.

Called Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock, the strategy game is based on the first Cylon war, making it a prequel of sorts. It’s being made by Black Lab Games in Perth, which isn’t the largest hub of developers in the world, and not a place with a long-running history of making strategy games.

But against all the odds, both for an Aussie studio and Battlestar Galactica games in general, Deadlock‘s pretty good. Luke spent some time with Deadlock earlier this year, and found it was a great use not only of the license, but had a clever campaign mode as well.

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If you just want to check out some gameplay to get the idea, however, here’s the new trailer.

Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock is out now on PC, with a PS4 and Xbox One release later this year, and has some fairly exhaustive tutorials if you’re new to this blend of strategy. If you have the choice, it’s probably best played on PC.

Update: Despite what this says, only the PC version is out today. Boo. As an added note, the game is just over 3.1GB.


  • I’ve been keeping an eye on this game since the last Kotaku article about it. I’m gonna wait till I see a proper review for this game. Also i’m not sure if I want to drop nearly $50 NZD on a game that seems relatively small and pre patches etc.

    Still though all signs point to a pretty solid game and I do hope I get around to playing it.

    BTW @KOTAKU, you may want to correct this article. I’m pretty sure the game is NOT out on PS4 and XBOX 1 yet.

    • The official page said the Xbox One and PS4 release was today, but you’re right, a follow up blog post says it’ll be hitting consoles later this year. Thanks for calling it out.

  • Really surprised to see this coming out of Perth of all places, we don’t even have an IGDA chapter here. Here’s hoping it does reasonably well.

  • Hi people i am usually playing on console PS4 and as i really was hoping Galactica deadlock would also ready for console but, anyway i have this laptop /HP ProBook 650 G1 – 15.6″ – Core i5 4300M – 4 GB RAM – 500 GB HDD/ is it possible to run it on that? mind you i do not care much for 4K etc i just am fat up with every thing i wait for always getting shoved back to later dates (yes i am also talking to you George R R Martin) hope that i will be hearing the answer soon. PS I am Dutch so please not to technical if this is possible greets

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