Battlestar Galactica Online is a browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game based on the 2004 television series Battlestar Galactica. Released in open beta on February 8, 2011, it was developed by Bigpoint and Artplant using the Unity Game Development Tool for the game client in the browser. The game server is written in Erlang. In less than three months of release, the game surpassed 2 million registered users. In the beginning of Battlestar Galactica Online, the player plays through a standard tutorial, during which the plot of the game is shown. After completing the tutorial, the player is able to customize their character to the extent of their chosen faction (Human or Cylon) and select the ship they begin with. The player can collect resources and eventually buy larger and more powerful vessels, which come in classifications of strike (light craft/fighters), escorts (medium/frigate ships), and line (heavy ships). Players who qualify can also take temporary command of a capital ship (Battlestar/Baseship).
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