Bigpoint, a worldwide leader in online games – and Allegorithmic, the leading firm in texturing technology, today announced that Bigpoint’s free-to-play, browser-based game, Battlestar Galactica Online (BSGO) is the most successful game built atop the Unity 3D platform to incorporate Allegorithmic Substance technology. Utilizing Unity and Substance products, Bigpoint greatly enhances user experiences by creating in-game art that is optimized for each player’s individual computer.
“Bigpoint is constantly striving to push the boundaries of browser game development and we’re very pleased with the benefits BSGO has gained with the addition of Allegorithmic’s sophisticated technology,” said Matt Norton, Studio Director, Bigpoint Inc. “Substance enables us to produce high-quality art without creating sizing issues. Since we can easily scale assets down from megabytes to kilobytes, we can use higher-res textures all while still minimizing download times for players in the game.”
Since its launch in 2011, Battlestar Galactica Online has become the most popular Unity-based game to adopt Substance. In one year, BSGO enlisted more than 10 million registered pilots to the tactical space combat massively multiplayer online game, and adds 25,000 new registrations per day. Bigpoint has created a number of customizable character skins with dynamic levels of detail; the first batch of Human and Cylon ship paints built with Substance were released in early 2012. More recently, a limited-edition collection of golden ship skins were produced for the in-game Festival of Kobol celebration (running through Aug. 12).
“Working with Bigpoint and the talented BSGO development team has been incredibly rewarding,” said Alexis Khouri, VP Strategy & Sales, Allegorithmic. “BSGO is one of the most impressive browser-based titles ever launched, and we are both excited and proud to know that Substance technology adds to this game’s power.”
Perfect World International, Drakensang Online, New MOBAs and more! | The Daily XP November 21st
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Thursday November 21st. Today Mark discusses Perfect World International, Drakensang Online, ArcheBlade and more.
Drakensang Online 20 Million Strong
You can say what you want about the world of the free browser MMO game but there's one that stands head and shoulders above many, Drakensang Online.
Warframe PlayStation 4 Launch Trailer
Digital Extremes today released the highly anticipated launch trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 4 release of the critically-acclaimed MMOTPS, Warframe.
Marvel Heroes 2.0, Warlords of Draenor, Warframe and more! | The Daily XP November 11th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Monday October 11th. Today Nicole discusses Marvel Heroes, Warframe and Warlords of Draenal.
Bigpoint Scoops Up Warframe
Bigpoint, a leading publisher of free-to-play MMO games, today announced a new partnership with Digital Extremes to add the critically acclaimed Warframe to their expanding MMO arsenal.
GTA Online Stimulus Package, Albion Online, Merc Elite and more! | The Daily XP November 7th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Thursday October 7th. Today Mark discusses Albion Online, Grand Theft Auto Online and Merc Elite.
Ever, Jane, SMITE's God of Bees, Drakensang Dwarves and more! | The Daily XP November 6th
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Wednesday November 6th. Today Bethany discusses Ever, Jane, Drakensang Online and SMITE.
Dwarf Class Introduced To Drakensang Online
Bigpoint today announced the latest class to join the high-quality browser MMORPG game, Drakensang Online, with the introduction of the Dwarf.
DCUO On Next Gen, Blizzard Wins Suit, Merc Elite and more! | The Daily XP October 22nd
Your Daily MMO and MMORPG News for Tuesday October 22nd. Today Mark discusses DC Universe Online, Blizzard and Bigpoint's Merc Elite.
European Merc Elite Open Beta Now Available
Bigpoint today announced the immediate open beta launch for its free military themed MOBA game, Merc Elite