12/05/2012 :  MICROGAMING LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW BRANDED VIDEO SLOT
 
Battlestar Galactica sci-fi series the theme of rich-featured new game
 
Online gambling software provider Microgaming has formally announced the launch of Battlestar Galactica, a new multi-featured video slot themed on the famous sci-fi television series and licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.
 
Battlestar Galactica is a gripping fictional saga focusing on humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home whilst fleeing their deadly Cylon enemies.  Celebrating its 35th Anniversary in 2013, the series has become a globally recognised brand.
 
In 2003, BSG captured the minds of a new generation of fans when Universal Cable Productions remade the series into an action-packed, drama filled mini-series. The mini-series enjoyed strong international appeal with the series finale reaching over 14 million viewers worldwide.
 
The new 5 reel, 243 Ways-to-Win format video slot immerses the player in an engaging audio-visual experience with a star studded cast of characters.
 
Among the technological advances in its gameplay is an innovative Achievement Ranking System, which unlocks more video content for players as they move through the game.  In addition, the slot features different modes, including ‘Run’ and ‘Fight’ that a player can enter at any time.
 
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said Wednesday: “Our portfolio of branded games has been strengthened considerably by the addition of Battlestar Galactica, an iconic sci-fi brand that provides an ideal theme for us to create an absorbing online slot game.  With superior graphics and a host of innovative features, we are confident that we have created a great gaming experience reflective of the iconic nature of the brand. ”