Tuesday October 16,2012 : MICROGAMING SECURES ‘BATTLESTAR GALACTICA' LICENCE
Video slot to be created around top scifi franchise
The Isle of Man-based internet gambling software provider Microgaming has secured another key licensing agreement for use on its popular video slot games, inking a deal with NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products to use the international hit scifi television series, Battlestar Galactica.
One of television’s most critically acclaimed programmes, Battlestar Galactica reached over 14 million viewers worldwide during its final season.
The story of the last remnants of humanity, struggling to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies, captured the imagination of millions around the world, leading to a new generation of fans and claiming three prestigious Emmy awards.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series ran for four seasons on between 2004 and 2009, evolving into a captivating tale of humanity under siege. The programme has strong international appeal based on its gritty realism, intense storytelling and an outstanding cast of characters.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, says: "We are thrilled to be creating video slots which are light years ahead of the rest, based on one of the best television programmes of our time. We know we will do the Battlestar Galactica brand justice and that we will not only please our own base of players but exceed the expectations of the show’s fans. We plan to use our market leading software and years of expertise in the gaming industry to ensure that our video game slot will match the success of the show.”
“We are very happy to partner with Microgaming on the Battlestar Galactica online video slots,” says Christopher Lucero, Director of Global Consumer Products for NBCUniversal Television. “We’re confident that Microgaming can capture all of the action of BSG with the real-life exhilaration of online gaming; creating an exciting brand extension for Battlestar fans and gamers around the world.”
The game is due out later this year, a Microgaming spokesman said.