Internet wagering software developer Microgaming has announced that it has secured a deal with NBC Universal Television Consumer Products to create a video slot game based on the Sci-Fi series Battlestar Galactica.
The game is due to hit casinos by the end of 2012 and will follow the events of the show, which features humans trying to find a place to live while escaping their enemies, the Cylon. Over the course of the show, millions of viewers tuned in to see the series unfold while also taking home three Emmy awards.
Commenting on the deal, Microgaming CEO Roger Raatgever said: "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.”
Christopher Lucero, Director of Global Consumer Products for NBCUniversal Television also commented, saying: “We are very happy to partner with Microgaming on the Battlestar Galactica online video slots. 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.”