Freespace 2, Now With More Battlestar Galactica

April 1, 2007

As an (over)enthusiastic fan of Ronald D. Moore’s re-imagining of sci-fi drama Battlestar Galactica, I was understandably excited to hear about [url=]the release of a demo[/url] for [url=]Beyond the Red Line[/url], a stand-alone total conversion for Volition and Interplay’s PC classic Freespace 2.

The game, which is based on the Sci Fi channel’s updated series and (thankfully) not the campy 70s original, is free and does [b]not [/b]require Freespace 2, so don’t worry about having to go rummage for your old discs.

Among the features boasted by the game, which the developers say will be done “when it’s done”, include originally engineered audio, an original in-game soundtrack in addition to pieces by Bear McCreary and Richard Gibbs, and original characters and voice acting. The final game will also include a three mission single player campaign “depicting never-before-seen events, interwoven with and true to the series’ storyline,” as well as online multiplayer offerings such as deathmatch, capture the flag, and other unspecified modes.

So what are you waiting for. Head [url=]here[/url] to download the demo, hop into your Viper, and kick some Toaster ass. What else do you have to do until 2008 anyway?