Actual Battlestar Galactica games have been pretty awful. . But Diaspora, one of the more promising attempts to put players in the cockpit of a Viper (or a Raptor), has actually made it to the finish line, and is now available for download.
-developed Space Battle for and its M-Network counterpart, Space Attack for the platform, were originally stated to be games based on the Battlestar Galactica series. One of Mattel's subsidiaries, Concepts 2000, had the license to produce Battlestar Galactica electronic toys, so it was figured to be a lock that Mattel would get the license to produce the official Battlestar Galactica video game. The game was well into development when they discovered Mattel didn't get the license. The name was changed, but the graphics remained the same. The "" in the game are actually ; this is mostly imperceptible, due to the lack of detail that could be used in graphics of the platforms of that era. In addition, squadrons of fighters are launched from a "base ship" to defend against the incoming enemy squadrons.
Lucy laments the lack of a good Battlestar Galactica video game and wonders why the series doesn't have one yet. Mass Effect, Elite Dangerous, and copious amounts of chocolate spread can only help so much. So say we all.
This release of Beyond the Red Line is offered as a demo — the game is still a work in progress. You can track the development of the game in the forums, linked to from the Beyond the Red Line Web site. Recently news has come to light that a commercial Battlestar Galactica game is in development, unrelated to this project — Beyond the Red Line’s creators say they’ll continue to work on their game for as long as possible.