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Stargate Worlds accepting beta applicants

Posted by Fred on May 1, 2008

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FireSky Entertainment, a subsidiary of Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment that bills itself as a producer of SNAP games (Social Networks at Play), is now accepting applications for its closed beta of Stargate Worlds.  Stargate Worlds, scheduled to launch in Fall 2008, is a MMO online game set in the universe of sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.  The screenshots certainly look interesting, and I duly put my name in the hat even though I’ve never really gotten into the whole MMO scene.

SG-1 has never broken through to the mainstream the way the Trek series did or the way Battlestar Galactica has, but it’s been on the air since 1997, making it the longest-running US science fiction series (Doctor Who, which ran from 1963-1989 and again from 2005 to present, is the overall winner in that category by far). It’s also one of a handful of shows that were derived from movies but transcended their source material. Stargate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and M*A*S*H are all better on the small screen than they were in long form (sorry Kurt Russell and Kristy Swanson, but Richard Dean Anderson and Sarah Michelle Gellar have you beat).  I love science fiction, but I just never got into Stargate in any of its various forms (SG-1, Atlantis, or the straight to video Ark of Truth and Continuum). The new Terminator series, Firefly, The 4400, BSG and the various Star Trek spinoffs (except for Enterprise, which sucked), yes.  Stargate? Not so much.  The game does look pretty cool, but I’d still prefer one set in the worlds of Admiral Adama or Mal Reynolds.

[via Game | Life]

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