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Stargate ’SG-1’ Steps Into Virtual World (buffy mention)

By Alan Stanley Blair

Saturday 4 June 2005, by Webmaster

Many popular shows these days have video game counterparts: “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Alias” and “Dark Angel” are just a few of the big names that have made their way to the virtual world.

And now, this October, “Stargate: SG-1” will become one of them, too, with the very much anticipated release of “Stargate SG-1: The Alliance.”

Speaking at the E3 convention in Los Angeles, game executive producer Daniel Tovar shed some light on some of the details.

“Basically, you play as all four of the characters from SG-1 at different parts of the game,” Tovar said. “There’s also a co-op mode, which is online as well as on the single unit, where you can play all four people from the unit. It’s also got multiplayer death match and versus modes."

Developed by Perception Studios, “Alliance” will be released through Namco, the company that made ’Pac-man’ a huge success back in the 1980s. Like many games centered around the television world, this one will also involve the cast crew of the hit series for voices, character modeling and writing of the game.

"We have all the show’s actors - Richard Dean Anderson (Gen. Jack O’Neill), Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter) ... all the main crew," he said. "We also have likeness rights, so all the characters have been modeled straight from the actors themselves."

Based on reports, ”Stargate SG-1: The Alliance” will be similar to the massive hit “Halo,” combining first person shooter elements along with puzzles, a fast-paced storyline and multiplayer modes.

“The characters all have individual weapons that can be used for specific strategies," Tovar said. "O’Neill has a sniper rifle. Carter has the ribbon device, which she can use to throw people off cliffs. And Teal’c (Christopher Judge), being the big, bulky guy that he is, has a melee attack that he runs up and batters people around. And because it is a team-based game, if one of your members falls down, you can revive them. There’s a timer on there so they’re only around for a limited amount of time. And if your team fails, you fail."