This week many of us will be saying farewell to a good friend, as the final episode of Battlestar Galactica airs tonight. If you’ve noticed over the past few weeks, a number of devs have been playing the Battlestar Galactica Board Game for Thursday Night Game Night. As a Galactica fan myself, I checked out Jeff Lundin, Chris Esko, Ryan Salvatore, Jay Woodward, Nate Ellis and Jon Paul Duvall playing the game. In the pic above, these Final Five Six were in denial about their Cylon heritage and trying to accuse our Brotherhood of Steel of being a Centurion model.
Outside of the BSG board game, here’s what everyone else is playing…
Chris Esko, Gameplay Programmer: Dawn of War II, Madworld, King’s Bounty, the Battlestar Galactica boardgame.
Jay Woodward, AI Programmer: Some sort of improvisational Battlestar-finale drinking game (drink when something explodes! Drink when someone dies! Drink six times when a Six dies or Adama says “roll the hard six!” Drink one thousand nine hundred seventy-eight times for the colonial anthem!), the Battlestar board game (of course!), tabletop 4th ed. Dungeons & Dragons, and GTA IV.
Mark Teare, FX Artist: NHL 09, Prince of Persia, V-smile Baby.
Jon Paul Duvall, Designer: BsG boardgame, Dominion, Tribune, D&D 4th Edition; video games: WoW (yeah, damn that black hole, I thought I had escaped…)
Mike Dulany, Programmer: Madworld, GTA: Chinatown Wars, Street Fighter IV.
Orin Tresnjak, Graphics Programmer: Burnout Paradise + new TV and speaker system = joy.
Brent Krische, QA Tester: Fallout 3 in preparation for The Pitt, Unreal Tournament 3 to check out the Titan Pack, and a bit of MadWorld and Lost Winds to mix things up.
Gary Noonan, Animator: Resident Evil 5, Star Ocean.
Sam Bernstein, QA: The Battlestar Galactica Boardgame, CoD:WaW, Halo 3, and Halo Wars.
Ryan Lea, Programmer: Catan, Resident Evil 5, Mario Kart 64.
Pete Hines: Fire Emblem, Dawn of War II, but mostly watching NCAA basketball.
Rob Clark, QA: Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, WoW.
Michael Lattanzia, QA: Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Last Remnant, Burnout: Paradise, maybe a little bit of Darkfall…. And if I manage to finally beat Last Remnant then I can move onto Valkyria Chronicles finally.
Craig Lafferty, Senior Producer: GTA: Chinatown Wars, Henry Hatsworth, FEAR 2, Call of Duty: World at War.
E McNeill, QA Intern: Morrowind (*nostalgia*), Battlefield 2.
Matt Grandstaff, Community Manager: Lost and Damned, NCAA Basketball 2009: March Madness Edition (Go Blue!!), Fable 2, Street Fighter IV.
Mark Lampert, Audio Director: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Jesse Tucker, Level Design: TF2 now that the scout rush has subsided, L4D with friends, and maybe I’ll give Dwarf Fortress another shot. BSG and Dominion hopefully too.
Ashley Cheng, Production Director: GTA Chinatown Wars, GTA4, NCAA Basketball 2009: March Madness.
Matt Killmon, Video Producer: Viva PiÃ±ata: Trouble in Paradise, Final Fantasy VI Advance, Fallout 3 (The Pitt on Tuesday, wooo!).
More Galactica Fun!