Comic-Con 2014: Nathan Fillion and the Rest of Firefly’s Cast Reprise Their Roles in Firefly Online

Check out the first Firefly Online gameplay footage in this new trailer.

Actor Nathan Fillion will reprise his role as Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from the sci-fi TV show Firefly in the upcoming online strategic role-playing game, Firefly Online.

Developers Quantum Mechanix Inc. (QMx) and Spark Plug Games announced that Fillion and the rest of the actors who made up the show’s renegade crew will lend their voice to the game at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

In a post to the game’s official Facebook page, they explained that Fillion, Alan Tudyk (“Wash”), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam), and Ron Glass (Shepherd Book) have already recorded their parts, and that Jewel Staite (Kaylee Frye), Gina Torres (Zoë Washburne), and Summer Glau (River Tam) will soon.

The game will cast players in the role of a captain of a customizable ship who must recruit a crew and complete jobs in a universe populated by characters from the show and other players.

You can catch a glimpse of Fillion both in and out of the game in the trailer above, which also reveals the first gameplay footage.

Originally announced for iOS and Android, Firefly Online is now also coming to PC and Mac via Steam, but had pushed its release date to Spring 2015.

“If there is a downside to all this shiny is we have A LOT more work to do,” the developers said. “There are many hours' worth of new material we're adding to the game, about 20 actors we need to turn into 3-D models and literally dozens of new scenes that must be blocked and animated.”

You can find more information about the game at www.keepflying.com, though the website is currently down due to the traffic that followed the announcement that the cast is reuniting.

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Discussion

56 comments
ezioismyname
ezioismyname

So Wash is immortal or a clone.  He got impaled in Serenity

Zloth2
Zloth2

If I were a captain, I would tell these folks to just start making more episodes of the show.  We would figure out how to get paid later.

Hurvl
Hurvl

If it wasn't an online game I'd be on Fire(fly), but this doesn't (Fire)fly.

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

As a fan of the TV show and Movie this is a good thing to see, I only hope it does well enough to get a real game out of it. 

If not when I play "No Man Sky" I will name my ship Serenity in its honor.

Alecmrhand
Alecmrhand

Im watching the vid and.........Nathan Fillion comes on at the end.....then....*SPLURT*......time to change my pants.


I will play this game no matter how good or bad it is.....

KowtowRobinson
KowtowRobinson

But with Summer Glau coming back, this just means it'll get cancelled regardless of quality. T_T

avnrulz
avnrulz

If Wash is in the game, it pre-dates the events of the movie, then.

Azernus
Azernus

@#$% this looks really bad. Not a good way to try and revitalize Firefly.

Pewbert
Pewbert

If this was 1999 I would say those graphics look quite good.

Furry_McTank
Furry_McTank

Looks ropey but I'm still going to get it because, you know...Firefly!

woodyfr
woodyfr

We need a Buffy game, not enough vampires games out there.

Genocide6sic6
Genocide6sic6

I'd like to see a Telltale Games Firefly...or almost anything else other than what's just been shown.

Stiler
Stiler

Man, an IOS mmo? I mean yeah it's coming to the PC, but will it actually make use of the pc or like most IOS games will it be a port?


I think firefly would have been a MUCH better fit for a KOTOR like single player rpg, where you control Captain Malcom and travel around the universe exploring it and getting into all kinds of shenanigans.

Sonic4545
Sonic4545

Ugh that looks so bad!  Why?!?

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

Well that's the worst possible thing they could do with one of the best TV shows of all time.

Firefly Season 2? Nope. Firefly single player story-centric game? Nope. Firefly novels written by Joss Whedon? Nope. Okay I'll settle for more Firefly comics set after Serenity? Nope. Instead, we're going to give you an MMO! Because that just makes so much sense with the Firefly universe.

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

I love Firefly, mostly because I think Mal is awesome; everyone else too, but not so much River and Simon. Except I don't want to captain my own ship... Where is the awesome in that?! Let me be a passenger, maybe a temp even, on Serenity. Let me experience again the magic that was Firefly. Then you can ask for my money.

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

Holy crap, WHAT? I can't believe this is happening. Awesome.

lilflipp
lilflipp

Whoever made the decision to cancel this show should have been fired.

Damn suits blaming it on bad ratings after they kept moving the time sloth, to finally put it on the friday night death sloth. Marketing it as a comedy. Sure it had touches of humour but it wasn't a comedy, it was funny because of the great witty writing. Airing the episodes out of order, for some reason.

The DvD comes out, sells like crazy and Serenity movie follows. It's really all about numbers. Ironically, now comes a video game that no one asked for. Just get the damn show back on, cast is getting old!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Alecmrhand First Nathan Fillion comes on screen and then you come (on the screen :P)?

Zloth2
Zloth2

@avnrulz  Don't count on it.  This IS science fiction, you know.

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

@Azernus It's made for mobile platforms. This is about the best they can do.

normanislost
normanislost

@Pewbert bare in mind it's a mobile game and since when do graphics make a game great? I'd rather play FFs 6 to 10 than that piece of s*** FF13 or any of it's some how even worse sequels


although as I said it's a mobile game....so odds are its gonna suck

Gary_Stanton
Gary_Stanton

@woodyfr There are two, back in 2003. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and it's sequel, Chaos Bleeds. Both for Xbox. Strangely enough, all of the actors were in it except for the main star Sarah Michelle Gellar.

GodzillaX8
GodzillaX8

@Genocide6sic6 Please don't encourage Telltale to continue making subpar "games" out of things I enjoy.

xcollector
xcollector

@chev0948 Rich was a great host. When he left I stopped listening to HotSpot. And when Gerstmann and the others left I stopped checking out the reviews. I only come here now for the flame wars.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

@lilflipp You know when the showed aired I had no idea about it, only learned about it a couple years later on scifi rerun. But during a documentary, the show was advertised and pushed in between the very popular reality tv shows at the time. Can you imagine the people who like reality tv shows reaction to Firefly series? So it was canned before it even aired what 6 episodes - the fans of the show would never get to see it or advertisements for the show. IF there was anyone to blame - blame it on reality tv and those that choose them over firefly. 

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@GodzillaX8 

I'd like to start by saying I also enjoyed Firefly while it lasted, but you saying that Telltale makes subpar "games" is an extremely biased opinion, as in pushing your opinions unto others as if your opinions are the only opinions that actually matter. They don't matter to anyone but you. I too don't enjoy every game Telltale craps out, especially Strong Bad, which I bought and regretted shortly after, but if they want to make a game based on something I like, they can go ahead and do it. I don't have to like it, I don't have to buy it, it won't ruin my frikin life.

Plus, aren't you a bit hypocritical about Telltale ruining things you like? Because I don't see any comment of how disgusted you are by this mobile turd.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@normanislost Doesn't change anything. Still a mobile game, that's being ported to PC.

GodzillaX8
GodzillaX8

@xsonicchaos I'd much rather play something like this, where someone tried to implement a challenge, or some form of gameplay, than a Telltale "game" where they hold your hand and lead you through the whole thing while barely expecting you to show up.  Also, if someone is allowed to say they like Telltale's games, I'm certainly allowed to say that I utterly despise everything they've become.  (For the record, everything, apart from the CSI games, that Telltale made before Back to the Future is among my top 50 favorite games of all time)


PS: Strong Bad is 300 times better than The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future combined.  Telltale haven't made a good game since Sam and Max The Devil's Playhouse.

GodzillaX8
GodzillaX8

@xsonicchaos It's only horrible if you have no sense of humor, and are too incompetent to solve puzzles without your hand being held the whole time.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@GodzillaX8 

Okay, I see where this is going. Your opinions are better than others, is that it? I say they should stop making Firefly games. I mean, what's the point? The TV show sucked balls anyway. And good riddance!

Does that make me feel good? No. I will most likely never touch this game, but you will. So instead of crying of how these developers are ruining my favorite show, I should be glad for my fellow gamers who actually enjoy this crap. And let them enjoy their crap, and I'll enjoy my crap. But we should all hate microtransactions and wish them death.


That being said, you can see how we both are in the minority with our different views, right?

GodzillaX8
GodzillaX8

@xsonicchaos It's not an opinion to say that Strong Bad is objectively better at being a game than The Walking Dead.  The Walking Dead features almost no interaction, illusion of choice mattering, zero player agency, and requires minimal thought or skill to progress.  Strong Bad is entirely based on your ability to solve puzzles to progress, requiring actual brain processes to occur, instead of just clicking on the one object on screen that you can interact with in every situation.


The only reason The Walking Dead is popular is because of the comics/show becoming popular, and having a half-decent storyline.  But a game is more than just a story that you watch, it requires you to possess some amount of skill or brainpower.