Official Firefly game launching next year

Fox Digital Entertainment reveals iOS, Android RPG based on 2002 TV show will launch in 2014.

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Cult TV show Firefly will live on through an all-new iOS and Android role-playing game from Fox Digital Entertainment. The company announced Firefly Online this week at San Diego Comic-Con, scheduling the new game to launch in summer 2014.

Firefly Online is in development at QMXi and Spark Plug Games (Plight of the Zombie, Puzzle Quest 2 for iOS) and will cast players in the role of a captain who must recruit a crew and lead missions. The game supports customization ships and cross-platform play.

"When we were first approached with this challenge, we realized that Firefly is unique among shows and movies, so only a unique game experience could do it justice," said Spark Plug Games president John O'Neill in a statement. "Firefly Online, while having a lot of familiar game elements, will be like no game you've ever experienced."

Firefly Online is currently in development for iOS and Android, though the company said it may expand to include additional platforms.

For more on Firefly Online and to preregister, check out the game's newly launched website.

Discussion

177 comments
Hurvl
Hurvl

If more and more games that actually seem like games get made on platforms such as mobile and tablets, then I might consider tham actual gaming platforms, but I'm currently not interested in anything that doesn't involve consoles or PC. I liked the movie Serenity, have yet to watch Firefly, but I will amend that soon enough. I never liked online games, so it's no loss that it's currently only planned for non-interesting platforms.

zenstrata
zenstrata

IOS / android is a terrible gaming platform.

Merseyak
Merseyak

holy shit balls i just shat myself when i seen this article then i started reading and the poo jumped back in to my body :(

Valen_Ca
Valen_Ca

Methinks this won't do as well as Fox is hoping, probably why it is being made for mobile and not PC/Console.

Virgin101
Virgin101

I had my hopes up. Then I read its out on IOS and android.

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

certainly has potential, but its very late and im having trouble with the faith required of modern game makers to come up with a decent rendition.

Banefire76
Banefire76

OK so a couple of really important factors.

1. Is Joss Whedon or anyone else who were creatively involved in the Firefly series going to be working on this? I think we all know the answer to that.

2. Is this going to be on the platform that fans of the series believe a Firefly game deserves? I think fans of the series would want a deep and faithful game to be constructed around this IP and im pretty sure fans would think a proper game to be on next gen consoles or PC for that to happen.

Im fairly certain most fans would see this as a clear cash grab by Fox instead of a true and serious attempt to honor an IP as good as Joss Whedon's Firely. I'd love to play a huge SINGLE player Story based rpg epic (have a multiplayer mode made seperately) where you take control of the crew of the Serenity and use each others skills to keep flying, get jobs, level up, have Jayne/Mal and Zoe go into battles Mass Effect style, go on scavenging missions on derelict spaceships, explore the galaxy for resources to trade, survive reaper encounters, upgrade Serenity with new equipment, heck there is sooooo much that could be done with a Firefly Rpg and an iOS game is just not going to cut it. And a game made without it's original creators is an insult. Just my initial thoughts on the matter.

Wattsburg0
Wattsburg0

After fox intentionally ruined this show I’ll be damned if I give them a penny for their game.May the flees of a thousand camels infest their armpits and nether region for all of eternity.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I  cannot picture a Firefly game in my mind. I am curious to see what it would be like even though it will more than likely be crap.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Fox ruined what had the potential to be a incredible series in Firefly. Now they are in charge of the game? I don't think its going to be a good venture and will be ignored by browncoats.

lordmagusIII
lordmagusIII

shame would have sold like hotcakes on pc/console. mobile sucks

SnakeSoldier
SnakeSoldier

So, how many friend's spaceships am I going to have to visit per day and help clean their space toilets (because SOCIAL! YAY!) in order to afford to have Jayne as one of my crewmates?

I'm really getting sick of mobile gaming. Here's hoping that this game doesn't turn out like most of the crap out there that's designed for one thing and one thing only: milking money out of people.

Zloth2
Zloth2

Errr, yeaaaah, I think I'll just stick with Egosoft's games, thanks.

Scarab83
Scarab83

And here comes Fox, ready to violate the dearly departed's corpse.

bouff
bouff

I was almost in tears when I read its coming to IOS and Android. but that line saying it could come to additional platforms is some what soothing to my heart (hope its console or PC). would hate for this to come out and find that my phone will not run it

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

I dont plan on owning an android or other so called high tech phone device for a long time, and have never even considered using my phone for gaming. I have a gameboy for that.

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

you know, when you people bitch about EVERYTHING! You make it easy to be dismissed in cases where you have an actual grievance.

Paul2004
Paul2004

Cowboys in Space, i remember that show :). Im not so sure about this game version tho, way to many if's and considering how well Sci Fi shows games do im not hopeful, even worse when its Firefly (Too unique, i dont think it could capture it like the show did)

GrapesOfRaph
GrapesOfRaph

FOX will license out Firefly to a little IOS/Android game to get on that lucrative little micro-transaction casual tablet market but won't even entertain the idea of the second season we all want? It's a crying shame but a very typical FOX move.. They sniff out money and easy ratings better than the truffle pig sniffs out overly expensive mushrooms.

Olgark
Olgark

DarkCryo was doing this as a PC mmo was called Serenity. Their web site has vanished though I wonder if its tied to this because Fox was giving them some gyp about it.

t3ero2zero
t3ero2zero

Buffy  on line  next please...

Daian
Daian

Oh God, why? Don't ruin the FIrefly name!

-Kurokaze-
-Kurokaze-

Seriously. Just don't. Don't ruin Firefly... What FOX did was already enough -.-

It was a great show, but it was ruined... Now you're just trying to dig out the corpse so you can smack it again?..... God.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Hey, it's another show/franchise I won't watch or acknowledge because of the rampant fandom and constant mention of it across mediums like the internet and TV.

Oogazi
Oogazi

love the show... but let's not ruin the franchise.

pcps4dude
pcps4dude

why? ur just going to make fans like me mad, stupid ios crapware

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

Fuck your game just give us season 2

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

When I first saw the article title, I was like "Oh hell yeah!" because silly me thought someone might try and do the Firefly game something like Mass Effect for single player or a combination of EVE Online and Defiance for a MMO. Then I read the article and was like ""Oh **** no!"...as much as I love the show, I despise touch screen gaming that much more. Bring it to PC and next gen consoles or GTFO...

granola_goodnes
granola_goodnes

I don't think that many Browncoats are interested in an iOS game.

Iffy350
Iffy350

Good luck finding an audience. Lol.

neverterra
neverterra

When I saw iOS/android I just stopped.  Pointless.

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

Just watch Outlaw Star. I mean Firefly was basically just a big ripoff of it.

daveb81
daveb81

Send this game out to the black, so that it ain't comin' back. Burn the land and boil the sea, I don't care if this s#!$ is free..... Ios and android? This show deserves better.

Tekcor
Tekcor

So it's basically like every other space game, except with Firefly branding. Oh and likely free-to-play madness. I'm sure this is exactly how Whedon wanted his creation to live on.

genjuroT
genjuroT

Stopped reading at iOS and Android.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

Oh lovely, spending 90% of the time waiting for stamina and energy to recharge in real time, unless I pay...........

ragnar320
ragnar320

dam it I click on the link and I find out its gonna be a dum android rpg gosh darn it

kasumi45
kasumi45

How about recovering the damn show that only had 1 season

kkee
kkee

Damn mobile game!!!!

Kevin Taha
Kevin Taha

No, I want more of this show, not a tablet game.

desauce
desauce

They lost me at iOS and Android. 

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Such wasted potential...

Firefly is awesome, to make it a crappy mobile game is insulting imo.

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

@lordmagusIII 

It's because of development costs, low barrier of entry. If its successful, maybe they will or maybe its all just a milk from udder grab. Only the cow knows. 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Tekcor He's getting some kind of royalties, I'm sure.  (Otherwise I agree.)