is a strategic role-playing game video game in development by Spark Plug Games and Quantum Mechanix for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android based on the Firefly... read more
is a strategic role-playing game video game in development by Spark Plug Games and Quantum Mechanix for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android based on the Firefly franchise. The game is set for release on all platforms in Spring 2015.
Players assume the roles of spaceship captains, assembling crews, completing missions, and trading with others. The game will contain a central story alongside various branching stories, and players will be able to create jobs for each other to complete. Players will be able to customize their ships while playing, and view "in-universe guides" around planets which provide information on them. Furthermore, both space and planetary environments will exist. The game will contain over 200 worlds to visit. Players will assemble a crew, and will need to choose crew members who possess the skills and abilities they need, such as engineering or weaponry skills.
Prior to the announcement of an official title, a fan made game titled Firefly Universe Online was being developed by DarkCryo. Fox gave their well wishes to the game, but the development studio ceased development on the game following the announcement of the official release based on the Firefly franchise.Firefly Online was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con as being released on iOS and Android. It was later announced for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and is set to release in the summer of 2014 on all platforms. QMx Interactive joined Spark Plug Games to produce the game. Joss Whedon, creator of the series, is not involved with the development of the game but is aware of it. The development team is planning to add future downloadable content which may include the ability to switch to the Alliance faction, inclusion of "Reavers", and is aiming to include cross-platform functionality. The PC versions will be distributed via Steam.
Gameplay of Firefly Online will be shown at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. It has also been mentioned at the Comic Con that the original crew of the Serenity will voice their in game characters, along with a number of cast from the series.
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