Firefly Online announced for mobile, coming in 2014

The cult-hit TV series Firefly is finally getting a video game incarnation from Fox Digital Entertainment, but it may not be what you expect. Instead of a third-person shooter or even a Captain Mal quip generator, Firefly Online will be a social online RPG coming to iOS and Android devices next summer.

According to the official site, you'll create your own captain, find a crew, and go on missions to scrape out a living in this crazy 'Verse. You can customize your ship and trade with other players, even across platforms. It's being developed by QMXi and Spark Plug Games, the latter of which is best-known for porting Puzzle Quest 2 to iOS.

We heard about some form of online Firefly game as far back as 2006, under the game company Multiverse. That studio shut its doors last year, leaving the future of a Firefly game uncertain.