Firefly Online announced for mobile, coming in 2014

The cult-hit TV series Firefly is getting an online social RPG on mobile devices next year, titled Firefly Online.

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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.

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    July 18, 2013 7:35 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Firefly Online announced for mobile, coming in 2014.

    The cult-hit TV series Firefly is getting an online social RPG on mobile devices next year, titled Firefly Online.

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      July 18, 2013 7:37 AM

      oh for fuck's sake

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      July 18, 2013 7:49 AM

      The show was canceled. The movie flopped. I'm sort of surprised that this project still exists in some form.

      Although, how much you want to bet that this game was already in development under a different name and with no license tie-in and the Firefly thing was just recently tacked on? They'd have to go in and re-do a bunch of assets and such but if the mechanics were already underway it wouldn't be the core of the work probably.

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        July 18, 2013 8:24 AM

        The fan base is strong enough that I'm not surprised someone wanted to try this. But, I suspect you're probably right that this was an existing project that had the license tacked on; meaning the game play, even judging from the description in the Shack article, has little to do with the show or characters.

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          July 18, 2013 8:45 AM

          aye, the fanbase is strong enough to shit on the franchise for a buck, i'm sure!

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      July 18, 2013 7:56 AM

      please don't :( - just partner with RSI and make a firefly SC mod

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      July 18, 2013 8:12 AM

      Well, this can only end in crushed dreams and failed expectations.

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      July 18, 2013 8:19 AM

      Made by Fox huh? Are they doing this just to cancel it again?

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        July 18, 2013 8:22 AM

        They will rape it for every cent they can make, then rape it some more.

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          July 18, 2013 9:57 AM

          If they make the game, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we're very very lucky, they'll do it in that order.

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      July 18, 2013 8:28 AM

      no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no =(

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      July 18, 2013 8:44 AM

      Just let it go.

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        July 19, 2013 4:54 AM

        Let the series RIP already? The movie finished it already....

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          July 19, 2013 12:29 PM

          In hindsight, I think the movie was not needed, and the material is slightly worse for it, but thankfully it can just be not watched. The show ended well enough, perhaps not with a big dramatic reveal, but River was accepted as part of the family, and that was important.

          Things end, and not always when people want them to, but in most cases we need to accept that and just move on. The memories will always be there, and in the case of media, it's not like they're going to take away the DVDs or whatever.

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      July 18, 2013 8:50 AM

      GOTY.

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      July 18, 2013 8:51 AM

      people kept asking for it, now they're upset that someone finally listened?

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        July 18, 2013 9:03 AM

        I don't think they asked for a mobile thing. they wanted an actual mmo thingy

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          July 18, 2013 9:18 AM

          Well also in the time since we've seen licensed MMO's come out (Matrix Online, Star Trek Online, Star Wars Galaxies) and they've been pretty universally terrible.

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        July 18, 2013 9:23 AM

        We didn't ask for this.

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        July 18, 2013 9:26 AM

        mark my words, this is going to play like the Transformers game or some other mindless tap tap tapper

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        July 18, 2013 11:17 AM

        I never asked for this :(

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        July 18, 2013 6:46 PM

        Who the hell ASKS for a shitty mobile game?

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      July 18, 2013 9:58 AM

      as long as it doesn't play like fucking Mafiawars I'll try it.

      On that note, I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope it isn't some bullshit "pay money to pull a crazy ivan" kinda thing.

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      July 18, 2013 11:18 AM

      This makes me sad.

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      July 18, 2013 11:19 AM

      Please be an interest gauge to bring back the actual series.

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      July 18, 2013 12:25 PM

      ...for mobile. Nope, never mind, uninterested.

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      July 18, 2013 5:25 PM

      Please just take all the money used to make this game, and just make another movie or season of Firefly!

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      July 19, 2013 9:18 AM

      We need FAR more freemium games in the mobile sector. They are way too far and few between.