Shiny! Firefly Online to get original cast for voices

Shiny! Firefly Online to get original cast for voices
Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that there would be a Firefly Online game coming to multiple platforms. At the time, the only thing that we knew was that the game would be released at some point during 2014. This year's Comic-Con is in full swing, and Firefly Online has popped up again, and this time we're learning that the original cast will be lending their voices in the game.

That is some pretty great news, and assuming the entire original cast is going to be featured, it would be safe to assume that the game falls somewhere between the Firefly series and the Serenity movie. The game will be an action RPG and will let you create your own character, gather your crew, design and upgrade your ship, and travel the 'verse looking for trouble. 

From the teaser video, the graphics aren't anything mind-blowing. But, given the scope of the game, and the relative limitations of mobile (especially in catering to older devices and not just optimizing for the newest and best), that might be acceptable. The game still has no official release date, so the graphics could certainly get some polish between now and then. 

Firefly Online will be available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. Since there was no announcement of a release date, we wouldn't be surprised if the game doesn't make it this year, but we'll still hope for the holidays. 


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8 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Firefly was possible the coolest show....

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This'll be the closest we'll ever get to the show coming back. You can't take the sky from me!

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm cautiously optimistic about this game. I love Firefly, but licensed games can run the gamut from awesome (the Batman Arkham series) to meh (Star Trek Online) to awful (pretty much any Superman game ever made, plus most Batman games and movie games in general). The pick up and play aspect has me intrigued though.

4. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Yep, Batman Arkham is the best superhero game series ever made.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I should also mention that the other sci fi franchise, Star Wars, has seen great success in games (as well as its share of duds). But mostly success.

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I remember playing star wars rebel assault back in the 90ties... great time

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Hope this comes to Windows Phone too. I've been begging the developer for months about it. Though with the coming integration of Windows and WP maybe that won't be necessary.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I will switch back to windows phone once it become mainstream. There no point wasting money supporting under dog brand.

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