If your thirst for all things Firefly wasn't quenched by the movie Serenity, and you own an iOS device, you're in luck. Fox Digital Entertainment has a Firefly game in the works titled Firefly Online scheduled to launch next summer. Gameplay revolves around recruiting crews and leading missions while trading various loots with other players. It's even going to be cross platform, so iOS and Android buddies can play together.

Details are vague right now beyond some PR-speak about how awesome the game is going to be, and what's included in the above trailer. They are referring to Firefly Online as an "MMO," which could be a very good thing or a very bad thing. I'm going to exercise some cautious optimism while we wait for more information on the game to inevitably leak out over the next few months.

[via Polygon]

  • hourglass


    • Wizard_Mike

      I whole-heartedly agree. Oh HELL YEEEEEEEEEEEES!

      • {SQUEEK}

        Oh helllll yesssssss times infinity best show ever

    • demonalcohol

      O hell yes!

  • JCman7

    Can't wait for this! It better be good don't let us down again Fox

  • ODMay

    Hold your excitement until next summer. This game could (possibly) get canceled like Infinity Blade: Dungeons (I'm not trying to jinx it to happen btw).

    • Wizard_Mike

      Shut your mouth! There's been more than enough cancelation with regards to Firefly already, lol.

    • B30

      Or the Earth is struck by an asteroid, until then.

  • mitchellhamilton

    I wouldn't normally say this to FOX but...TAKE MY MONEY!

  • Silverfist

    Dear game,
    Please don't suck.
    Please don't suck.
    Please don't suck.
    Please don't suck.
    Please PLEASE do NOT suck.

  • Adams Immersive

    Let's hope it sidesteps the "pay to win" model. "Pay to customize," "Pay to reach exclusive areas," "Pay to remove ads," those I can live with. (Those are non-consumable purchases.)

    • loophole

      Yeah I agree but even if it has IAP, I'm buying day one! Firefly is flippin amazing!

  • oooooomonkey

    Right I'm going to be the first to say " what's fire fly"?

    • andrew9oh7

      What's a google?

    • Wizard_Mike

      Yeah, not only the first, but most likely the only. You have a mission this weekend, my friend. Watch the Firefly series. The whole thing. Every episode. Do it.

      • Karzay

        And watch the movie "Serenity."

      • Noam Rathaus

        I would suggest to then finish it off with the movie

    • islesfan

      The best sci-fi series that doesn't start with Star and end with Trek.

    • Taclys

      Helpful answer: it's a 1-season long show that followed Malcolm Renolds and his crew as they adventure. In the future, most all of the planets in our solar system have been teraformed, so you can easily go from place to place. They pick up odd jobs from shipping cattle to stealing artifacts to saving the universe. And such.

      The series was canceled early, despite a strong fan base that raged hard. An excellent movie was made to tie up loose ends and finish the series.

      In short: it's a great adventure scifi show, that IMHO is a bit overrated due to being canceled so early. That's not to knock it, it's still a great series.

      • joaquin_ondamoon

        I'm gonna agree with everything here except for the 'overrated' part. Most shows take 2-3 seasons to hit their stride. The writing on this show did it right out of the gate. I happened to catch the series on bluray for sale at Best Buy, and bought it on a lark. Good move on my part; great show. I mean, I'm not a 'browncoat for life' or anything, but it is great.

        That being said, I'm not exactly SQEEEEE-ing over this announcement. They've got a whole year to convince me. And such.

  • Adams Immersive

    In the meantime, here's a fun game you can play for free: which Firefly character or organization represents which game company? Is Electronic Arts the Alliance, Blue Sun, or the Reavers? Which company is Niska? Which one is the Companions Guild?

    • hourglass

      Pretty sure Apple is Niska. As long as you don't actively mess with him, you're fine.

  • rustyjaw

    The only way it won't suck is if Joss himself is involved.

  • Joltrabbit

    Best guess: social network game like Thousand Suns.

    My hope: Galaxy on Fire style with off-ship final fantasy combat like Avengers Alliance.

    Not my ideal setup, but it would work within the iOS framework.

  • islesfan

    So can't wait. Already signed up!

  • Taclys

    If they mess this up, I will find and murder everyone behind this. Firefly was a god-tier TV show.

  • Luthur

    Ok, this scares the hell outta me. The bad: you fly around in an MMO world over populated with firefly class ships. I quickly delete this app of obvious dismay. The good:

  • Luthur

    Ok, no edit feature, let me finish... The good: they make an MMO world that allows players to interact with their friends in a similar way to Clash of Clans - a single player experience that involves others. Think about it. Everyone wants to excel in the game, run missions, get loot, etc. but not with elite players who may make you feel like yo can't keep up. Hhhmmmm. Worried.

  • Taclys

    I'd honestly prefer a single player game like Galaxy on Fire 2, except probably less space dogfights since Serenity doesn't have guns. But that idea. Multiplayer, then it's not as fun, especially if its PVP at all. Some users will nerd out and fly above everyone else, and make the game less fun.

    Plus, I want to play as damn Malcolm Renolds and is crew, not some crew in his galaxy.

    • webman2k

      This. I'd like an overarching story, but the ability to take on missions as I want on various planets, with a 3rd person heist feel. Stealth and gunplay on the ground. Once you have the loot, you need to get back to Serenity and reach orbit, chased by local craft - dodging canyons and gunfire. Holy crap that would be epic, and it will SO never happen.

  • Jef Crisis

    The firefly universe really deserves an awesome video game. hope this is good! Spacecowboys for the win.

  • Tyra

    There's only one thing that tops: the series would goe on! 😀

  • InfectiousRed

    Too bad it isn't a point & click adventure.

  • bifter

    Yay, movie and TV tie-in games never suck. I'm so excited.


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  • fly

    whoever is responsible for this will have a seat reserved in a special hell if they mess it up. keep flying.

  • Garbagemaster

    It's about Gorram time!

  • {SQUEEK}

    Best scene that sums up Capt Reynolds

    [standing over his wounded opponent, refusing to kill him]
    Mal: You know, they say mercy is the mark of a great man.
    [stabs the man]
    Mal: Guess I'm just a good man.
    [stabs him again]
    Mal: Well, I'm all right.

  • gonif

    A computer game.
    A product tie-in to a popular entertainment IP.
    Owned/Overseen by FOX.

    If it DOESN'T suck, it will mean the end of days so no one will be around to play it anyway.

    My logic is undeniable (and depressing).

    • Garbagemaster

      A valid concern...still, even a blind pig finds an acorn once in awhile.
      We can hope...

      • gonif

        Blind pig? Acorn? Is that a code phrase? Uh... I'd love to visit your aunt, but I need to buy a toothbrush.

        Think this is the part where you pass me the diamonds/plutonium/NOC list/secret herbs & spices/etc.

  • http://akufu.com/ Matt

    Oh, please be good. <£