Firefly Is Getting A Video Game, But Not The One You Want

The thought of a Firefly online game is undeniably appealing: who wouldn't want to man a ship and fight across Joss Whedon's rich universe, meeting Browncoats and fighting off Blue Sun? Even Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski drools at the thought of an action/role-playing game based on the cult classic sci-fi series.

This is not that game. This is, to quote Fox's press release, "a multi-user, social online role-playing game that will initially be available for smartphones and tablets, including those based on iOS and Android operating systems."

That sound you just heard was Firefly fans everywhere throwing up a little bit.

Firefly Online is being developed by Spark Plug Games, the studio responsible for a number of mobile games like Dairy Queen Tycoon and Plight of the Zombie. And, hey, maybe they'll make a great game. But the red flags — a trailer with no gameplay; an online RPG for smartphones and tablets; the words "social online role-playing game" — are way too troubling for my tastes.

The game will be out next year, and you can sign up here. Here's hoping it's not as soul-crushing as it seems.



      Super fun happy reaver-zombie update coming this Halloween! And remember kids this weekend fruity oaty bar points are on sale in-game for only $1.99 per hundred... and that is how they finally destroyed my soul.

        with Darth Angry Birds tie-in next month!

    I'm not going to knock it until I try it. Mobile games are getting considerably better and who knows how this could turn out.

      Agreed, at the same time though my hopes aren't high though.

    This is definitely not shiny !

    Its been going on 12 years now who is going to twixt my nethers with a decent Firefly game ?

    Stick to Star Citizen and/or Elite: Dangerous.. use imagination to fill in the gaps.

    Headline got me so excited, then so extremely dissapionted within one breath.
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      Translates bold text. Laughs as I remember where the character said it. You have won the comments.

    Time to create a internet shitstorm and get this game canceled and the people behind it fired or tarnish the reputation of the company into bankruptcy. Keep your eye on imageboards for upcoming information.

    I believe Star Citizen will fill this spot :) And to make things better someone will most likely make a mod for Firefly in Star Citizen :)

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