A Firefly Game?! Don't be Excited; Be Disappointed [UPDATE]

There's a Firefly game in development that will likely disappoint fans as much as the series' cancellation.

As seen on Kotaku, there is an upcoming Firefly game based on one of the greatest television shows of all time.

Can you just imagine flying through the universe, dodging reavers in your very own ship? Maybe it'll break down all the time just like the Serenity, or maybe we won't get any of that at all.

A collective gulp was heard around the entire world when all Firefly fans realized through Fox's press release that the game is going to be "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."

**Guys... This is ACTUALLY a thing. This is NOT Photoshopped.**

Firefly Online is being developed by QMx Interactive and Spark Plug games, of Dairy Queen Tycoon and Plight of the Zombie fame. So at least we have some assurance that the game will be mediocre and then almost immediately forgotten. *Sigh* Well here's to hoping that Firefly doesn't get ruined with this potentially stupid game.

Click here for the full story on Kotaku.

 **I seriously don't.**

What do you think about this game not being an MMO style space adventure? Does it break your heart, or only make you cry a little? Sound off in the comments down below and maybe I'll let you come over and watch Serenity with me because it's a million times better than all of the Star Wars prequels combined!

[UPDATE] I reached out to both Joss Whedon and Spark Plug games about Whedon's involvement in the game. A I had anticipated, Joss Whedon didn't tweet back to me AGAIN (I'm beginning the think we're not best friends) but Spark Plug got back to me and said:

We cannot comment on Joss Whedon's behalf.

I diplomatic and unencouraging answer at best, but an answer nonetheless. Hopefully Whedon will get back to me and then take me to lunch, but if not we'll just have to wait to find out more.

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Published Jul. 19th 2013
  • chris_6951
    Hello, just wanted to see if this subject was worth a re-visit. Looking at the keep flying website some of the ideas, feature and details look promising. Turn based tactical combat (classic fallout 2 style perhaps?) free 3d flight, (like the x series hopefully likely much more basic) rpg elemtents. Now i know mmo might be good but theres alot to be said for a decent classic rpg based in the firefly universe that can be played on tablet or pc. I'm really hoping this becomes a good game, and the efforts and screenshots on the site do give me confidence there is a chance.
  • Ste Grainer
    Featured Correspondent
    Any mention of whether Joss Whedon is involved in this at all?
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    No mention of it in Kotaku's write up. I'll tweet at Joss and Spark Plug though to see if I can find out.
  • Raymond W
    Featured Correspondent
    As far as I know, he isn't.
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    I don't think so either. I didn't hear back from anyone (obviously), but I think it's safe to assume that it's just FOX slapping the name on there.
  • Ste Grainer
    Featured Correspondent
    I would think if he were involved, then someone somewhere would be proclaiming it loudly with trumpets and genuine excitement.
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    Yeah it seems like a deflection to me. It's really sad seeing as a REAL Firefly game could be so cool.

    I'll still give it a shot though. Hopefully they don't kill it.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Featured Correspondent
    Firefly on iOS/Android, who do they think we are? Sad face!
  • Max Jay
    Featured Columnist
    Right?! That universe is so ripe for a game. The lore is expansive and totally underused! It'd be so easy for a developer to come up with new and interesting storylines and worlds. Instead we get this.
  • Germ_the_Nobody
    Correspondent
    While I don't know what to expect of this Firefly game, mobile games have come a very, very long way. Browser games also. They're on the verge of being direct competition with console games.

    I do wish they'd make some of these mobile games into browser games also though. There are a few mobile exclusive games out there that I would love to play on my PC.

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