Firefly Online is a strategic online role playing game (RPG) based on Firefly, Joss Whedon’s? cult-hit television series. Firefly Online (FFO) is currently in development for Windows-based PCs, Mac OS X, iOS and Android, and may expand to include additional platforms.
In Firefly Online, players assume the role of a ship captain as they hire a crew and seek out adventures, all the while trading with and competing against the millions of other players to try to survive in the Verse: find a crew, find a job, keep flying.
FFO provides a variety of gameplay activities and systems so that players can fully experience life in the Verse.
Assume the role of a ship captain – create a crew and customize a ship
Aim to misbehave in space and planet-side adventures
Cross-platform player experience across devices (pick-up and play from anywhere)
Unique social features connecting Firefly fans
Create a shiny ship and explore the Verse
Prior to the announcement of an official title, a fan made game titled Firefly Universe Online was being developed by DarkCryo. Fox gave their well wishes to the game, but the development studio ceased development on the game following the announcement of the official release based on the Firefly franchise. Firefly Online was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con as being released on iOS and Android. It was later announced for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and is set to release in the spring of 2015 on all platforms. QMx Interactive joined Spark Plug Games to produce the game. Joss Whedon, creator of the series, is not involved with the development of the game but is aware of it. The development team is planning to add future downloadable content which may include the ability to switch to the Alliance faction, inclusion of "Reavers", and is aiming to include cross-platform functionality. The PC versions will be distributed via Steam.
Gameplay of Firefly Online was shown at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con. At that Comic Con it was announced that the original TV series cast will voice their in-game characters, along with a number of cast from the series. Wil Wheaton will be providing the male voice for the player's avatar.
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