It’s official: A licensed online Firefly RPG, based on the cult TV sensation, is in development and set to hit iOS, Android and tablet platforms next year.
The game is being created by QMXi and Spark Plug Games, an independent game studio that has a number of fantasy/adventure titles and a licensed Dairy Queen Tycoon under their belt.
“When we were first approached with this challenge, we realized that Firefly is unique among shows and movies, so only a unique game experience could do it justice,” said John O’Neill, President of Spark Plug Games, said in a press release. “Firefly Online, while having a lot of familiar game elements, will be like no game you’ve ever experienced.”
“It has always been our mission to bring the Verse to life for our customers in every way possible,” said Andy Gore, CEO of QMXi and Quantum Mechanix Inc. “The idea of creating an interactive experience where fans can have their own Firefly adventures — well, that’s just too shiny for words.”
Firefly Online will put players in the role of captain whose goal is to recruit a crew, lead missions and, like the crew of Serenity, just find a job and keep flying. Firefly Online players will also be able to compete and trade with millions of other gamers, customize ships and play anywhere with cross-device, cross-platform gameplay support.
Matt McMahon, VP of Mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with QMx on Firefly Online. QMx has a long and successful history with Firefly and we couldn’t think of a better partner to make a truly innovative game that will stand up in the Verse and to its passionate fans.”
Take a look at the game trailer below and expect Firefly Online to be released sometime in the summer of 2014. Check out more on the game’s official website.