Seeing as we’re never going to see a Firefly reboot (would we want one) or at least a continuation of the cult classic series, the game will have to do. We’ve been keeping tabs on Firefly Online.
This weekend at NYCC, Firefly Online (FFO) had a panel and, not only did they give updates on the game, but they debuted the first Firefly Online Game Footage of the 3D Environment Engine.
The FFO development blog had this to say:
At last night’s Firefly Online Panel at New York Comic Con, we revealed for the first time a sample of what the FFO procedural engine’s real power will be. What you’re seeing in the video below is *not* a cinematic. It is a live recording of the Firefly Online 3D Environment Engine at work, which creates the encounter maps for the game.
This brief “walkthrough” of a procedurally-generated derelict ship should give a sense for the level of detail Firefly Online will offer in both encounter maps and player avatars.
The game will have many kinds of encounters for players to enjoy, from desert wildernesses to floating cities to giant automated ships you can freely explore. When it comes to derelicts, you never know what might have gotten to that tasty bit of salvage before you, and what might still be there, waiting for you to drop by.
It would be a mistake to assume Firefly Online is only horses, spaceships and sidearms. There are things out there in the Black that you should sincerely hope you never run into.
It looks like this can be a really quest “questing” type sci-fi game. Not much has been revealed about the game though, the game was first announced at last years San Diego Comic Con. Check the initial trailer at the bottom. We do know that Firefly Online is being billed as a “multi-user social role playing game for mobile devices so you can take the ‘Verse just about anywhere you please”. It’s being developed by the good folks at Spark Plug.
Check-out more on the official Firefly Online site.