Where’s Firefly? On your smartphones and tablets starting in summer 2014, apparently. Today, Fox Digital Entertainment announced at San Diego Comic-Con that an official Firefly “multi-user, social online role-playing game,” appropriately titled Firefly Online, will be coming to Android and iOS devices next year. It’s being made by QMx Interactive, developer of the Super 8 camera app, and Spark Plug Games, creator of such titles as Plight Of The Zombie and Dairy Queen Tycoon.
Details are scarce, but according to Firefly Online’s inside-joke-packed website, players will “create a shiny ship and explore the Verse” while aiming to “misbehave in space and planet-side adventures.” Although fans have long campaigned for Firefly to return, and although the series makes for a good setting to a huge multiplayer space game, this social smartphone app probably isn’t what fans had in mind. A proper World Of Warcraft-style Firefly game was announced in 2006, but it quickly faded from existence. Hopefully this new adaptation will at least be faithful to all of the show’s quirks, like its use of colorful Chinese profanity, or else Firefly Online might just be da shiong la se la ch’wohn tian.