Firefly Online announced for Summer 2014 release on mobile platforms

Get ready for the shiniest Comic-Con news in the last ten years… Fox is bringing back Firefly!

But now for the inevitable betrayal… the franchise is coming back as Firefly Online, a mobile game in development at QMx Interactive and Spark Plug Games. Of all the ruttin’ luck!

Firefly Online is an online role-playing game that will initially be available for iOS and Android devices in Summer 2014. Players will “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.”

The mechanics of the game are still a secret and without a reader around, they’re going to stay that way. As a mobile game with “unique social features,” Firefly Online could turn out to be closer in style to “FarmVille in Space” than the epic space opera we want it to be. But maybe QMx and Spark Plug Games will surprise us.

You can get a jump on the competition and register your account at the official site for the game now.

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