Aim to misbehave: Firefly Online announced at Comic-Con

Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill ’em right back!

At San Diego Comic-Con, Fox Digital Entertainment has announced Firefly Online, coupling it with the teaser video above. It is being described as a “multi-user, social online roleplaying game,” and will be available for Android and iOS devices.

This isn’t the first time that fans of the short-lived Firefly series have received news of a game set within the space western universe. An MMO was announced in 2006, but was later abandoned. Then in 2011, DarkCryo announced that they were working on a game in the franchise, despite not having rights to it. Now, Quantum Mechanix Interactive is at the development helm, with a release that feels a bit more likely to actually see the light of day.

Fans have already expressed some distaste in the project, having only the teaser and the description to judge from. Admittedly, I went through my own miniature emotional roller coaster upon hearing about a Firefly game and then reading “social” in the description, but I will keep an eye on this nevertheless. File me under “cautious but hopeful” for this one.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.