Firefly Online announced

An online social gaming incarnation of Joss Whedon's cult classic, Firefly, has been announced...

Okay, so fans may prefer the announcement that TV execs have seen sense and granted Joss Whedon’s Firefly a second chance on TV, but the reveal of an online game is certainly something to be happy about.

Announced at Comic Con, Firefly Online is in development for iOS and Android, and will put players in the role of a ship captain aiming to make a name for themselves. Players will have to hire their own crew, trade with other players and execute missions.

Ships will be customisable, presumably featuring more than just the Firefly class ship made famous by the series. The game will also be cross-platform and have cross-device functionality.

Firefly Online is being created by QMXi and Spark Plug Games, will be published by Fox and is coming sometime in 2014. It’ll be initially available only for smart phones and tablets, but a PC version hasn’t been ruled out. Have a look at the announcement trailer below.

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