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FireFly is coming back as a videogame

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If you’re even remotely fond of Sci fi, you’ve probably watched Joss Whedon’s firefly, a wonderful, Chinese-infused Western space drama. Here’s the good news; it’s coming back. Here’s the bad news: It’s coming back as a videogame. Wait! It gets worse.

It’s going to be a mobile, online game – and will be headed to iOS and Android devices, developed by QMXi and Spark Plug Games. No gameplay has been shown, but here’s a teaser.

Andy Gore, CEO of QMXi said of the announcement, “At QMx, we know firsthand how great and powerful a franchise Firefly is and how mighty the Browncoats are.

“It has always been our mission to bring the Verse to life for our customers in every way possible. The idea of creating an interactive experience where fans can have their own Firefly adventures — well, that’s just too shiny for words.”

Matt McMahon, VP of mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment thought it prudent to add that:

  “We are thrilled to be partnering with QMx on Firefly Online.

“QMx has a long and successful history with Firefly and we couldn’t think of a better partner to make a truly innovative game that will stand up in the Verse and to its passionate fans.”

There’s also no mention of any Joss Whedon Involvement. Fans have been clamouring to have Firefly return…but not like this. Not Like this.

Last Updated: July 18, 2013


  1. Tarisma

    July 18, 2013 at 14:03

    Right where can I find a mind eraser. I want to forget what I have just read and keep firefly pure in my mind.


  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    July 18, 2013 at 14:05

    I was alright with it returning as a video game because it had potential. Then I read on mobile and now I’m not so thrilled anymore 🙁


    • Matewis Jubilai

      July 18, 2013 at 15:27

      “…not so thrilled anymore” ? You’re lucky. When I read that i realised there is no god, or if there is one he hates us/ uses a mac…


      • BacchusZA

        July 18, 2013 at 17:07

        Heh nah, there’s a G_D, & He loves us very much, and wants us to be happy. Just consider things like whiskey, coffee, the bunnychow., and boobs – there’s your proof. Especially the boobs.

        I do, however, wonder about His sense of humour at times……


        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          July 19, 2013 at 07:41

          Bunnychow, boobs, beer, biltong, braaivleis


  3. Argentil

    July 18, 2013 at 14:09

    Firefly is coming back…
    As a sci-fi game…
    For Android and iOS…



    • Sageville

      July 18, 2013 at 14:14

      LoL, yeah I was also there…

      FIREFLY – ZOMG!! Nerdgasm inc.

      A Game – Mmmkay, still ok

      On Tablets – Wait, what?



      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        July 18, 2013 at 14:54

        Felt the same


    • John Ambitious

      July 18, 2013 at 14:16

      I’ll just do with this one like I did with movies that had bad sequels, pretend they were never made
      I will not mention what they were for the sake of my own safety


      • Kromas

        July 18, 2013 at 14:38

        Angry birds – Josh Whedon edition.


        • John Ambitious

          July 18, 2013 at 14:40

          Haha. That’s immediately what comes to mind when I hear for mobile…oh, it’s an angry bird type game


  4. Unavengedavo

    July 18, 2013 at 14:13

    I saw the Firefly Online and though it would be something like Eve online


  5. John Ambitious

    July 18, 2013 at 14:16

    Man I loved this series. Man oh man


  6. Lourens Jordaan

    July 18, 2013 at 14:18

    I’ve never had such good and bad news at the same time.


    • John Ambitious

      July 18, 2013 at 14:18

      I know that feel


  7. Theo Steenekamp

    July 18, 2013 at 14:20

    YES!! I can download this… and feel the joy of deleting it. Just bring back the damn series. Nothing will compare to it:(


  8. Brett Miller

    July 18, 2013 at 14:26

    Before browncoats have a nerdgasm.

    Spark plug games portfolio since 2008

    DQ Tycoon 2008 for PC/MAC [DQ is diary queen, so this was a corparate tie-in advert ad)
    Plight of the Zombie 2012 iPhone
    Twilight Zone Mac/PC TBA

    A corporate advertising game in 2008, an unknown iPhone game with 4 meta-critic ratings last year and a un-finished Twilight Zone PC game.

    Colour Me Seriously Unimpressed!


  9. John Van Rensburg

    July 18, 2013 at 14:32

    FOX really knows how to chain and drag an IP, don’t they?


  10. CrasH

    July 18, 2013 at 15:28

    Its been said that no news is good news… and i think i finally understand what that means…


  11. Mark Treloar

    July 18, 2013 at 16:29

    Never understood the appeal


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