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Thursday - September 04, 2008

Multiverse - Buffy Announced, Firefly Delayed

by Woges, 16:10

Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer set to become MMO while his other TV series Firefly game gets delayed. Seems the game will be playable on 3d and 2d clients and will be in beta later this year, spotted at Eurogamer.

The announcement was made by movie producer Jon Landau at the VirtualWorlds conference. "The resources are in place to develop a great MMOG," he said.

Apparently the game will launch from 'Multiverse Places', a new social networking environment. In a statement, Multiverse said the Buffy MMO will be playable "either as a fully immersive 3D environment or as a Flash-based 2D game, where both types of players can interact". Which isn't confusing at all.

"As a brilliant storyteller and world-maker, Joss Whedon crafts stories that expand perfectly into the new medium of virtual worlds," said Multiverse's Corey Bridges.

Thursday - April 10, 2008

Multiverse - Firefly MMO Article @ MMORPG

by Woges, 13:20

Editorial by Jason Creech on a possible Firefly MMO coming from Multiverse.

Bringing Firefly to the MMO faithfully seems certain to be a challenge. Even in the glory Pre-CU days, SWG struggled to hit all the right notes to get that “Starwarsy” feel. Firefly is a geometrically more complex beast. Star Wars was a much more black-and-white universe than Firefly. Han Solo may have shot first, but when Jayne sold out the lovable stowaways to the Empire-esque Alliance, the naked drama was chilling. Sometimes bad people do bad things. That’s why it’s called character.

This sort of emotional resonance will be difficult to reconcile to the bloody grind that has all but defined gaming arguably since its arrival in its modern form. The magic of Firefly for many is that gritty, hanging-on-by-bloody-fingernails pathos. The classic bar fights and torture scenes are an exciting diversion, but like the rest of the milieu, they really serve to give the audience some tasty characterization to gnaw on.

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