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Multiverse, Fox Build Online Game on Firefly Television Series

Monday 25 December 2006, by Webmaster

The Multiverse Network, a company building the network of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and 3D virtual worlds, has optioned the rights from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising to develop an MMOG based on Firefly, the science fiction television series created by Joss Whedon that has enjoyed a loyal following since its premier in 2002.

"Fox’s Firefly series is set in a rich and exciting universe. It’s going to make a good online experience filled with adventure, humour, and mystery," said Corey Bridges, Multiverse co-founder and Executive Producer. "It’s our hope that Firefly’s community of fans will enjoy the chance to become part of the story as they develop and explore the worlds of Firefly."

Under the terms of the agreement, Multiverse will select and lead an independent production team to develop the project. Fox and Multiverse expect the offering to be available to the public through The Multiverse Network in 2008.

Bill Turpin, co-founder and CEO of The Multiverse Network, believes that the Firefly MMOG will create opportunities for other developers building games and worlds with Multiverse tools and technology.

"In addition to our technology, developers choose Multiverse for our network, which lets them launch their games into a built-in market of consumers who are just one click away from any game on that network," Turpin said. "Firefly will bring in even more consumers, making the network that much more attractive to developers of other worlds."