Eighteen years have passed since FreeSpace 2 and the destruction of Capella, and the shattered colonies of man are finally ready to re-open the jump node to Earth. As the Alliance teeters on the verge of total social collapse, the Security Council deploys the elite 14th Battlegroup to re-establish contact with Earth, and young pilot Samuel Bei finds himself once more under his estranged father's command.

Age of Aquarius describes the journey of the 14th Battlegroup as its mission to the Blue Planet goes shockingly wrong. (StrategyInformer has very kindly provided a mirror for us.)

War in Heaven takes place eighteen months after the events of Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius and details the final stages of the civil war between Sol and the rest of her colonies: a war without good or evil, only shades of gray.  

Built at the cutting edge of the FreeSpace Open engine, Blue Planet is a fan-made conclusion to the FreeSpace saga, a story of sacrifice, triumph, and destiny, and one of the most beloved FreeSpace mods of all time.

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1 comment by GeneralBattuta on Jan 28th, 2014

Hey everybody! Just wanted to deliver a quick update, since we've neglected ModDB for too long.

As those of you who've been following our forum on Hard Light Productions know, we released Act 3 of our story, 'Tenebra', and we hope everybody enjoyed it. If you had technical or gameplay issues, please let us know.

We're also closing in on finished with our voice acting efforts for Acts 1 and 2 - please get involved! We're currently particularly interested in women's voices, both because we need to cast our female characters and because we want our cast to represent the diversity of the FreeSpace future. Once these efforts are complete, we're planning to release a standalone Director's Cut version of Blue Planet that will not require FreeSpace 2.


Our short story 'Morrigan in the Sunglare' will appear in an upcoming issue of Clarkesworld, one of the finest science fiction and fantasy magazines in the world. We're eager to hear your response.

Lastly, as ever, work continues on our ongoing story. As always, the demands of life and chance mean that the pace fluctuates, but the team's all here and happy and we're looking forward to bringing you the conclusion of the war between Alliance and Federation.

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Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Linux/MacOS archive

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Linux/MacOS archive

Dec 29, 2012 Full Version 0 comments

Blue Planet is a fan-made FreeSpace story, set 18 years after the events of FreeSpace 2. Featuring epic missions, full voice acting, in-engine cutscenes...

Blue Planet 2: War in Heaven Executable Installer

Blue Planet 2: War in Heaven Executable Installer

Aug 7, 2010 Full Version 9 comments

18 months after the 14th Battle Group's disastrous expedition to Sol, the civil war between Federation and Alliance enters its apocalyptic final phase.

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Windows Installer

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Windows Installer

Apr 16, 2010 Full Version 29 comments

Blue Planet is a fan-made FreeSpace story, set 18 years after the events of FreeSpace 2. Featuring epic missions, full voice acting, in-engine cutscenes...

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Dovahkiin2132 Dec 26 2013, 1:53pm says:

Ok,i must say,this is the best,by far, FS2 mod,but i have problems.
First,EVERY time i load a level,i get a warning,or error,like:
For asteroid'Small Asteroid' detail level mismatch (POF needs 3)
<ni module>! KiFastSystemCallRet
and so on
second lag is minor,it is just that all weapons appear as white-yellow balls(when they are shot),i just completed the mission ...with blue seas,and i dont know if there will be any more problems,though this problems do ruin gameplay,so if you know how to fix this,respond pls

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sutekh849 Jan 17 2014, 11:32am replied:

Ask at hard-light.net and you'll probably get help a lot faster than here.

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DutchMike Nov 18 2013, 12:10am says:

SUCH a great mod!

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jonsin1459 Sep 30 2013, 7:39pm says:

Oh jesus, iv loved Freespace 2 for years. I had no idea this mod even existed. A sequel of sorts. Iv just run through the first missions and the acting and story is FANTASTIC. You guys did these voiceovers? sheesh. Absolutely love it. I would never of guessed it was a fan made mod

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jonsin1459 Sep 30 2013, 5:32pm says:

Oh sweet. kinda thought this was perhaps going to disappear. Great work.

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Zweistein000 May 27 2013, 5:46pm says:

Question: are there any builds that will work with this game AND add text to speech. I'm finding it Very hard to follow the story and dogfight at the same time?

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Nagrach Feb 2 2014, 4:50am replied:

In the Standard 5.5 FS Launcher for SCP you should find a Option for text to Speech.

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srw0015 May 22 2013, 9:17pm says:

I know this is kinda off topic, but been seeing Asus Star Trek commercials using the same song that you guys used for the opening cutscene for WiH, and I gotta say I think you guys used it better because every time I hear it I keep flashing back to that opening scene as the Atreus is closing in on Artemis Station and the Commorant takes a slash beam across the spine. Gives me chills. Thanks for all the hard work you guys have put into this game.

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Zweistein000 May 10 2013, 7:45pm says:

Man I so want to play this, but I think I'm gonna wait till WiH is fully released and polished (like AoA is). Seeing what you did with AoA this truly deserves the title Freespace 3.

And I have a haunch they will return in part 3, bringing with them the lost juggernaut fleet that jumped away second before Cappella supernova, nearly 2 decades ago.

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Hard-light.net Might've been a year since I first played this, but it was amazing. Not only is it fun, but it had immersion. I was a skeptic at first because I found the Age of Aquarius (BP1) to be an above-average-but-not-the-best campaign because the whole magical alternate universe and the deus-ex-machina aliens lacked the human element. War in Heaven, on the other hand, is truly a human conflict. Vishnans were retconned to be a species…

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