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. 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.
What we've been up to so far, 3 weeks after release
Posted by The_E on Aug 31st, 2010
Hi, it's The E again, bringing you the latest news from the Blue Planet team.
It has been 3 weeks since we've released the first part of War In Heaven, and it has been quite a ride. The reception has surpassed our wildest hopes, and we are at work creating the missions and other stuff for the second release.
We have also started the recruitment drive for voice acting War In Heaven, which has been taken up by HLP community member, SCP coder and all around awesome guy IssMneur. If you want to contribute, head on over here: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71181.0 and take a look at the roles on offer.
In terms of random publicity stunts, General Battuta and I (as well as the occasional guest commentator) have been busy doing commentary tracks for our missions. So far, we're finished with all the missions of Act 1, and a youtube playlist can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=319DA3374E2CBE03
Many thanks go to QuantumDelta, who recorded the video for us.