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.

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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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Gazownik
Gazownik Aug 8 2010, 5:33am says:

hi! i`ve got problem with that.Where i shuold unrar or install this mod?

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MoralProfligacy
MoralProfligacy Aug 8 2010, 12:56am says:

OH **** YEAH.

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Colonel_Dekker
Colonel_Dekker Jul 24 2010, 6:06pm says:

Any day now......

*Does the premature mess dance*

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta Jul 25 2010, 9:42pm replied:

Hang in there, just a little longer!

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UKcharlie
UKcharlie Aug 4 2010, 6:44pm replied:

Stay on target...

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SC4RY_Z0MB13
SC4RY_Z0MB13 Jun 22 2010, 10:16pm says:

Have you tried running this with 3.6.12?

It seems that they will finalize a version soon and I'd like to see Blue Planet on the newer vps.

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UKcharlie
UKcharlie Aug 5 2010, 3:36am replied:

.12 has just been released so double the goodness

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta Jun 22 2010, 11:20pm replied:

Good question! Wall of text incoming.

You might be surprised to learn that 3.6.12 has actually been developed in large part for Blue Planet, incorporating fixes to a bunch of bugs we discovered and a huge number of features that we requested.

Diaspora is the other big mod driving FSOpen development, but we were proud to do our part.

So not only have we tried running this on 3.6.12, but in fact it can't be run on anything but 3.6.12, and 3.6.12 was built specifically to run it! Features like our custom AI and armor systems, beam blowthrough, explosion flares, fiery debris - all of that was added to 3.6.12 for BP.

For perspective, one of our team members is an FSOpen coder, we work closely with the rest of the FSOpen guys, and another team member (one of our effects gurus) is the guy in charge of the MediaVPs.

And to clarify a point - what's coming out soon is the 3.6.12 executable, but this doesn't mean 3.6.12 MediaVPs. When the 3.6.12 MediaVPs come out, they'll be using a lot of effects from Blue Planet - so rather than seeing 3.6.12 MVPs enhancing Blue Planet, Blue Planet will be enhancing the 3.6.12 MVPs.

The SCP guys have been saints about accommodating our requests.

This all applies to War in Heaven - Age of Aquarius is obviously 3.6.10 compatible.

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Kyle_K_ski
Kyle_K_ski Jun 21 2010, 9:28pm says:

Ow!!!

That HAD to hurt!

TERRIFIC work. Top-notch all the way.

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UKcharlie
UKcharlie May 4 2010, 3:44pm says:

Loved the first mod. Eagerly anticipating this one now.

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