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.

Hammerfall

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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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Sep 2 2012, 11:59pm says:

MINDGASM
good to see an update, also congrats on darius daughter :D

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Ignatz
Ignatz Aug 2 2012, 2:03pm says:

Have you got any news? Mod seems to be dead...

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Dariusbei Creator
Dariusbei Aug 29 2012, 11:24pm replied:

Don't worry, this is still very much alive.

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rolmander
rolmander Aug 24 2012, 7:07am replied:

hope not i want to know what happend after the Fedayeen rescue.

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Ignatz
Ignatz Apr 9 2012, 12:01pm says:

How is the progress? Maybe a small Easter update ? ;)

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RogerioFM
RogerioFM Feb 15 2012, 1:53pm says:

Are there any plans do add voices like the first?

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Feb 15 2012, 11:57pm replied:

well on the blue planet release thread on hard-light there there is a forum for people to answer the call of voice acting

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mercboy
mercboy Feb 3 2012, 6:05pm says:

this mod is epic ...it should be made into a game in its own right..and then a book..and then a movie

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166248
166248 Jan 29 2012, 10:53pm says:

not gonna lie, i kinda cried at the ending of war in heaven

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Jan 14 2012, 12:28am says:

hey have you guys fixed the issue with the recent patch, i've been watching both this and the thread at hard-light but nothing so far. so any word of it at all?

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The_E Creator
The_E Jan 15 2012, 12:56pm replied:

The most recent downloads should be bugfree.

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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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