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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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.

At long last, news

At long last, news

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More news. We aren't dead yet. Really. We're just not moving very fast.

The War in Heaven Christmas Update

The War in Heaven Christmas Update

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In which many things have changed for the better, and other things have been made faster.

The War in Heaven Developer commentary

The War in Heaven Developer commentary

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Wherein we blather on a bit while someone plays our missions

Music is in the air

Music is in the air

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Showing off a few more tracks composed by our staff composer Belisarius

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Linux/MacOS archive

Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius Linux/MacOS archive

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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

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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

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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

i've got to say though, while i like both episodes, i prefer age of Aquarius the most as apposed to war in heaven

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TheVidmaster
TheVidmaster

well, I prefer War in Heaven. The single most impressive FS2 story campaign I have seen to this date.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

have you played Age of Aquarius

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The_E Creator
The_E

He has. Please remember that tastes may differ; there's nothing wrong with liking AoA over WiH or vice versa.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

your right, we should end these disputes right.... now, also i want a sandwich

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Petroph
Petroph

Ok I managed to get some links together. So it will be a little easier for people to find certain things NEEDED for Multiplayer Gameplay. So without futher adue,

Hard-light.net

Please read EVERYTHING if you are willing to play online game such a multiplayer package for this amazing mod. *Note this is a tad outdated but its the most recent one to date and it still works.

If you need the multiplayer package you can go here:

Hard-light.net

Also read everything if you want to play Blue Planet online without any problems.

Hope this helps for all those wanting to play Blue Planet. Oh and there IS capital ships battles. Its just hard to play it without anyone to play with :(. Perhaps this will get people into the game and we can get some good matches going.

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Dariusbei Creator
Dariusbei

Thanks for doing that. Don't forget to visit the IRC channel if you want to coordinate games with other people (#bp or #multi on irc.esper.net).

I think the next article we write should be focused on getting multiplayer up and running for people who are just getting into FreeSpace.

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Petroph
Petroph

Ya, I hang around the chat once in awhile, but no one shows. Its hard to find people to play with :P. If only I could pop on one day and just find a bunch of possible games to join eh ;)

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Petroph
Petroph

I just got done with Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius. I must say, I thought this was a totally new game rather then a mod. Great story line, even with its twists and turns. I just started Blue Planet 2: War in Heaven, and I loved the capital ship mission. Brings a whole new type of gameplay to Freespace 2. The only drawback thats stopping me from actually playing the second, is that there is no voice acting in the second part. With out voice the second part lacks.... feeling. I'm going to hold off until I see a voice pack release, because this mod is just too great to play without voice. Im looking forward for the next update. Keep it up guys, and you have fans awaiting updates ;). Hopefully the sound pack will at least be done before fall anyways :P.

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Petroph
Petroph

Also, I read about a multiplayer package. Is it already in the current release or is it still to come?

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GeneralBattuta Creator
GeneralBattuta

The multiplayer package is released, go grab it on Hard Light Productions (there's a BP Multi forum somewhere).

The WiH voice acting package is a ways out, you may not want to wait for it.

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Petroph
Petroph

Ill look for the package. Also one question, in this multiplayer package, are there mods where you can do cap ships battles like such in the single player version? If so Im so in. If not, Ill still give it a try that is if i can find it :P

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