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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Petroph Jul 5 2011, 6:15pm says:

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,


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:


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 Jul 7 2011, 6:39am replied:

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 Jul 8 2011, 12:32am replied:

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 Jul 3 2011, 7:10pm says:

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 Jul 3 2011, 8:28pm replied:

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 Jul 5 2011, 12:45pm replied:

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 Jul 5 2011, 4:32pm replied:

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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Piemanlives Jul 1 2011, 12:14pm says:

great job on the mod mate, it's awesome and eygasmic
see ya around

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Mularac Jun 21 2011, 6:48pm says:

Hey, how're you guys going with the voice over of the first part of War in Heaven? It'll be nice to have an update on that. (and one on the 2ยบ too, of course)

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The_E Creator
The_E Jun 22 2011, 10:47am replied:

It's going on. We're making some progress on both fronts, but it's way too soon to give any kind of realistic estimate on both.

However, one thing that will happen in the near future is a big update for the released War In Heaven, bringing new, optimized models (The ones we've been showing off in the images section), as well as some bugfixes for rare edge cases.

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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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