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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Yanxa
Yanxa May 24 2011, 12:24pm says:

So, wait, is this for FreeSpace 2, or is it stand alone?

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The_E
The_E May 24 2011, 2:04pm replied:

It is a mod for FreeSpace 2, you still need FS2 (as well as FSOpen and the MediaVPs) installed in order to play it.

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Urius
Urius May 21 2011, 6:56pm says:

This is amazing! It feels like a true sequel to the main game. Will we be seeing Samuel Bei or his father again? Perhaps the same voice actors? Lol.
I must say, the story grips you, the characters you grow to respect, the music works really well, it's brilliantly written also.

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta May 23 2011, 2:32pm replied:

Glad you liked it! Yes, Sam and his father should retain their actors in future appearances (they had a cameo at the end of WiH R1).

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Urius
Urius May 24 2011, 3:29pm replied:

I noticed that! And I liked the direction you guys took the story in.
From the bottom of my heart, this mod is very special, there are so many great moments in it, both in this and Age of Aquarius. I don't think a mod has ever had this much of an effect on me before, it's like a true sequel to FS2.

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta May 26 2011, 11:56am replied:

aaargh god, I tried to plusvote your command and downvoted it instead. I am so dumb. Anyway, thank you very much, we really do appreciate this feedback.

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Dariusbei
Dariusbei May 27 2011, 5:20am replied:

That's ok...plusvoted it for you :)

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DRAXX
DRAXX Apr 30 2011, 11:31pm says:

I just finished Age of Aquarius and loved it. Well done! I am eager to play the sequel but I feel it will lack the atmosphere of the previous one as the voices were so well done. I tend to miss a lot of dialogue when mods arent voiced. Do you have plans to voice the sequel?

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srw0015
srw0015 Apr 17 2011, 4:45am says:

You guys should really consider releasing a soundtrack download for all the music in the game, it is by far one of the best game soundtracks i have heard.

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta Apr 17 2011, 1:19pm replied:

The problem is that much (but not all) of it is copyrighted material which we only use under Fair Use - we'd prefer not to distribute copyrighted material.

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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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