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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DRAXX
DRAXX

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

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 Creator
GeneralBattuta

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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Thenameless
Thenameless

Will we be able to land on planets?(i mean flying through atmosphere)

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance

I doubt the Freespace engine supports that, but the devs are welcome to surprise us!!

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GeneralBattuta Creator
GeneralBattuta

There will be an atmospheric mission or two in R2, kind of like the moon mission in R1.

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance

yay! i kinda liked that mission!

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Deeparth
Deeparth

A-W-E-S-O-M-E
YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
A lil problem, though. Should we use the Inferno build of FSO or normal one?
Other than that, AWESOME!!!

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Dariusbei Creator
Dariusbei

Use Inferno builds: You'll run into problems with the extra ships if you use a normal one.

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Da-Fort
Da-Fort

Like Mulurac I am completely blown away by your mods for FSO.

WiH even though voiced by Microsoft Sam had me immersed.
It was a nice change of sides, even felt like a betrayal and felt like a war that wasn't going to end very well unlike soo many games that tried the same setting.

The subconscious mission really felt creepy and was accompanied by a good track.

I'm not lying when I'm saying that I was sad when the game ended.
I'm really looking forward to the next release, though voice actors would be nice. Heck, I'd help voice acting but my voice isn't good at all!

PS: The flak reminds me of Battlestar Galactica.

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GeneralBattuta Creator
GeneralBattuta

Glad you liked it. We're working on voice acting, and the next release is moving along steadily.

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