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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Thenameless
Thenameless Apr 15 2011, 8:40am says:

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

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance Apr 16 2011, 1:51am replied:

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

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

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

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance Apr 19 2011, 3:11am replied:

yay! i kinda liked that mission!

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Deeparth
Deeparth Mar 14 2011, 10:39am says:

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
Dariusbei Mar 26 2011, 1:33am replied:

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 Mar 8 2011, 1:12pm says:

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
GeneralBattuta Mar 9 2011, 1:09pm replied:

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

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GeneralBattuta
GeneralBattuta Feb 16 2011, 12:04am replied:

Thank you for your kind words!

If you'd like to get involved in voice acting, would it be practical to sign up a Hard Light Productions account and post there? That's the easiest way for us to manage our actors.

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Mularac
Mularac Feb 16 2011, 11:27am replied:

I'll be glad to. Signing in now.

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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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