A Firefly game. Read that again: a Firefly game. It's an exciting prospect, even if it's a full 12 months away, but it's also a bit scary. Because, you know, despite being based on the best thing ever, what if it's not the best game ever?!
We dig it: Dale Hardshovel HD - Dale is out for some serious treasure, but like most things related to archaeology, that involves a lot of puzzle solving. Usually in the form of sliding things around to make platforms so you can match artefacts together. Dale Hardshovel blends spatially-aware objects with an intriguing (and intense) puzzle set-up. The trailer says it all, and despite the game's somewhat simple appearance, it hides a whole lot of challenge. (download)
Giant robotic snake... from space - Halfbrick studios, those folks that made Jetpack Joyride, have announced a new game! Colossatron: Massive World Threat puts you in control of a gigantic robotic snake from outer space whose sole purpose in life is to destroy everything in its path. Instead of actually controlling the snakebot, you play a simple matching game that beefs up its defenses and forms new attacks. It's difficult to say in words, and maybe even a bit difficult to understand in video form, but it's Halfbrick and it's got a gigantic robotic snake from outer space. Instabuy, right?
Didn't take the sky from us - See? This boat's still flying. Recently announced by Fox Digital Entertainment, Firefly Online is a mobile game (iOS and Android) set to launch next summer. All that's known is gameplay is focused on recruiting people and leading missions to gather loot you can trade with other people. That's... really about it, but to be totally honest, all they had to do was say "It's based on Firefly" and you'd have our attention. Firefly Online isn't set to launch until next summer, though, so don't hold your breath! (trailer)