‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship


Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR.

With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here. Starting out in 2014, Tabar originally designed Serenity for the Oculus Rift DK2.

Now more than four years later, Tabar has released the project, which includes the cockpit, mess, cargo hold, engine room, infirmary area and crew quarters.

The fully-explorable Serenity supports SteamVR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. According to Tabar, “any HMD with SteamVR support should work.” The experience contains a number of items strewn about that you can pick up using your VR system’s motion controllers. In all, it’s a awesome way to pay homage to the series that went off the air far too soon.

Considering the litigious state of intellectual property, it would better to grab it sooner rather than later, lest Serenity VR befall the same fate of the numerous unlicensed VR experiences based on franchises such as Blade Runner and Star Trek.

You can download Tabar’s Serenity VR here.

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  • Graham J ⭐️

    I understand and share your disdain for Microsoft’s naming of its XR platform, but if you’re going to use quotation marks as a protest, at least do it properly and include “Windows” in them since that’s part of the name.

    • Lucidfeuer

      Nobody cares, I’m glad there’s some scrutinity and this was actually put in parenthesis. That’s not disdain it’s called not being a hypocrite.

      • Graham J ⭐️

        – They’re quotes, not parentheses
        – This has nothing to do with hypocrisy. It’s correct to use the proper name of something even if you don’t agree it’s a good one.

        • Lucidfeuer

          That’s called hypocrisy. Under the pretense that someone calls or uses a name that is false or misrepresentative is specifically the case where someone who is not hypocrit, wouldn’t or least puts it into quotes.

          • Graham J ⭐️

            It’s pretty clear you don’t have a leg to stand on WRT use of the English language.

          • Lucidfeuer

            It’s okay, I have a Cambridge BEC, you still stand as an hypocrite. Can’t wait to see you further diverting the topic to my language.

  • Steve Biegun

    Very cool! But why was it a video instead of 5 stills? :P

  • Hivemind9000

    Feels like a sad, empty tomb without the crew… :(

  • MosBen

    A few years ago someone was working on a VR version of the Enterprise D. I feel like that project stalled, but man, I really wish someone would put it out. Even if there was no gameplay it would be awesome to finally get to walk around those iconic ships.

    • Graham J ⭐️

      Not sure when this was released but here’s the latest:

      stage-9 .co.uk/v0-0-10-release-page/

      • MosBen

        Thanks, man! It seems like they’ve made a lot of progress since I last looked at the project, though unfortunately their VR mode isn’t available yet. Still, super cool!

  • Raphael

    I never watched the show…perhaps one episode?

    • Andrew Jakobs

      You’ll propably don’t stop at one episode.. So go ahead, be suprised..

  • Puden

    Won’t load for me, just sits on a black screen with “Not responding” in Steam VR

  • p w

    damn you fox!