Welcome!

ATTENTION! The Cortex is no longer an actively running game.

The Cortex is the basis of an encompassing on-line text-based role-playing experience, allowing players to enter Joss Whedon's Firefly/Serenity universe.

Set five years after the movie, this game hopes to provide a place where players can immerse themselves in the 'Verse!


Totally new to text-based games? Please step right over here: Getting Started


Familiar with online MU*-style games? Check these out, from the sidebar: "Background of the Game", and then our "Game Documentation".

Want information about what ships and planets are in the game? Check out the "Library of the 'Verse"!

Looking for stuff to do, in the game? Try Your First Day.

Recent News...

CORTEX has been shut down.

With regret, the administrators of the Cortex game have decided to discontinue the game at this time.

We all had a lot of fun with the various players over the years, and trust that those who spent time in the game, likewise enjoyed it.

Web account purge

A number of spam bots were attempting to target our website and forums, and despite spam controls, had managed to create a large number of bogus user accounts. Luckly, they did not manage to actually spam the site.

However, we removed a large number of accounts. If we accidentally deleted your account during this process, you have our most sincere apologies. We've updated our anti-spam measures, and hopefully should not have to repeat this.

Firefly Reunion Movie and possible Reboot!

News from Comic-Con about Joss Whedon's surprise announcement of a Firefly Reunion movie and possible reboot!

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/13/a-reboot-of-firefly-joss-and-the-...