Crowdfunding Campaign Started to Buy Homeworld from THQ
Indie developer teamPixel, LLC has set up a “Save Homeworld” crowdfunding campaign to buy the Homeworld IP from THQ and to create a new game in the series.
When Homeworld developer Relic was bought by Sega yesterday during THQ’s auction, the Homeworld IP remains with THQ, and it can apparently be purchased for less than $50,000. With 14 days to go, teamPixel has already raised $2,455 of its $50,000 goal, with new backers pledging steadily. The team writes:
“The THQ bankruptcy has given all of us a massive opportunity to put Homeworld back in the hands of gamers. teamPixel respectfully requests the support of Homeworld fans everywhere in helping us raise funds to acquire the Homeworld franchise from THQ during their bankruptcy.”
TeamPixel plans to see the first Homeworld game released on GoG and Steam, create Homeworld Touch for touch-enabled devices, and to make Homeworld 3.
Check out the team’s video:
To pledge, or for more info, visit the crowdfunding website.