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.


via VG247

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2 Comments on Crowdfunding Campaign Started to Buy Homeworld from THQ

MPSewell

On January 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm

OH HELL YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this to be rereleased (especially on GOG) for ages. Sing me up!

Pickle

On January 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Homeworld on a touch device is an insult to the game and an insult to the legacy.
Homeworld being developed by anyone else than the original teams is not Homeworld but an insult to the legacy and the game.
Homeworld being developed for anything other than PC is heresy.

I’d rather never see Homeworld in my life again than see it made by anyone other than Relic and the original devs and that’s the extent of my love for this game.
If you someone wants to make a game akin to Homeworld, fine by me, just don’t name it Homeworld because it isn’t without Relic and i fart in the general direction of the people who disagree.

You can’t copy or come even close to the Homeworld soul without the original Art Director nor can you do it without the original Sound director nor can you accomplish it without the original writers,
it will merely be a inferior cheap cash cow product.