Nobody picked up Homeworld at the THQ auction slash fire sale slash ship-abandonment, leaving the beloved IP floundering in hope of a later acquisition. Now, a group of indie developers is hoping to raise $50,000 to purchase the IP from THQ and use the license to not only bring the original game onto GOG.com and Steam, but to make new games as well.
“13 years ago, one of the most legendary sci-fi games was released, and the space RTS genre took a giant leap forward in innovation and fun. Yet, somehow, nearly 10 years later, fans are still waiting for the next installment of the Homeworld franchise,” reads the team’s manifesto.
“We here at teamPixel, LLC are tired of waiting for the next Homeworld game and would like to rally fans together to bring the franchise back. 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.”
Would you be willing to put your money on the line to bring Homeworld back? You may do so right here.