Developer Launches Campaign To Acquire Homeworld IP From THQ
Now that THQ has officially filed for bankruptcy, its celebrated game franchises have been sold to the highest bidders. One intellectual property hanging in the balance is Homeworld, the beloved real-time strategy series that will be up for auction at a later date.
That being said, web developer teamPixel wants to acquire Homeworld in the hopes of creating Homeworld 3. In addition, the studio wants to bring the original to Steam and GoG. What piqued our collective interest, though, is the company's decision to put Homeworld Touch on iOS, which is essentially a port of the first game outfitted to work with touchscreen controls.
To help make this a reality, teamPixel launched a campaign on crowd funding website Indiegogo. It already has an undisclosed sum of cash, but needs an additional $50,000 more to snag the rights to the series. From there, it needs $100,000 to put Homeworld, Homeworld: Cataclysm and Homeworld 2 on GoG.com and Steam for free. Beyond that, $250,000 is required to make Homeworld Classic free for iOS and Android during the first month of release. To see other monetary goals, click here.
Thus far, teamPixel has raised $3,362 with 13 days to go. For now, feel free to contribute, and watch the video below to hear the pitch.