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« on: January 24, 2013, 04:55:47 PM »

Help us raise 50K to save Homeworld IP


-edit - be leery about contributing as this things raises all kinds of alarm bells for me
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 05:35:24 PM »

I'm pretty sure this IP was already purchased yesterday in the THQ sale.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 10:14:33 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 24, 2013, 04:55:47 PM

- edit - be leery about contributing as this things raises all kinds of alarm bells for me

That's especially true since they'll get the money whether this reaches its goal or not.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 11:01:17 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on January 24, 2013, 05:35:24 PM

I'm pretty sure this IP was already purchased yesterday in the THQ sale.

I read that Homeworld is part of their 'legacy assets', which weren't part of the sale.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 11:10:09 PM »

Yeah, I would personally stay far away from this one.  They have no control over whether another company will or will not sell certain IP rights, or if it is even possible given THQ's current legal situation.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 10:19:26 PM »

One of my fellow gamers in our BattleTech miniatures group was a designer on Howeworld2.  Since working on HW2 he's kept in touch with a lot of the HW fan base. We're gaming next Friday so I'll see if he has any in depth info just how legit TeamPixel and this fundraiser is. Not that it matters too much, because with just 11 days left it's looking like it won't make the $50k goal.
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 12:33:38 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on January 26, 2013, 10:19:26 PM

Not that it matters too much, because with just 11 days left it's looking like it won't make the $50k goal.

As noted, it certainly can matter as this is a "flexible funding campaign" which means they keep your money no matter how far short of the goal they fall. Be curious as to what you find out.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 08:29:04 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on January 27, 2013, 12:33:38 AM

Quote from: kronovan on January 26, 2013, 10:19:26 PM

Not that it matters too much, because with just 11 days left it's looking like it won't make the $50k goal.

As noted, it certainly can matter as this is a "flexible funding campaign" which means they keep your money no matter how far short of the goal they fall. Be curious as to what you find out.

Exactly. My thinking was with only 10 days left, who here is going to fund it anyways,as the goal doesn't look achievable and you won't be getting a refund if they fall short. I'm curious if my my fellow gamer knows about this too; I'm thinking if he hasn't heard about it, this has next to no credibility.
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2013, 10:37:41 PM »

they raised the money via Kikcstarter, and then got outbid.  They are giving refunds to anyone who pitched in  thumbsup
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 03:50:56 PM »

was probably a catch 22-   they raised the funds to revive the IP, but in doing so alerted other companies of the interest that still remains for this franchise, then someone with a little deeper pockets waltzed in and grabbed the IP.  ONly problem now is whoever that is has to worry about alienating the fans , the fans they need, who the just bid against.  Tricky situation.

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »

when put that way I bet it was Derek Smart  icon_twisted
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 07:56:15 PM »

Gearbox bought it, so I guess the property is screwed forever now.
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2013, 09:50:05 PM »

Well....  I'm not sure how I should feel about this honestly.  I guess I should choose to be optimistic, warm, and fuzzy.   Juggling!
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2013, 10:39:38 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on April 22, 2013, 07:56:15 PM

Gearbox bought it, so I guess the property is screwed forever now.

so they'll promis us this:



and we'll end up with this:

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 12:26:45 AM »

Gearbox has done a lot right (ignoring DNF - that was a stinker before they were handed it), so I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic.
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 12:40:02 AM »

Wish I could agree with that. Looking at their list of games the only one I think I liked was Brothers in Arms. My guess is they grabbed Homeworld to just re-release it and make a little profit.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM »

Borderlands 2 is a good example of what they can do right, BoA and Borderlands 1 are examples of good games. But, Aliens CM and BoA 3 is a big sign of how they can utterly ruin things.

I wonder if Borderlands 2's success is enough to keep them secure enough that they don't have to rush out the mediocre, crap, or licensed games.

But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2013, 01:27:01 AM »

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But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2013, 02:26:30 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2013, 01:27:01 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM

But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin

Honestly, I'd trust Timegate with Homeworld more than their recent shooters.  The Kohan series was brilliant.
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 08:00:09 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on April 23, 2013, 01:27:01 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM

But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin

Honestly, I'd trust Timegate with Homeworld more than their recent shooters.  The Kohan series was brilliant.

That was a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.
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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2013, 10:08:39 PM »

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But one thing we all know by now is that Gearbox cannot handle two titles being developed at once.

don't worry, Timegate is still around biggrin

Honestly, I'd trust Timegate with Homeworld more than their recent shooters.  The Kohan series was brilliant.
That was a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.

It's more recent than Homeworld 2, and there really hasn't been a space RTS since HW2.  I guess you could count Sins of a Solar Empire even though that's more of a 4X game.  Ironclad is busy working on Sins of a Dark Age.  I don't think there's a natural home for Homeworld any more.  Is most of the Homeworld team still at Relic?  I know some of the Cataclysm team went on to form Ironclad and Kerberos (Sword of the Stars).

Anyway my point was mostly that Timegate's shooters have been mediocre at best while they were brilliant when they made RTS's.   Whereas I'd be excited for a new Timegate RTS, I wouldn't even pay attention to another shooter by them.  I think Kato liked Section 8 though.

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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2013, 06:49:38 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on April 23, 2013, 12:48:38 AM

...But, Aliens CM and BoA 3 is a big sign of how they can utterly ruin things.

What's BoA - Brothers Out Arms?  icon_razz  If you're referring to BIA Hells Highway I couldn't disagree more. I felt it was a much better game than it's metacritic would suggest and thought it was much better than BIA 2 (Earned in Blood.) For sure the 1st game (Road to Hill 30) was the best of the trilogy. I have mixed feeling as much as everyone else here about Gearbox getting Homeworld. My concern is that they or their contracted studio might use the IP for a shooter or another genre other than RTS.

My bad for not following up my earlier post about discussing the kickstarter with my gaming buddy who used to work for Relic. According to him the Kickstarter group was quite legit, but he told me that $50k wasn't going to be enough money to secure the IP - looks like he was right.  slywink
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2013, 03:04:29 PM »

I suppose this is a good thing.  Not exactly what I've been waiting for, but better than a kick in the ass I guess.

Gearbox re-releasing Homeworlds in HD
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