Darksiders, Red Faction and more go to under the hammer

Wednesday, 27th February 2013 01:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

THQ is to auction off its remaining unsold properties.

Assets yet to be snapped up in last months’ major auction will be offered in a new court-approved sales process to kick off on April 15, the deadline for bids.

THQ is offering six distinct packages. Darksiders, Red Faction, Homeworld and MX will be sold as individual properties. Internally-produced properties will be sold in one bundle, while licensed titles will be offered in another. The purchaser will be liable for costs associated with licensed costs.

A full list of what’s in each package is available below, but both bundles include some cracking properties like de Blob, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, Drawn to Life, Lock’s Quest, Costume Quest, Worms and Stacking. Whoever picks up these bundles will take over all costs and revenues associated with back-catalogue sales, as well as, in some cases, have the right to develop the property further.

THQ said it has already received more than 100 expressions of interest for various properties and is anticipating “a vigorous sale”.

Most of THQ’s properties and in-development titles were purchased last month, with the notable exception of Vigil Studios and its Darksiders property. Many former Vigil staffers joined a new Crytek team, but Crytek isn’t interested in the action series.

    Lot 1: Red Faction

  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction 2
  • Red Faction: Armageddon
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla
    Lot 2: Homeworld

  • Homeworld
  • Homeworld 2
    Lot 3: MX

  • MX Alive
  • MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • MX Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV: On the Edge
    Lot 4: Darksiders

  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders II
    Lot 5: Internal titles

  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • All Star Karate
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Beat City
  • Big Beach Sports
  • Big Beach Sports 2
  • Big Family Games
  • Crawler
  • de Blob
  • de Blob 2
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Deep Six
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  • Dood’s Big Adventure
  • Drawn to Life
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  • Elements of Destruction
  • Fantastic Pets
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  • Juiced
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  • Lock’s Quest: Construction Combat
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Pax Imperia
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Summoner
  • Summoner 2
  • Terranium
  • The Outfit
  • Titan Quest
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  • uDraw
  • World of Zoo
    Lot 6: Licensed software

  • Costume Quest
  • Daniel X (SueJack)
  • Deepak Chopra’s Leela (Curious Holdings)
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  • Jeopardy
  • Jeopardy 2
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Let’s Ride Best of Breed
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  • Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  • Nexuiz
  • Paws & Claws: Marine Rescue
  • Paws & Claws: Papered Pets Resort 3D
  • PurrPals 2
  • Rio
  • Rocket Riot
    Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)
  • Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  • Stacking
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Truth or Lies
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wheel of Fortune 2
  • World of Zoo
  • Worms
  • Worms 2
  • Worms: Battle Islands
  • Worms: Open Warfare
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team17)
  • You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision)



  1. Talkar

    But what of Homeworld?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. A2ra3l

    Homeworld is lot #2

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    Ctrl+F Homeworld returns multiple results, how about that. Do you mean Homefront? Crytek bought it in January.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Talkar

    Nah, when i wrote the comment i missed it in the text, and the list wasn’t written. My mistake :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    I enjoyed Destroy All Humans! & Summoner 1.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. HomeworldFanShip

    Homeworld is finally FREE!!!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. foolschaos

    There are some games I would love to see live again on this page.
    Destroy all Humans, Homeworld, Surpreme Commander, Titan Quest, etc,

    Red Faction would be a great title for a reboot, bring it back to the FPS it once was.

    I’d love a next gen Destroy all Humans and Titan Quest especially :)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Gheritt White

    Oh man, i LOVED Summoner!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Sylrissa

    Oh all the feels about summoner, I loved that game when I was younger.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. mistermogul

    I hope someone saves Darksiders from extinction, preferably Platinum Games…!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. DSB

    HOMEWORLD! Holy shitfuck. So it’s not at Sega yet, and GOG still have a chance to buy it.

    Please, please, please make that happen. I will become religious. I will bow down to the flying spaghetti monster.

    I started to feel really sorry for Vigil after playing Darksiders 2. It was twice the game that the original ever was.

    Also Full Spectrum Warrior. I know it’s simple as hell, but that just means it would make one hell of an iOS game these days.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. SplatteredHouse

    As far as gaming goes, I’d consider it a tragedy if Darksiders were to get filed away somewhere to gather dust, with an IP-sitter. :( @7: I’m with you on your thoughts about DAH and TQ! I can almost imagine if 2K bought DAH, and then that it wouldn’t be at all a bad meld with XCOM (2k Marin’s former(?) FPS)

    #12 2 years ago

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