Homeworld backers to be refunded after IP escapes teamPixel

Friday, 19th April 2013 01:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

TeamPixel has been unable to secure the rights to the Homeworld IP, and will refund its crowdfunding backers.

TeamPixel had raised $58,644 through Kickstarter and $13,675 through Indiegogo, as well as an unspecified amount through PayPal, but while this qualified it to enter the bidding for the Homeworld IP when it was auctioned by THQ’s administrators, it did not “raise the necessary funds to remain competitive against the other parties at the auction”.

“We hope you will join us in supporting Homeworld’s new owners in building a future for the franchise. We anticipate an announcement of the new owner to be made within a couple weeks and for the sale to be finalized around mid-May. Words cannot describe how honored we are to have been supported by so many in the community,” the indie team wrote.

Regardless of which platform you used to back the project, teamPixel will offer you a full refund – check in on the Save Homeworld website to track your funds.

TeamPixel had planned to make a Homeworld game for touch devices in addition to Homeworld 3.

Homeworld was developed by Relic, which was picked up by Sega when THQ collapsed. It’ll be interesting to see where it ends up.




  1. DSB

    Even the noblest of causes can fall prey to the worst of campaigns.

    I just really hope it doesn’t end up in development hell. I wish CD Projekt would pick it up, just for GOG if nothing else. These games are still excellent.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. GregSolidus

    Good,let Sega buy it and be done with it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. salarta

    While I’ve never played Homeworld, Sega picking it up isn’t a good sign for the IP. Sega’s spent the past couple years failing harder than ever, after a very brief stint of having actually good games to show like Valkyria Chronicles, Bayonetta and Hyperdimension Neptunia.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Samoan Spider

    Hmm, not sure Sega getting it was a good thing at all. I really enjoyed homeworld. A very clinical, bleak, cold and calculated game. Loved it. Except fighting The Beast in Cataclysm. Hated that species :)

    #4 2 years ago

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