One way or another, Homeworld will live on.
TeamPixel had begun a Kickstarter campaign not too long ago to obtain the rights to Homeworld in order to bring a new sequel in the series to iOS, Mac, Android and PC. However, after losing the bid to secure said rights to an unnamed bidder on April 15th, it has been forced to refund the $58,644 raised to backers.
“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.
“As a special thanks, we would like to offer each and every donor a special credit in our upcoming space RTS game. Yes, this means we will still be moving forward with our own Homeworld-inspired space RTS, but under our own intellectual property.”
The Kickstarter campaign began on March 4th along with an IndieGogo campaign that raised an additional $13,675. Private funding also added to the total amount.