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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Uh, just about everyone outbid Team Pixel from what I heard.  Stardock came in second and Paradox third.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
If there is such interest, then I guess it's.. good?
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Well, never though those guys had a real chance anyway (and even if they got the IP they would screw up their own plans with it)

If there is such interest, then I guess it's.. good?

To be determined ...

While Sega owns Relic now and it'd be cool if the IP goes to Relic. However Sega is one of my least favorite publishers (only outdone by Ubisoft right now) and it would be a shame if the fate of a new HW game would be determined by Sega...


So anyword on who did win the auction?
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
We'll know who wins some time in May.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Hopefully we'll get some details on Monday.

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock could make a good Homeworld game. They actually kinda already did (but I can't remember the freaking name!).

Not so convinced that Paradox could.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
I don't think anyone needs the HW license to make a good HW-like game.

IE: who cares who ends up getting it, that won't mean they will have the drive to make it, or that someone else won't have the drive to make it under a new license.

The Homeworld name doesn't have any weight outside of a very small number of diehard fans anyway. I'm all for a revival of the genre, and I doubt it requires a revival of the franchise.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock could make a good Homeworld game. They actually kinda already did (but I can't remember the freaking name!).

Not so convinced that Paradox could.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
IE: who cares who ends up getting it

Apparently everyone who actually bid money on it, for starters.

But seriously, I could have been happy with Homeworld as a Stardock property. They'd use it. They'd do well with it. They know how to make spacey games. Paradox does its best work with management simulators and doesn't have a great history at the tactical level.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock makes 4x games (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress), not spacey games.  They'd most likely end up handing some or all of it off to Ironclad though, who do know spacey games since they made the excellent RTS Sins of a Solar Empire.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock makes 4x games (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress), not spacey games.

GalCiv is pretty spacey.

Plus I DO remember their Homeworld Clone pretty fondly, if only I could remember the freaking name. I think I've even mentioned it, eons ago, here. I was modeling a ship based on it.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock makes 4x games (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress), not spacey games.

GalCiv is pretty spacey.

Plus I DO remember their Homeworld Clone pretty fondly, if only I could remember the freaking name. I think I've even mentioned it, eons ago, here. I was modeling a ship based on it.

I doubt it was Sins since Stardock didn't get involved in that until recently. Hegemonia and ORB were the other games notably similar to Homeworld but Stardock wasn't involved in them.

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Ah. ORB it was.

They were selling it, though, and I don't remember another name on the game. Ah well.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Stardock makes 4x games (Galactic Civilizations, Fallen Enchantress), not spacey games.

GalCiv is pretty spacey.

Plus I DO remember their Homeworld Clone pretty fondly, if only I could remember the freaking name. I think I've even mentioned it, eons ago, here. I was modeling a ship based on it.

I doubt it was Sins since Stardock didn't get involved in that until recently. Hegemonia and ORB were the other games notably similar to Homeworld but Stardock wasn't involved in them.
Stardock's been handling the publishing for Sins since the 2008 release, so they've been involved for quite a while.  It wasn't until Rebellion though that they actually started producing code for it.

And NGTM-1R, GalCiv may be a spacey game, but it plays like Civilization, not an RTS.  They're also pretty heavily focused on that fantasy 4x game Fallen Enchantress, so I would definitely say their internal games development is focused on 4x rather than anything specifically spacey.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
4x rather than anything specifically spacey.

It's not a matter of focus. They have people on staff who can manage a decent look and feel for such a game, which is pretty much half of the work. Maybe it ends up being a 4x title, I don't much care, but I believe they could have made a title that felt like Homeworld.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
And the lucky winner is..... Gearbox
http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/community/articles/1029/homeworld-acquisition-and-plans/

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Well, I've never heard of them, but they're asking for input. So maybe those of you who have an interest in the future of Homeworld should go and talk to them. Surely it can't hurt?