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The Art of Homeworld - Now in stock!

Posted in Gearbox, Homeworld by on April 8th, 2015

A month or so ago various screenshots of ‘The Art of Homeworld’ book that have been floating around the internet for a while. The book got sold in a very short limited run around the launch date of Homeworld Remastered and sold out near instantly. If you are like me and have been drooling over it and wondering when you can get your hands on it again then you are in luck as its now on sale for a limited run on Amazon! The great news comes via the Homeworld Remastered Facebook group post and on a recent Gearbox community article.  

The Art of Homeworld showcases the beauty of Homeworld Remastered Collection with elaborate drawings of ships, level concepts, and scenes from the animatics and is now available through Amazon.com! Click the link below to purchase the The Art of Homeworld on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0985902248 Note that these art books will also be coming to Amazon Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan soon! Keep an eye on the Homeworld Twitter and Homeworld Facebook accounts for updated information as it becomes available. Homeworld has long had a reputation among real-time strategy enthusiasts as one of the most challenging,
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immersive, and epic games of its genre. Now at last the stunning development art that made the game an influential piece of sci-fi design history is available for the world to see. The Art of Homeworld is curated by original creators Rob Cunningham and Aaron Kambeitz, and contains many drawings which have been scanned for the first time from the artists’ personal archives. Also included are stories and information about the game gathered from exclusive interviews with Rob and Aaron. The Art of Homeworld is a worthy addition to the collection of any fan of the game or of sci-fi art in general.

  Currently it is for sale in the US only for $59.99 so grab it while you can. Look for Bluecanvas who is the producer of the art book as the seller. See you in space!

Homeworld Remastered Launch Day & Reviews!

Posted in Forums, Gearbox, General, Homeworld, Homeworld 2 by on February 25th, 2015

Folks it has

been a long time coming and it is hard to believe that it is here. Homeworld has been resurrected from the Karos Graveyard and is launching today on Steam in 30 mins from the time of this post. Gearbox has seen fit to do not just the Homeworld, but the entire gaming community an amazing service by not remastering but restoring Homeworld to a level that many of us here could have only dreamed. I know that many of us here at Relicnews news would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you and our gratitude for the work they have put in to the HW:RC. The Steam preload is active now so you still have some time to unlock and play as soon as it releases. While you are waiting for the game to either download and/or unlock, feel free to check out some of the reviews that have been coming out for the Homeworld Remastered Collection. In addition, the Relicnews forum section for Homeworld Remastered is active and available for all to come and make themselves at home yet again. As the single largest Homeworld fansite STILL in existence today, we plan on keeping the legacy going for multiplayer discussion, modding and of course whatever else comes along with Homeworld. So stay a while and come join us. http://forums.relicnews.com/forumdisplay.php?340-Homeworld-Remastered   Also while you are here, come join us over in our IRC channel and hang out with us Dolts. So load up your favorite IRC client and head over. IRC: tanis.onitato.com Channel: #homeworld   IGN: 9/10 http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/02/24/homeworld-remastered-collection-review

Homeworld: The Remastered Collection does a fantastic job of polishing up and reintroducing these formerly hard-to-experience classic real-time strategy games. Over the 15 years since it first came out, these exciting, large-scale space battles haven’t been matched, much less surpassed, and its outstanding atmosphere and story can teach modern game developers valuable lessons on how to make the most of simple animation, dramatic camera angles, and a largely classical score. With only a few missions and ideas that stand out as poor with the benefit of hindsight, it’s amazing how well Homeworld holds up as a single-player focused RTS, and I can recommend it as strongly today as we did in 1999  

LazyGamer: 8.5 http://www.lazygamer.net/review/homeworld-remastered-collection-review-no-mere-relic/

And now, it’s finally here. After seventeen years, Homeworld fans have the opportunity to once again explore the original classic duo, reborn anew with flashy coats of paint. At least, they have the opportunity to do so without resorting to arcane pc magic to get it to work. Is it worth it? Here’s a spoiler: It totally is. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ll absolutely adore the remastered edition… …The huge amount of work that went into modernizing and reinterpreting the many visuals, from the ships to the wonderfully abstract nebulous backdrops feel like a massive love letter to both the original game, and to the fans who love it.

  CGMagonline: 9/10 http://www.cgmagonline.com/reviews/homeworld-remastered-collection-pc-review/

The Homeworld collection is a fantastic and complex RTS that will challenge players with an almost intimidating amount of depth of choice. It tells a serious, engaging story, and has skirmish modes that will test both strategic thinking and the ability to think quickly under pressure. This is a very different beast from StarCraft which is a good thing, since not every RTS has to be based on that concept. For younger RTS fans, one of the greats of the genre has finally returned.

  And check out TotalBiscuit’s thoughts on the Homeworld Remastered Collection here: And of course the ever popular Scott Manley is doing a play through of Homeworld Remastered which you can check out here as well:  

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Homeworld Remastered. Collector's Edition Poll

Posted in Gearbox, Homeworld, Homeworld 2 by on March 5th, 2014

Gearbox has put up a page outlining what’s possible for the Homeworld Remastered Collector’s edition, also outlining and hinting at release dates!

See more (and vote) here:

www.homeworldremastered.com

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In Short, the HD copies will cost you, but if you buy them, you get copies of instructions on how to use viagra the originals as well. No pricing, or timeline released. Only a small team working on it currently at Gearbox.

Hardware Presale Data

Posted in Blackbird, Gearbox, Homeworld, Homeworld 2, Homeworld:Shipbreakers by on April 26th, 2013

Dan Irish has sent along the details of the Shipbreakers pre-release packages: More evidence of Gearbox collaboration too!

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Brian Martel, Executive Vice President of Gearbox Software. “With the PreSale campaign now public, gamers and developers alike should jump at the chance to support the creators at BBI. HARDWARE: Shipbreakers looks amazing.”

Here’s Blackbird’s

blurb congratulating Gearbox. Blackbird is also speaking with Gearbox and will meet them at E3!  

BLACKBIRD INTERACTIVE FORMALLY CONGRATULATES GEARBOX SOFTWARE ON ACQUISITION OF HOMEWORLD IP

Key Former Relic Stakeholders and Veteran RTS Game Development Studio, Blackbird Interactive, Would Like to Congratulate Gearbox Software on their Acquisition of the Homeworld IP from THQ.

  VANCOUVER, BC – 24th April, 2013 – Blackbird Interactive, a videogame developer specializing in sci-fi RTS gaming, today responded to news that Gearbox Software successfully acquired the Homeworld IP.   “Blackbird Interactive would like to show their support in stewardship of Gearbox in their future plans for the IP. As co-founders of Relic Entertainment, Homeworld is very dear to our hearts.”said Rob Cunningham, CEO of Blackbird Interactive.   In celebration of the IP’s new home, Cunningham shared some new, rare items of unreleased Homeworld2 art from his personal archive.   “Homeworld gave us a great foundation in the industry and established Relic as a world class studio.” Cunningham continued. “We are excited for our friends and colleagues at Gearbox to show us and the world what lies in store in the next chapter of the Homeworld saga.”   About Blackbird Interactive Blackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2007. The founders are a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans including senior EA staff and founders of Relic Entertainment. In 2010 development started with an ambitious and original sci-fi game entitled HARDWARE, the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.   For more information, please visit www.blackbirdinteractive.com   About Hardware Hardware is the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.   Survive amongst the derelict starships of planet LM-27. Earn your in-game currency retrieving cargo and technology from the space-wrecks littered across the landscape. Combat onslaughts from militant competitors, equally desperate for wealth. Survive the harsh storms and burning temperatures. Endure the poisonous and grinding dust that wears down man and machine alike. After that, fortune can be your reward. Or death in the sand can be your lonely fate.   For more information, please visit www.hardwarethegame.com

  See the mentioned artwork here.    

 

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It could have gone one of two ways. Homeworld was either going to be snatched up by a AAA studio with their heart in the right place, or a money-loving team of re-releasers that are popping up more and more. Turns out it pretty much went both ways.

Gearbox, a company who made their name carrying on the success of titles on the behalf of their originator studios (Half-life, Tony Hawk, and Halo to name a few), have picked up the Homeworld IP. Recently though Gearbox have been producing their own original IP, Borderlands and have not-so-much continued, as put their own spin on other popular video game classics such as Aliens and Duke Nukem.

So what conclusion are we to draw when they pay what was probably mega-bucks for a dusty classic like Homeworld? Their statement gives us a hint:

assemble the purest form of the original acclaimed and beloved games, Homeworld and Homeworld 2, with the intent of making them accessible on today’s leading digital platforms.

So the originals are to be re-released. It’s hardly a surprise, and no doubt there were many other companies at the auction with that same intention. Though few will have been a company quite like Gearbox. With the recent success of Kickstart/restarts of a multitude of classic video games and HD re-releases of games like Age of Empire II this strategy is bound to be a success. But Gearbox don’t need a quick dime, they are a AAA developer and with this pickup comes a massive amount of fan excitement and expectation.

And Gearbox would positively be going backwards if they just

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gave us Homeworld and Homeworld 2 and then left it at that. They’ll be sure to be preparing to make their mark on the series…

But then again Gearbox have never made an RTS before…

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