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Homeworld 3 and possible Homeworld 1 for Linux!

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Homeworld one of the greatest Sci-Fi Real Time Strategy games could come to Linux with your help!

13 years ago, one of the most legendary sci-fi games was released, and the space RTS genre took a giant leap forward in innovation and fun. Yet, somehow, nearly 10 years later, fans are still waiting for the next installment of the Homeworld franchise. We here at teamPixel, LLC are tired of waiting for the next Homeworld game and would like to rally fans together to bring the franchise back. The THQ bankruptcy has provided the unique opportunity for a new developer to license and helm the franchise and put Homeworld back in the hands of gamers.

Basically if you back these guys they will make Homeworld 3 and it will be multiplatform and if they hit $100,000 they will re-master the first game and bring it out multiplatform too.

If this fails I will lose faith in humanity. I LOVED the original so I have high hopes for this!

They had an indiegogo campaign and raised over $13,000!

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teampix/homeworld-touch-ios-android-and-homeworld-3-pc-mac?ref=category

They don't currently have the Homeworld license, this is money to make sure they get it.

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jimjimith 15 March 2013 at 11:28 am UTC
Hi just letting you know that Half Life: Deathmatch Beta is available in Steam for Linux, for those that own it. It runs very smoothly but there is no surprise there lol
ganoo 15 March 2013 at 11:46 am UTC
ATTENTION: THEY DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE THE LICENSE TO HOMEWORLD!
Liam Dawe 15 March 2013 at 11:49 am UTC
ganooATTENTION: THEY DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE THE LICENSE TO HOMEWORLD!
I have noted that at the bottom of the article. Still it's a worthy cause to me to not let a good IP die and have it cross platform.
Guest 15 March 2013 at 11:57 am UTC
Even if they don't have the licence yet -- this is still low risk.

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jimjimithHi just letting you know that Half Life: Deathmatch Beta is available in Steam for Linux, for those that own it. It runs very smoothly but there is no surprise there lol

http://gamingonlinux.com/articles/day-of-defeat-and-day-of-defeat-source-beta-on-steam-for-linux.1835#5198
foob 15 March 2013 at 1:16 pm UTC
Isn't the first Homeworld already ported for Linux as the source is available? I guess that's what they've gotten running on the touch devices...
Guest 15 March 2013 at 1:35 pm UTC
foobIsn't the first Homeworld already ported for Linux as the source is available? I guess that's what they've gotten running on the touch devices...

It's still not fully ported -- http://homeworldsdl.org/ -- still has missing features.
Anonymous 15 March 2013 at 8:01 pm UTC
edgleyQuote from foobIsn't the first Homeworld already ported for Linux as the source is available? I guess that's what they've gotten running on the touch devices...

It's still not fully ported -- http://homeworldsdl.org/ -- still has missing features.
Think the problem is that they haven't released a new binary in ages. The (private) svn code seems to have all the features of the original.

In any case, I don't find this campaign very convincing. Who are teampixel and what have they ever done? Homeworld is a true masterpiece, and that franchise shouldn't be handed over to amateurs. Let them start a new franchise...
Xod 15 March 2013 at 11:22 pm UTC
Mmh, it looks like a carefully crafted scam.
Eemil 16 March 2013 at 4:43 pm UTC
I played Homeworld 1 on Linux (from the source code release) and bought Homeworld 2, it worked well on Wine. It would be nice to see 3 on Linux though.
Guest 17 March 2013 at 12:58 am UTC
AnonymousThink the problem is that they haven't released a new binary in ages. The (private) svn code seems to have all the features of the original.

Ah fair enough, I haven't even looked at that project for ages so I didn't know what state the source was in.
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