When THQ went bankrupt and saw several of its IPs heading to the auction block
, indie developer teamPixel began crowdfunding
bidding money to win the Homeworld property for use in its upcoming space RTS game. Even after garnering $58,644 through a successful Kickstarter
campaign and $13,675 on Indiegogo
, teamPixel recently announced that it failed to win the Homeworld IP during the auction process.
"We hope you will join us in supporting Homeworld's new owners in building a future for the franchise," the developer said in a Kickstarter update
. "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."
Well into development on its own Homeworld-inspired strategy game, teamPixel will refund all money earned during its crowdfunding efforts while also offering donors a "special credit" in the game. The developer's "Save Homeworld
" site has since transformed to a landing page for tracking donor refunds.
The final THQ auction is expected to earn $6 million to $7 million. First details of the bidding results are expected to be revealed Monday