Driven From Our Homeworld
In a crushing development for teamPixel, their Indiegogo and Kickstarter crowd funding effort to purchase the right's to the Relic franchise Homeworld has failed. Despite being more than adequately funded in ample time to capitalise. They were outbid at the last minute it seems, though the specifics on who sniped them out of the water have yet to be revealed.
"The auction for the Homeworld license ended April 15, 2013, and while we reached qualified bidder status for the bankruptcy auction, we were unable to raise the necessary funds to remain competitive against the other parties at the auction."
But all is not lost. Galvanised by their bittersweet failure success (failcess maybe?) teamPixel are pushing ahead with a spiritual successor, possibly via a new Kickstarter. Despite their initial Indiegogo attempt to claim Homeworld failing to meet it's target, their later Kickstarter campaign not only met, but exceeded its goal by close on $10,000. Whilst this may seem like a devastating turn of events, I'm inclined to see the positive. Not only is Homeworld safe to take up the battle another day (final announcements as to who the new owners are projected to happen around mid-May) but there will be a brand new IP to whet our appetites as well.
For more details as they happen, and to claim a refund for those who initially supported the campaign, keep a close eye on the now defunct, but still live, Save Homeworld appeal page on teamPixel's own website or Pixel Judge. And keep a close eye on where they go after this.