A discovery is about to turn the culture of Kharak upside down. The people, Kushan, are not native to Kharak at all. The discovery of the Guidestone is the ultimate proof that Kushan had came from another solar system, far away. And it's time to go home. The Mothership project united the world. Part base, part construction yard, the Mothership is capable of everything, as you never know what you will find in the void...Homeworld
is a 3D strategy game where you control a mothership and a fleet as you harvest resources, conduct research, and build up your fleet that can vary from small, fast, and nimble scouts to lumbering heavy cruisers. Move your camera in full 3D (up/down/around) and issue full 3D movement orders. Specify 3D formations for your ships, employ cloaked vessels to ambush enemy or employ salvage vessels to capture enemy ships, or defend against them with prox sensors and mines. There is a 17-mission single player campaign, or you can play online in true internet multi-player.
- "家园" -- Chinese spelling
- "Spaghetti Ball" -- Working title
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When asked, The development team at relic said the game will feature 5 different races: Taiidan, Kushan,Turanic Raiders, Kadeshi, and T-mat. In the final version the T-mat was absent. Although the modders community have found a reference to some of their ships in the source, Relic never released more info about them. The T-mat are lost in the Relic development lounge.
The British rock band YES approached Alex Garden to have their coming song put into an idea for the game. They both came into an agreement liking the idea of how Homeworld is pretty down to reality ('we're all finding a way home') and for this specially this game, YES produced the song Homeworld / The Ladder
which was the newest single of 1999 and the opening song for their album The Ladder
. On the album was a Homeworld
The game contains a reference to the movie Blade Runner
. After playing past mission 7, look at your autosaves. Some of them will have a prefix of "Tenhauser Gate," which is part of the dying words of replicant Roy Batty.
The official Sierra
game servers were shut down on 1st November 2008.
On September 26 2003, the Homeworld
source code and accompanying documentation was released by Relic on their Relic Developer Network. It has been stripped of code not owned by Relic Entertainment (including but not limited to the Bink SDK). On February 21, 2004, the code was released to the public
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- CNET GameCenter
- 1999 - Strategy Game of the Year
- Computer Gaming World
- March 2000 (Issue #188) – Strategy Game of the Year
- March 2000 (Issue #188) – Best Manual of the Year
- 1999 - Top 5 Strategy Games
- 1999 - Best Music of the Year
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #98 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
- I.D. Magazine
- 2000 - Silver Award (Interactive Media Design)
- PC Gamer
- 1999 - Game of the Year
- April 2005 - #46 on the "50 Best Games of All Time" list
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - Most Original Game in 1999
- PC Zone
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Rynok (40)
on Sep 30, 1999.