I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for taking the risk in acquiring the Homeworld IP and rescuing it from obsolescence. As a fan of the homeworld universe from the day I first played it back in 1999 (and as someone who is silently cursing the fact that he has to work tomorrow when HW:Rem is officially released), I especially thank you for respecting the work that the initial developers put into gameplay, plotline, music, etc. by continuing to consult with them on each and every aspect of this project. I also thank you for hooking into the modding community, who have collectively produced some of the most thoroughly entertaining content I’ve seen.
I’m fully aware that, while Homeworld is such a passion for many of us on this forum, there still aren’t that many of us when it comes to demographics. You guys could just have easily let the IP pass on by and instead pander to lowest common denominator. “Games that make you think” just aren’t as popular as they used to be. An occasional one will pop up here and there, but I’m finding myself starving for what Homeworld used to give us. But instead of buying the IP and holding onto it with the intent of suing other developers out of existence (I’m looking at you Interplay), you actually dedicated resources to bring it back to life in the best way possible. So I really respect what you’ve done here.
Homeworld is a love affair for many of us, as (for me at least, and I’m sure most would agree with me) it is one of the last few games where it had dedicated staff experienced in science fiction writing and story arcing. In that way, it is more like reading an incredibly well-written book than what I’d qualify as a “game”. And that makes it all the more amazing.
Anyway, thanks again. I’m looking forward to tomorrow.