Rebirth is an upcoming game modification that seeks to add more depth to the core gameplay of Homeworld that we all know and love. While we are looking to add new game mechanics, we also want to ensure that we'll end up releasing a dynamic, fast paced game that is strategically deep and offers interesting interactions. All whilst ensuring that balance is a #1 priority.

In addition to the above stated goals, we also want to further expand the Homeworld universe. Developing new lore, recreating old factions and ultimately release a single-player campaign of our own. Our hope is to create something like a Homeworld 2.5

Additional features to the basic game:
1) Crew system that mimics the supply/population mechanic of popular RTS games.
2) Three tiers of technology like Supreme Commander.
3) Modular weapon systems. Customise your most powerful warships!
4) Area of effect modules that have different effects (speed, harvest speed, etc).
5) Ship experience - gaining this will make your ships linearly stronger (limited of course!).
6) Large ownable\destructible asteroids and other megalithic objects.

Changes to the fleets:
1) New weapon systems.
2) New ships to each race will be added. A more complete feel to the fleets is guaranteed.
3) Innumerable new abilities and technologies.
4) All weaponry using ballistic physics instead of RNG.
5) Reduced volatility to return the feel of HW 1 combat. No more squishies!

Future goals:
1) Working out a more complete racial concept for Kushan/Taiidan - initially we'll focus on HW 2 races.
2) Adding additional races, each with unique characteristics.
3) High quality single player campaign set shortly after the events of Homeworld 2. An unofficial stand alone episode like Cataclysm.

Accomplishing these goals will require a lot of time and effort from our team. It will also require YOUR help. We are always on the lookout for helping hands. If you are interested in joining the development team, please let us know on our forums.

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The Rebirth mod for Homeworld Remastered has been and will remain being on halt until our plans can be implemented.

As much as I have been trying to avoid publishing this bit of news, we have been forced to go on a break, here it is. Due to the fact that we are unable to modify existing ships to have them carry new types of modules (for example weapons), we are not able to implement a great number of our mechanic designs.

In addition, due to the way Gearbox's patching goes - and don't misunderstand this, the new features introduced are all fantastic - we are unable to continue working. We have spent many hundred hours when one of the previous patches (back in August) completely re-designed part of the modding data structure. What this means in practical terms is that the majority of our progress(which has been made in data files) has been reset. It was a very easy decision for us to simply wait it all out, until Gearbox has finished their patching work, and we can once again start working in the safe knowledge that our work will not be undone by the next update.

Please consider to accept my apology for having decided to wait a long time to share this piece of unpleasant news. Clearly shoving it under a rug is no use at all. I also hope that no one considers this to be hostile towards Gearbox. Naturally the team is quite upset with things, but we are also happy to have the changes happen that Gearbox is bringing.

In a bit of personal news, I have been busy with work: I am currently the balance team lead on Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. You can check its announcement out here: Ageofempires.com
Additionally, I am currently looking at an opportunity to join the Halo Wars 2 designer team at Creative Assembly - only waiting for the final steps, such as the contract, so hopefully that goes well too.


Regardless of the above though, I will make time to be able to direct this project properly... as soon as we are realistically able to make the changes we need to make. Until then, we'll hang in there, and we hope that each of our followers out there will, too!

Campaign and Lore Dev Blog #1

Campaign and Lore Dev Blog #1

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First dev post in regards to our planned campaign and lore.

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Social media and development update

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While we've been hard at work to set up everything we need in order to deliver what we promise on the front page, we never forgot about what drives such...

Rebirth dev update, HW remastered edition

Rebirth dev update, HW remastered edition

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As you all probably saw, the Remastered Edition of Homeworld is coming out shortly on Steam. We, the dev team were very impressed by it and decided to...

C.E 8.8.1/Recruiting/Plans

C.E 8.8.1/Recruiting/Plans

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Recently, after our comeback we have been hard at work, polishing certain design elements and balance testing in multiplayer 1v1. The time has come to...

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[Archival]Complex Enhanced 8.81 (for Homeworld 2)

[Archival]Complex Enhanced 8.81 (for Homeworld 2)

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Recently, after our comeback we have been hard at work, polishing certain design elements and balance testing in multiplayer 1v1. The time has come to...

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o0kael0o
o0kael0o

So any news going on here? dead not dead?

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557699
557699

And how to establish? Standard installation doesn't help. It is put on Remastered?

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MooseisLoose50
MooseisLoose50

due to lack of public progress, can i assume this mod is paused or dead?

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Nakamura14 Creator
Nakamura14

Due to technical reasons we are on a break. We're waiting for Gearbox to both release their planned patches, and for the time they'll stop release such major ones. This might take a while, unfortunately. Because each major patch would require us to do a major rework, blind continuation is not an option, seeing as we're hobbyists.

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Pouk
Pouk

So when we'll see ingame shots of some of these new ships?

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tilledcone
tilledcone

Are you guys looking for some help? Id be interested in assisting in this project

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Nakamura14 Creator
Nakamura14

Yes, see private message!

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gumahar
gumahar

Me too. I'm a sound designer.

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BuhDan Creator
BuhDan

Shoot me a PM. Im the audio development lead.

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yk123
yk123

it's a good adea to make complex simple but please do not add new races !
I dont want play another complex simple mod! it will mass

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Nakamura14 Creator
Nakamura14

Time to re-write the description. Too many people misunderstand. It won't really be like Complex at all.

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