We are co-founders of Relic Entertainment, co-creators of Homeworld, and developers of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, we are Blackbird Interactive - ask us anything!
We are Blackbird Interactive, the Vancouver-based developer of the recently released and critically acclaimed Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak published by Gearbox Software. Rob Zacny of PC Gamer gave us a 90/100 and Editor's Choice while Luke Plunkett of Kotaku said we are "...The best RTS game in years." We'd love to talk to you about our past, our future as a studio, everything Homeworld, and everything else you’d like to ask us about!
Today we will be joined by:
Rob Cunningham CEO of Blackbird Interactive and Creative Director of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Rob was a co-founder of Relic Entertainment and the Art Director on the original Homeworld.
J. Aaron Kambeitz Aaron was a co-founder of Relic and the Lead Artist on the original Homeworld. Aaron is Chief Creative Officer at Blackbird.
Jonathan Dowdeswell Jonathan (Or JD) was the General Manager at Relic for a number of years and worked on Dawn of War 1&2, Company of Heroes 1&2, and was the Executive Producer on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
Jeff Lydell Jeff was a producer at Relic Entertainment and worked on Company of Heroes and Dawn of War 2. Jeff is a Senior Producer at Blackbird.
Rory McGuire That's me! I'm an alumnus of High Moon Studios and Sony Online Entertainment. I've spent 12 years in this awesome industry! I'm the Lead Game Designer at Blackbird.
We're here to talk about Homeworld, games, game development, the RTS genre, our inspirations in film and music... or anything else you guys want to talk about. Ask us anything!
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Also, we're happy to leave you guys with this trailer, being shown for the first time! This "Chatter Trailer" is assembled and scored by Mr. Paul Ruskay, which demonstrates some of our cool unit audio. I believe all of the dialogue he used for this can be heard in game!
Last but not least we'd like to thank Gearbox Software for their respect and reverence for the Homeworld universe and the tremendous opportunity they've given us to continue the franchise. Thank you guys much!