What Happened to Homeworld: Cataclysm? (Part One Maybe?)

You may also like...

35 Responses

  1. Michael says:

    Thanks for pursuing this! Cataclysm is one of my favourite games of all time and a worthy part of the Homeworld saga. I’m looking forward to hearing what else you can discover!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the comments Michael, and it’s my pleasure! Hopefully something good will come of it. :)

  2. Agreed, I played the living shit out of it in multiplayer. It was stable, required little bandwith and just performed well. Two very different sides and still relatively balancd…pure awesome.

  3. Timmaigh! says:

    Wow, that is interesting read, thanks for sharing….and yeah, please do more investigation on the subject.

  4. Andrew says:

    Best game ever. Please do keep us updated. Cataclysm is in my top 2 games of all time. FInished homeworld 2 again yesterday and started cataclysm today… its so much better its actually scary. an HD version of this would make me sell all my other games and quit my job!

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hahahahah, you make me really wanna try the game. :)

      • Andrew says:

        I envy you. Seriously. if you havnt tried it you are in for a serious treat. Unlike many games of old that dont age terribly well, cataclysm defines what makes a game great. it actually will make you reflect on what you have been playing and rethink a few thinks… quality at its best. i really hope they give it the dress it deserves.

  5. Jared says:

    It’s been awhile, but have you found out any more info about Catalysm? It’s my favorite game of all time. Many good memories from the multiplayer. Thanks for what you’ve already provided.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Hey Jared, welcome to the comments. I’ve not yet heard anything, but I’ll poke at it again to see if anything pops up. ;)

  6. Steve says:

    I just learned myself about the HD remake for HW and HW2, it would be a shame to not have an HW Cataclysm HD remake. The story was just great.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Sigh, yeah, apparently someone else entirely has the rights. I need to actually play it myself as well.

  7. Steve says:

    Make sure you are using WinXP computer, been trying to install it on Win7 and so far have not been able to.

    • Lothal says:

      Make sure it runs as administrator and add /dsound /heap 1073741824 /enableSSE /forceSSE to the target-line in your desktop-link to force the game to run better.

      • Brian Rubin says:

        Hey Lothal, welcome to the comments. I’ll give these a try next time I try Cataclysm, which I’ve actually never played. :/

  8. Darren says:

    Steve you need to run the installer as an administrator. A bit of googling will give you your answers.

    Please please please let this most awesome of the trilogy be re-made. The massive ZOT gun is the closest to a wave motion cannon (Star Blazers) you can get in gaming.

  9. hok says:

    It would be wonderful to see this game remade…
    Or if we could at least get a high quality audio pack. I’d love to hear what that glorious music sounds like in proper bitrate :)

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the comments hok, and yeah, it’s as deserving of an HD treatment as the other two at the very least.

  10. JB says:

    Cataclysm is one of my favourite games of all time. If I had the choice of Cataclysm getting the treatment or both Homeworld 1 & 2 getting the treatment, I would choice Cataclysm alone every single time.

    Thanks for looking in to this. One can hope that Cataclysm gets its day at some stage…

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome to the comments JB! Your post reminded me that I still need to actually PLAY Cataclysm, so I’m gonna make it a game of the month in one of the coming months! Yay!

      • Darren says:

        Game of the month! Game of the month! Game of the month!

        Lets start the chant now. Cat needs a light shone on it’s awesomeness.

  11. Puandorge says:

    I’ve also heard a lot about this game, but I could not find the opportunity to play at all. I only played Homeworld 1&2. Just out of curiosity, I watched the video of this game. I realized that I regret to never buying this game. I really want to play this game. Thank you for the information you share. (Sorry for my poor english)

  12. Hamooosh says:

    Back in November you said “Sigh, yeah, apparently someone else entirely has the rights.” – Who is that?
    It was the first Homeworld I played and, after playing the other 2, it’s definitely my favourite.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Welcome Hamooosh! As for the rights, we still couldn’t find a clear answer to that. :/

      • Darren says:

        The Homeworld IP was licensed to Barking Dog to create Cata. These ‘rights’ were never sold outright and any new IP generated was considered a derivative work and as such reverted to Relic at the end of production. The code is another story and is the component that is lost. Rumoured to be somewhere on the Rockstar servers.

        Cataclysm IP, because it is essentially Homeworld IP, is wholly owned by Gearbox Software.

        What has me tantalised is that I have seen a few reports of Gearbox people clamming up tighter than a drum when asked about Cataclysm at various conventions. I think something is in the wind.

        • Swifty says:

          Cataclysm 2?! With CE that contains the HD remake of the first one?!
          YES PLEASE! Take my money!

          • Darren says:

            That’s a good thought. Think about this publisher for a minute. Creator of Borderlands mucking around with a beast alien, massive seige cannons, transforming ships and space magic precursor races, LOTS of pew pew, an under dog protagonist and an engaging easily accessible narrative.

            SIGN ME UP NOW!!!

        • Hamooosh says:

          Oh Darren I hope you’re right! And thanks for the IP info.

  13. Alcor says:

    Since Homeworld 2 sucked and killed off basically any races that were ever awesome (fuck you Relic for leaving so many loose ends), I’m sad Cata never got the remastering treatment. Cata was my favorite of the entire set. I know Relic fanboys hated it for being a Barking Dog game, but I thought the Beast was the coolest thing since sliced bread.

  14. Jason says:

    Though Homeworld 1 is my favourite most replayed game of all time, A remastered Cataclysm is something I’ve been waiting for for a long time. Even just a stable vanilla version would be amazing that’d run on today’s rig. May those with the IP step forward and offer something up for us – Take our money dammit! ;)

Chime In!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.