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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is out and the reviews are in! See what some of your favorite outlets are saying about the game:

  • PC Gamer - 90/100 -- "A great tactical RTS with all the gorgeous aesthetics and atmosphere of the original series."
     
  • GameSpot - 9/10 -- "Kharak chisels the genre down to its bare essentials and iterates upon them with tenacious precision, making for a real-time strategy masterpiece."
     
  • IGN -- 8.8/10 -- "Put simply, I love Deserts of Kharak." 
     
  • Kotaku -- "It's Homeworld, but with sand, and it's the best new RTS game in years."
     
  • Game Watcher 8.5/10 -- "In many ways it feels like a modern Westwood classic, but most importantly it evokes the same feelings of complex strategy that you might have had when playing the original Homeworld games."
     
  • Destructoid 7.5/10 -- "... the campaign is well executed for veterans and newbies alike, proving that over a decade without Homeworld is far too long."
     
  • Gaming Trend 95/100 -- "...this original and inventive prequel reinvents the series in a way I hardly even hoped could be possible. It's fresh but familiar. It's Homeworld, but it's something new."
     
  • Gaming Nexus 8.8/10 -- "Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak tells one of the better science fiction narratives I've seen in a real time strategy game...Minor gripes aside, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is one of the more compelling real-time strategy games I've played in some time."
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We're excited to announce that our very own Randy Pitchford will be joined by the one-and-only Penn Jillette to open up the 2016 Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' D.I.C.E. 2016 Summit!

"Setting the stage as the Wednesday Opening Conference Keynote will be a special presentation by two friends: Penn Jillette, author, actor and half of legendary magic team Penn & Teller, and Randy Pitchford, magician, co-founder and president of Gearbox Software. Discussing "Assumptions and Expectations with Interactivity and Magic," this session will incorporate some lessons in misdirection of attention, expectation disruption and just plain old-fashioned lying. Jillette and Pitchford will then lead members of the audience through a magic trick that will move from the live theater to virtual reality."

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Homeworld: Desert of Kharak's interactive Expedition Guide and Official Soundtrack are now available for purchase on Steam! These pieces of companion content are treated as DLC, so you'll need the full version of the game to access them.

Expedition Guide

This Steam companion application to Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak features detailed backstory and lore to the Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Operation Khadiim, the expedition to the Jaraci Object, as well as exclusive 'making-of' content! Click here to learn more.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Official Soundtrack

This is the official soundtrack of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak soundtrack, composed by the one-and-only Paul Ruskay! The soundtrack includes over 100 tracks from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, as well as 15 bonus tracks -- all in .MP3 and FLAC format. Get more info on the official soundtrack here.

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is out now on Windows PC! Lead the expedition that started it all in Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, a ground-based sci-fi RTS from Blackbird Interactive, a studio founded by veterans of the Homeworld and Company of Heroes franchises!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak takes players to the deserts of Kharak where danger lurks over every dune. Before you can find your Homeworld, you must first unlock the secrets of the desert. Pick up your copy today on Steam!

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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Announcing the Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Expedition Guide -- a Steam companion app to Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak that features detailed backstory, lore, exclusive 'making-of' content, and more!

Pre-order Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and receive the Expedition Guide for free when the game releases on January 20! The Expedition Guide will also be made available for standalone purchase at a later date.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

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Get a sneak peek at Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak's Artifact Retrieval multiplayer mode from Blackbird Interactive's Rory McGuire (Lead Game Designer) and Jonathan Dowdeswell (Executive Producer).

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now and receive a free copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection!

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Check out the latest story trailer for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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Blackbird Interactive's CEO Rob Cunningham and Lead Designer Rory McGuire sat down with IGN and GameSpot to give you a first look at gameplay from Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. Check out the two-part series below:

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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Get an intimate look at the creation of Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak and learn how the team at Blackbird Interactive brought the feeling of Homeworld to the deserts of Kharak in this new behind-the-scenes developer diary!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is coming to Windows PC on January 20. Pre-order now on Steam and receive a FREE copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak pre-orders.

For the latest news and updates on Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, follow Homeworld on Facebook and Twitter.

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The world is at war. But there is hope -- an object has been detected deep in the Great Banded Desert. Learn more about the expedition that started it all in this new story trailer for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a new ground-based RTS prequel to Homeworld coming to Windows PC on January 20, 2016. Pre-order Deserts of Kharak on Steam and receive a copy of Homeworld Remastered Collection for free! Existing Homeworld Remastered Collection owners will instead receive 20% off their Deserts of Kharak order!

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