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The Freespace series was developed by Volition, Inc. You may have heard of Volition before (or maybe not) due to the success of several of their games, including both the Red Faction series (which hasn’t been doing so well lately) and the Saints Row series (which attained good sales with the release of Saints Row: The Third). Volition’s admirable pedigree began with Descent: Freespace – The Great War. And let me tell you, it was great, both in gameplay and scope.
About ten years ago, I had a stunning revelation. It happened, as all important revelation necessarily do, while I was sitting on my porcelain throne. I had just finished a mission in Homeworld prior to my engagement with the porcelain throne and had thoroughly trounced the opposing fleet. I found myself daydreaming and imagining myself in the position of a fighter pilot blasting alien ships out of space. That’s when I realized that I had transposed the Freespace universe into the Homeworld universe. If you have played both of these games, then I may have just blown your mind. Enter HomeSpace.
If you talk to space game fans, chances are they have heard of Homeworld and Freespace. These exceptional titles took space games to whole new levels of strategy and playability, albeit in two very different genres.