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THQ auctioning remaining IP on April 1

THQ auctioning remaining IP on April 1

Wed 27 Feb 2013 3:32am GMT / 10:32pm EST / 7:32pm PST
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Darksiders, Red Faction, and more going on sale in April

THQ has announced that all of the company's remaining intellectual property (IP) will be sold in a court-supervised auction. Available IP includes the Darksiders, Red Faction, and Homeworld franchises, and is being sold off in six separate lots.

Initial bids must be submitted by April 1, with final bids required by April 15. Once the bidding process is complete, the sales will be presented to the Court for approval. THQ expects to complete the sale process by mid-May.

The six lots are as follows:

Lot 1: Red Faction

  • Red Faction
  • Red Faction Armageddon
  • Red Faction 2
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Lot 2: Homeworld

  • Homeworld
  • Homeworld 2

Lot 3: MX

  • MX Alive
  • MX vs ATV Untamed
  • MX Superfly featuring Ricky Carmichael
  • MX vs. ATV Alive Tournament
  • MX Unleashed
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed
  • MX vs ATV Reflex
  • MX vs. ATV: On The Edge

Lot 4: Darksiders

  • Darksiders
  • Darksiders 2

Lot 5: Other Owned Software

  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • Elements of Destruction
  • All Star Cheer Squad 2
  • Fantastic Pets
  • All Star Karate
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 1
  • Full Spectrum Warrior 2: Ten Hammers
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Beat City
  • Juiced
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights
  • Big Beach Sports
  • Big Beach Sports 2
  • Lock's Quest: Construction Combat
  • Big Family Games
  • Neighborhood Games
  • Crawler
  • Pax Imperia
  • de Blob
  • de Blob 2
  • Stuntman: Ignition
  • Summoner
  • Summoner 2
  • Deadly Creatures
  • Deep Six
  • Terranium
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon
  • The Outfit
  • Titan Quest
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
  • uDraw
  • Dood's Big Adventure
  • World of Zoo
  • Drawn to Life
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter

Lot 6: Licensed Software

  • Costume Quest
  • Stacking
  • Scripps Spelling Bee (Scripps)
  • Daniel X (SueJack)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
  • Deepak Chopra's Leela (Curious Holdings)
  • Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time! (Harper Collins)
  • Supreme Commander
  • Supreme Commander Forged Alliance
  • Jeopardy
  • Jeopardy 2
  • The Biggest Loser
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Truth or Lies
  • Let's Ride Best of Breed
  • Vampire Legends: Power of Three (dtp)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Wheel of Fortune 2
  • World of Zoo
  • Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase
  • Worms 2
  • Worms Battle Islands
  • Worms Open Warfare
  • Worms: A Space Oddity
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 (Team 17)
  • Nexuiz
  • Paws & Claws Marine Rescue
  • Paws & Claws Pampered Pets Resort 3D
  • PurrPals 2
  • Rio
  • You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision)
  • Rocket Riot
  • Screwjumper (Frozen Codebase)

10 Comments

Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer

482 293 0.6
Homeworld is probably a good one to grab as is darksiders but, picking April 1st as the date is a little too red nose day!

Posted:A year ago

#1

Tom Keresztes Programmer

683 335 0.5
How can they sell Nexuiz when it is an open source game licenced for a commercial release?

Posted:A year ago

#2
Homeworld! That is going to be the pick of the bunch.

Posted:A year ago

#3
So... what exactly are they selling? Publishing rights? IP rights? Does this include revenue from back-catalog sales?

There is no point acquiring IP for a "licensed" game, if it doesn't include the rights to use the license!

Lot 5 interests me the most - I wonder how much that will go for in the end.

Ironically, playing Darksiders II now. Although the game has heaps of potential, it just feels incredibly rushed and unpolished to me. Frustration is greatly exceeding any enjoyment I'm getting from it.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Thomas Kennedy Unemployed (Seeking work)

8 10 1.3
If the whats going to be sold means things like its game engine then Red faction is going to be a big one just for the Geo-mod engine, there's a lot of potential for that thing

Posted:A year ago

#5
any idea on the expected cost per lot?

Posted:A year ago

#6

Robert Ilott Build & CM Engineer, Criterion Games

25 49 2.0
I take it that it's an error that World of Zoo is apparently in Lot 5 and Lot 6.

I'm hoping Sega pick up Homeworld since they are rapidly becoming a solid RTS publisher. It would be nice if they gave the rights back to Relic and said "There you go. Go nuts with it for Homeworld 3."

Posted:A year ago

#7

Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,193 1,170 0.5
Homeworld needs to get snapped up and done as some sort of multiplatform game, I say. Given the emphasis on "second screen" experiences (now available everywhere, like it or not, whee!), it's a perfect fit for a wider range of systems and provided it's not dumbed down (or has a difficulty curve that encourages console users to dive in and experiment with more than one tactic) it can do well at bringing this sort of game an even wider appeal.

Hell, Japan has had space sims on consoles for decades, so it's time we saw a game like Homeworld pop up and surprise players of all levels with how great something so deep can be.

The "Other Owned Software" stuff made me smile, laugh and cringe a little. Some of those were decent enough IP (innovative, too - Deadly Creatures, the de Blob, Summoner, Stuntman, Drawn to Life and Full Spectrum Warrior games for starters), but others may not even get touched because no one will no what to do with them.

Posted:A year ago

#8

Private VIdeo Games

103 14 0.1
I want Stuntman!

Posted:A year ago

#9

Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer

482 293 0.6
@Michael

was it :-

All Star Cheer Squad
All Star Cheer Squad2

that caught your eye ;)

Posted:A year ago

#10

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