About Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

A ground-based RTS prequel to the classic Homeworld games. Assemble your fleet and lead them to victory on the shifting sands of Kharak in this compelling strategy game. Crafted by Blackbird Interactive, a studio founded by veterans of Homeworld and Company of Heroes, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak takes players to the deserts of Kharak where danger lurks over every dune.

Game Information

Release Date: January 20, 2016
Developer: Blackbird Interactive
Publisher: Gearbox Software
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
Platforms: PC

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Media

A Prequel To Homeworld

The planet is dying, but deep in the southern sands of Kharak, an anomaly has been discovered. Could Kharak’s salvation lie in the desert? “The Coalition of the Northern kiithid” sends an expedition to investigate the finding deep within enemy-controlled territory. Join chief science officer Rachel S’jet as she leads an expedition across a 13 mission campaign to discover their destiny in this prequel from the original creators of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.

What People Are Saying About Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

  • Put simply, I love Deserts of Kharak. It succeeds where so many RTS games fail...

    IGN
    IGN
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is a deep, exciting, varied RTS with all the right tools.

    IGN
    IGN
  • A downright blast

    IGN
    IGN
  • Unprecedented beauty

    CG Magazine
    CG Magazine
  • It's Homeworld, but with sand, and it's one of the best RTS games in years.

    Kotaku
    Kotaku
  • ...it's one of the best RTS games in years.

    Kotaku
    Kotaku
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is amazing — there’s simply nothing else like it.

    Gaming Trend
    Gaming Trend
  • A graphical triumph

    Gaming Trend
    Gaming Trend
  • Homeworld veterans will feel right at home

    Gaming Nexus
    Gaming Nexus
  • A refreshing change from space combat

    Gaming Nexus
    Gaming Nexus