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The Angel Moon Logo by Norsehound The Angel Moon Logo by Norsehound
As I continue the onward march to Hiigara (Homeworld's 10 year anniversary is on the 28th), I decided to put this up.

After noticing the logo on the splash page of the Homeworld 1 install was different from the one I used on the older versions of the Homeworld map, I decided to archive all the versions of the angel moon logo I could find. Homeworld 1 uses no less than four versions of the angel moon logo.

From top to bottom, left to right;

The first is on the pedestal that held the guidestone, found in the ruins of the Khar-Toba. We can guess this was also the sigil of the ancient Hiigaran empire. I tried my best to trace it in Illustrator, but this is the hardest of the angel moons to logo (Every other logo after it was vector-based).

The second one is the graphic used on the install, for the GOTY CD cover, for the startup icon, and the logo for Fleet Intelligence in the game. Basically, this is HW1's logo.

The third logo is actually in a minor location; on the main menu for Homeworld 1 in the lower-right corner. It was so different in the dimensions of the wings that I decided to document it as a variant.

The Forth logo I didn't know where it came from, until I opened the Homeworld 1 manual and found it. This is the 'modern' HW1 logo, and is used mostly whenever anyone references HW1. The change between this and the "First" HW1 logo are principally in merging the spheres with the wings.

The Fifth logo was on the splash page for a countdown to information on Homeworld 2. The date came and went with no information, but the logo remained. Apparently this logo was the alpha version of the game before HW2 was scrapped and re-designed from the ground up.

The sixth logo is the one that made it into the final retail version of the game. Used for the badges, any official Hiigaran logo, etx. Wider than the HW1 versions, with the feathers of the guidestone pedestal and HW2 alpha.

New!
The Seventh Logo here is present on the interceptor drawn by Dave Cheong, on behalf of Relic to thank the fans for a decade of dedication for Homeworld. The Interceptor is new, so is the logo, and this is my attempt to replicate it. Since it IS from Relic, and IS an Angel-Moon derivative, it MUST be included here and before RedPanther's HW:E logo.

The Eighth Logo is actually unofficial; it was made by OneRedPanther when rumors were abound of a Homeworld Massive Multiplayer Online game. While I oppose MMORPGs and don't want Homeworld anywhere near them (noting what happened to the Warcraft universe when WoW happened), I nevertheless thought the logo was interesting enough to include as a mutation of the Angel Moon.

Onward we march to Hiigara: Our Home.
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Sympli-Me Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
any shot at getting these uploaded as PS shapes?
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Old-Android-Online Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I'd just like to add that *I* made that spiral arm galaxy logo. I don't remember my Relicnews alias (this *was* back in 2002 or so) but it may have been "Android"? I'd 3D-modelled one of the ships in the HW1 cutscenes with this logo part of the texture and put images of it on the forums. OneRedPanther asked for a copy of the logo and I sent him one. No big deal, but that's what happened.

Cheers,
Andreas K
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I wonder if there will be another HW game.
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zloypolzun Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great work)
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
outstanding job Norsehound, always a great pleasure to see your work. If I may, do you think we'll ever get an HW3? I replayed HW2 recently and therefore spent a lot more time on sites involving HW stuff, and im not one who would know it's status before, but it seems the franchise's following is...expanding?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I think we won't see a Homeworld 3.

In spite of all the fan-cheering and mass-hoping, the trend for Relic is to continue to develop Warhammer 40K titles. Since 2004, only three of their games have been exceptions to the Warhammer title (all of them being from World War 2).

This tells me Relic has turned into nothing more than a video game-producing arm for Games Workshop. Any originality that made the Homeworld series is long gone from Relic, and as they hold the license to the Homeworld universe, it's not likely another Homeworld game as we know it will be made.

Bad enough that Relic is no longer being original for themselves, but worse that Games Workshop is effectively responsible for eating that great universe. One of the major reasons (the other being price gouging) I hate GW.
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
ya never know man, no one wants to admit it but DOW's getting old as shit, and space marine was cool but they still say theyre makin RTS's, the next of which will be announced soon supposedly. people say COH revive but idk....one can hope.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
It will be Dawn of War 3, which was announced last month apparently. I just don't think Modern Relic has it in themselves to be creative that way. The magic that made Homeworld is long gone, and if they did force a Homeworld sequel it would be as bad to the spirit of the game as Cataclysm was. It wouldn't feel the same.

I have more faith in the design studio where all the brains that made Homeworld are staying: Blackbird Interactive.

But if Relic were to come together and make an original title -any original title- then I'd have some hope for the company's prospects. I just can't have faith in them when they're under Games Workshop control.
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I never knew about blackbird- thanks for sharing man! I read that they hired 4 artists, all havin a part in Homeworld so this I'll have to stay tuned to...in a "set as temporary new home page" sort of way :P
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
There's nothing on the BBI site as far as I knew, just their logo.

There is also a US Blackbird interactive unrelated to the Homeworld team one.

More info here: [link]
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
how fricken rad! some seriously cool shit, I wonder if somethin like this was coming all along, with them choosing those massive monster trucks(of all aesthetic possiblilites for vehicles, sci fi ones nonetheless) as the recon vehicles in the HW2 animated comics.... Thanks for enlightening me sir, I do enjoy our chats :D
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Ereunity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Just thought you guys might be interested.

SEGA is thinking of acquiring Relic, and with their successes with games such as Total War, I'm actually hopeful we might get a Homeworld 3.
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boohey12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
join the homeworld 3 fan page on facebook

[link]
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I don't need to join a facebook page for anyone to know my wishes and hopes for Homeworld.

I see that group as any other Homeworld 2 mod effort to make Homeworld 3 out of it. A group of unorganized fans with various talents who won't come up with anything other than their mutual desire for HW3. It won't amount to anything other than discussions and unfulfilled dreams.
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boohey12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
No need in being a tit about it, "no its ok" will do
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Kasterborous Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
The only reason I played EVE Online for a while was because it was the closest thing to a Homeworld MMPORPG out there. Love those games.
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TheBlackPh0enix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the game... Let's hope we'll get a Homeworld 3. :D
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derekristow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
You know, looking at these side by side makes me think that maybe the wings are a metaphor. The bird whose wings were clipped has healed and been set free again.
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labgnome Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
The Guidesone and Homeworld 2 Promotional Image logo seem the most similar, with the GS logo's wings more stylistic and the HW2PI wings being more naturalistic. They could represent a Hiigaran version of a "Great Seal", an all encompassing symbol of their culture. I can see the older variant being used by the old pre-exile Hiigaran culture, and the newer on being commissioned by the exiles after they returned. I'm personally partial to the more naturalistic design.

The Homeworld CD Logo, Main Menu Logo and Game Manual all seem to be very simplistic and stylistic variations of each other. The Main Menu and Game Manual Icons seem the most similar, with the wings on the GM icon filled in and thicker like the CD icon. Taken together these three symbols look like they are examples of a "Hiigaran Glyph" not dissimilar to the real life glyphs used for planets. Perhaps uses by the Hiigarans to denote their planet or system astronomically. I like the Main Menu Logo the best for the purposes of a glyph.

Then there is the Homeworld 2 Angle Moon Badge while simplistic and stylistic follows its own design and seems to have been taken naturalistic features from the Homewold 2 Promotional Image simplified with stylistic feathers around the edge. The badge seems to function as the Hiigaran Emblem, or possibly the Emblem of the Hiigaran Military. I think stylistically it's one of my favorites and dose a very good iconic job of representing Homeworld.

Finally there is the Homeworld: Empire logo, witch seems to take stylistic features from the Angel Moon Badge and incorporate the simple stylistic depiction of the Homeworld Galaxy on the Guidestone. With the Hiigarans in command of Progenitor technolgy at the end of Homeworld 2 they are likely posed to become the dominant political, military and social influence on their galaxy. I like this one as a logo for the Homeworld Galaxy, presumably M 51.

Though I'm not all about MMORPG's I did enjoy EVE Online, and I could think of some possibilities that might work.
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CarrionTrooper Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
I see echoes of Egyptian stuff there. The 'winged scarab', the cherubim, Ra's sun disk...
I haven't played HW, but tell me, are the Hiigarans somewhat like egyptians? Call me curious.
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VincentGordon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
great designs. They are really true to the awesome cool game
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, no doubt.
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D4RKST0RM99 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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ArtuisMorio Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
first computer game i ever bought, loved it
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goat89 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Onward to Hiigara. Brings a tear to me eye... the anniversary comes... remember... remember...
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TorisLaCroix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Well, it's not bad idea Homeworld MMO. But I'm not sure in WHICH time he/she wanna place it. I hope it will be between 0-5HLY. Why? Because these times - and ships - are more interesting that these in Homeworld II. Let's say that, even H2 have better graphic, it lost somewhere that awesome climax of H1.

And, well. I WANT PLAY AS TURANIC RAIDER! :D
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