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While the lion's share of THQ was sold back in January, with most of its major studios being picked up by other publishers, there were some properties that were left on the auction house floor. Chief among the game licenses that weren't bought, at least in our eyes, was Relic's fantabulous space-based RTS Homeworld. While Relic itself was bought by Sega the license to the game was not bundled with the company.

Well, all those leftover licenses are going up for auction to be picked over by those with the money to back up their bids. Check out the full list of properties below.

The bidding will be broken into four lots and won't begin till 1 April. Two weeks later, on the 15 April, it will all be decided, we'll know who will own the license to sell and develop new games in the following franchises:

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)

We know that Double Fine were interested in THQ's bankruptcy filing before its January auction because they were looking at picking up the rights to their games Stacking and Costume Quest. They may not be the only developer looking to regain ownership of their old projects.

Cheers, PC Gamer.

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