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 for PC from Blackbird Interactive.

The game was developed by Blackbird Interactive using Unity and published by Gearbox software and was released on Steam January 20th 2016 with 80(ish) Metacritic rating as well as 82% approval rating by the Steam users. I was there as part of a 3 month internship from end of July to end of October 2015.

My Role

Programmer (intern) on the Systems team. I was responsible for some areas of the UI and a tool for the campaign designers as well as various bug fixes around the code base.


  • Getting familiar with the AAA pipeline.
  • Finding workarounds for issues relating to Unity.
  • Building maintainable code with close to 0 allocations.
  • Working with designers (who are using visual programming languages).