Homeworld 3

RELEASE: May 2024
PUBLISHER: Gearbox Publishing
PLATFORM: PC

The long awaited sequel to the series, this new entry in the Homeworld franchise will continue the powerful space epic of a people journeying home, while offering best-in-class space combat and visuals. Fans will find everything they know and love from Homeworld, reimagined for the modern age in Unreal Engine: enigmatic megastructures to navigate through and use as cover; jaw-dropping environments on a massive scale; upgraded ballistics simulation etc.

MINECRAFT LEGENDS

RELEASED: 2023
PUBLISHER: Mojang & Xbox Game Studios
PLATFORMS: PC & Gen 8/9 Consoles

Minecraft Legends is a brand-new entry into the Minecraft universe, in collaboration with Mojang, and coming to all major platforms. This exciting new action strategy game allows players to explore a gentle land of rich resources and lush biomes on the brink of destruction, gather allies, and lead them in strategic battles to save the Overworld from the ravenous piglins!

Hardspace: Shipbreaker

RELEASED: 2022
PUBLISHER: Focus Entertainment
PLATFORMS: PC & Gen 9 Consoles

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a one-of-a-kind first-person spaceship salvaging game, offering a strong sense of place through highly interactive physics-driven hazardous environments, immersive audio, and a three-dimensional approach to problem-solving in Zero-G. Wield dangerous tools in this sandbox of creative destruction, which blends a bold narrative with innovative gameplay like no other work sim out there.

EARTHLESS

RELEASE: TBD
PUBLISHER: N/A
PLATFORMS: PC (Early Access)

Earthless is a sci-fi roguelike deckbuilder where humankind has been thrust into the cosmic wind on a fleet of starships captained by you. To find a new home, you must draw your own path through the stars and play the hand you’re dealt. You are our hope in the darkness.

UNANNOUNCED PROJECTS

Work In Progress

Top secret projects in the making with some of the biggest studios &/or publishers in the world!

Project #1 revisits the legacy of a beloved strategy IP.

Project #2 brings an iconic third-person action series into the modern era.

Project #3 makes the most of our technical know-how.

Incubating

The next round of original IP from Blackbird Interactive

Project #1 is a co-op game full of awe-inspiring beasts and traversal.

Project #2 is a co-op open-world battle racer!

Project #3 puts a new spin on a fan-favourite.

Exciting stuff, right? Want to work on one of these projects? Join us!

HOMEWORLD: DESERTS OF KHARAK

RELEASED: 2016
PUBLISHER: Gearbox Publishing
PLATFORM: PC

The prequel to the cult series that pioneered 3D real-time strategy, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak tells the origin story of the Hiigaran people as they set for the stars. Atmospheric sci-fi universe, massive vistas, and thoughtful tactical combat combine to provide an engrossing single-player and multiplayer experience – including a story-rich campaign with high quality cutscenes.

Crossfire: Legion

RELEASED: 2022
PUBLISHER: Smilegate Entertainment & Prime Matter
PLATFORM: PC

Crossfire: Legion has been codeveloped with and for Smilegate, leveraging their Crossfire IP and its background of military conglomerates fighting for supremacy across a shattered version of the near future. In this classic RTS, players can test their creativity against others in a wide range of multiplayer modes, ranging from competitive to co-op – but also engage in a single-player campaign featuring BBI’s trademark knack for cinematic storytelling.

MINECRAFT EARTH

ENDED: 2021
PUBLISHER: Mojang & XBox Game Studios
PLATFORM: Mobile

BBI supported Mojang and Microsoft in developing this large-scale mobile title leveraging geolocation and VR to bring Minecraft into the real world. Aside from external dev support on the Bedrock Engine, BBI helped design the Crafting, Smelting, and Challenge features.

PROJECT EAGLE

RELEASED: 2017
COLLABORATOR: NASA JPL
PLATFORM: PC

Project Eagle was created in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Grounded in real possibilities, informed by actual satellite data and feedback from scientists about the constraints for building human habitation on Mars, it simulates an operational colony with an extreme attention to detail. The project was demoed by NASA and BBI at the 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit and later on released for free on Steam to celebrate the Mars InSight landing

BEYOND GAMES

Side Projects

R&D and fun endeavours BBI has had a hand in!

Cinemachine was originally developped at BBI for Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, before being acquired by Unity and rolled into their toolset.

Sanctuary AI aims to develop General Machine Intelligence for robots – for which BBI created a simulated training environment.

Eatart is a non-profit art collective that creates implausibly large and wondrous engineering projects, previously hosted in our overflow studio.

Community Programs

Supporting the local indie dev scene and talent

The Women In Game Design Scholarship was created by the Vancouver Film School, Blackbird Interactive, The Coalition, and A Thinking Ape.

The Indigenous Scholarship in Video Games was created by the Vancouver Film School, Blackbird Interactive, Timbre Games, and East Side Games.

Quiver Games is a regular partner of ours, organizing workshops and game jams aimed at budding game developers!