Infos about Ariochs Homeworld Shipyards
My name is Jim Francis (also known around the net as "Arioch"), and I run
the Homeworld Shipyards website. I work
professionally as a software engineer in Silicon Valley in Northern
California, and I do some digital artwork in my spare time in addition to
working on the Shipyards.
I first became involved with Homeworld when I visited the old official site
sometime in 1998, and downloaded some of the early gameplay videos. I had
seen screenshots in magazines and noted they were pretty (and I've always
been interest in spaceships), but never really had any idea how the game
might actually work. Seeing the videos really got me intrigued, and I
followed a link at the official site to a page hosted at what was then
Homeworld.org called the Homeworld Ships Page, run by Barney Hawes. Barney
had gone through the various screenshots and classified the ships. I thought
that was really cool, and I noted where he'd made a few errors in
classification and sent him an email about it; he sent me an email back
asking if I wanted to help out with the site. I agreed, and in very short
order I was pretty much running the site.
After Homeworld was released, Homeworld.org went through the change to
RelicNews.com, and the Ships page disappeared. When Cataclysm was announced,
I started a Homeworld: Cataclysm Ships Page on my own domain
(Well-of-Souls.com), and that site eventually transformed into what is
currently Homeworld Shipyards, a reference on ships from all of the games of
the Homeworld series, past and future.