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Slitherine making Warhammer 40k game

By Brendan Sinclair

Slitherine making Warhammer 40k game

Thu 14 Mar 2013 4:29pm GMT / 12:29pm EDT / 9:29am PDT

Turn-based strategy game confirmed as Games Workshop adopts less exclusive licensing approach

With the demise of THQ, questions arose about the fate of the Warhammer video game license. One of those has been answered today, as Slitherine today announced a deal with Games Workshop to create a game based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

Few details about the game were revealed, but development is already underway, and it will be a turn-based strategy game released for multiple platforms. A strategy specialist known for series like Close Combat and Panzer Corps, Slitherine has said it has its best talent devoted to the project.

Games Workshop has been busy on the licensing front of late. Earlier this week, the company announced a deal with Zattikka to create tactical free-to-play games based on the Warhammer 40,000 brand. Last year, it announced a deal with Sega's Creative Assembly studio to produce multiple games based on the Warhammer fantasy license. It also has a new adaptation of the Talisman board game in the works at Nomad Games.

UPDATE: A Games Workshop representative contacted GamesIndustry International to provide a comment on the company's new less exclusive approach to licensing.

"The days of monolithic Warhammer or Warhammer 40,000 licenses on all platforms are behind us," the representative said. "In the future, games based on our properties will be platform and subject specic, which is great news as it means there are far more opportunities than before."

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So, another strategy game? I know that WH40k is primarily a strategy battle game, but we could use more action-oriented titles set in this universum. Space Marine was brilliant in that respect, I would love to see more games like this.

Posted:3 years ago


Michail Mavronas 3D artist

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They definitely need to make it an action W40k game :) Even though the IP hasn't evolved a lot, it is still a great universe to explore in 1st/3rd person.

Posted:3 years ago


Ian Lambert Software Engineer, Criterion Games

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While we're talking about Games Workshop licensing, I'll give a little shout out for Warhammer Quest on iOS by Rodeo - good fun, good use of the license. Still not quite sure how three of my party losing their a toe each only lasted for one dungeon though...

Posted:3 years ago


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