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Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensing a... - 3/14/2013 4:05:47 PM   
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Slitherine and Games Workshop, two giants in their respective specialist markets, have signed a deal to produce a strategy video game set in the popular Warhammer® 40,000® universe.

"This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best", said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group. "It's all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.

Details of the deal including the content and features of the game have not yet been announced, but development is already underway on multiple platforms, involving the best talents in design and development available to the Slitherine Group.

Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop said: “Slitherine are clearly established and successful masters of their genre of games, and there are many fans of their work here at GW. It’s a pleasure to work with such like minded individuals who share our passion for strategy games of all types”.
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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 4:53:11 PM   
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YES! I am so happy about this. My sons and I have enjoyed Warhammer for many moons.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 5:02:59 PM   
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Stop.





(war)Hammer time.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 5:07:53 PM   
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Welp, all the best of luck with it. I'll defer judgment until I know more.



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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 5:40:06 PM   
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I've played some Warhammer. Have a few of the titles still. Not my kind of game anymore but they are good for RTS games.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 6:04:00 PM   
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Please Dear god make it along the same as the tabletop game..tactical..but wego or turn based..buy and paint your own armies (paint through a progam in game software).

DON'T do an RTS for godsake.

Lets get WH40K to it's roots on the PC.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get a PC game similar to the tabletop game but animated and using all the PC power to make it into a superb experience.

I'd be bitterly disappointed if this goes either an Ipad mobile game only or some rts. I've thought for awhile now tabletop games are prime for PC conversion as the market out there is huge and yet untapped. No game has taken these tabletop games and made them like the tabletop game for years..last that came close where games like Chaos gate. You make the games like the tabletop version..and give the players a chance to customise the look of their soldiers and paint them etc..or onto a winner.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 6:21:39 PM   
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I would not mind seeing this go in the direction of, or similar to the Field of Glory series. Adpat the new engine to Warhammer.

You buy the basic game with different types of units and create armies just like FOG, expansions would be new armies and units, pretty simple.

We are a tactical bunch here and enjoy depth of play, not a twitch, zerg like RTS game...unless its Orcs zerging on space marines :)

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 6:31:51 PM   
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^^exactly..but be able to paint and customise abit.helmet or no helmet? Give out equipment..etc etc, destructible terrain...campaigns with units gaining experience with heroes and leaders etc etc.

Make an actual tactical wargame...

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 6:38:56 PM   
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It will be turn based and use our PBEM++ system. It will not be any form of RTS!

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 7:03:22 PM   
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HURRAH!

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 7:47:15 PM   
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quote:

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It will be turn based and use our PBEM++ system. It will not be any form of RTS!


Did you guys really expect anything else?

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 8:05:03 PM   
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Well cynicism kicks in sometimes..but I honestly feel your that right team for the job out of any developers\publishers.


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quote:

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It will be turn based and use our PBEM++ system. It will not be any form of RTS!


Did you guys really expect anything else?


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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 8:11:09 PM   
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i will buy em! love

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 8:12:25 PM   
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It will be turn based and use our PBEM++ system. It will not be any form of RTS!


Now I'm interested. Good deal!!!

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 8:54:01 PM   
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This is perfect for the iPad and mobile tablets as well as the PC .
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Please Dear god make it along the same as the tabletop game..tactical..but wego or turn based..buy and paint your own armies (paint through a progam in game software).

DON'T do an RTS for godsake.

Lets get WH40K to it's roots on the PC.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get a PC game similar to the tabletop game but animated and using all the PC power to make it into a superb experience.

I'd be bitterly disappointed if this goes either an Ipad mobile game only or some rts. I've thought for awhile now tabletop games are prime for PC conversion as the market out there is huge and yet untapped. No game has taken these tabletop games and made them like the tabletop game for years..last that came close where games like Chaos gate. You make the games like the tabletop version..and give the players a chance to customise the look of their soldiers and paint them etc..or onto a winner.



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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 9:32:10 PM   
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As long as the PC shows it's strengths over Ipad..also I'd rather play on a screen I can see...;)

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 10:20:44 PM   
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Personally, I'd like to see a Battlefleet Gothic game. We've seen so many variations on the basic tabletop 40K game (some good, some bad), but not this one.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/14/2013 10:51:01 PM   
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Would be very cool indeed..you never know Slitherine could I'm sure look into other GW titles.. I see BG asked for alot for a PC conversion.
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Personally, I'd like to see a Battlefleet Gothic game. We've seen so many variations on the basic tabletop 40K game (some good, some bad), but not this one.


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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/15/2013 2:46:58 AM   
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Yes!! I can't wait. Warhammer 40k turned based game. I wonder what scale they will be using??? I can't wait to hear more.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/15/2013 5:06:48 AM   
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UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Not that hideous beast!!? GW's legendary sense of humor has its moments in spite of their cash-cow "warhammer" scam!

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/15/2013 7:56:47 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins


quote:

ORIGINAL: Iain McNeil
It will be turn based and use our PBEM++ system. It will not be any form of RTS!


Did you guys really expect anything else?


As long as it is not another Rites of War aka Panzergeneral clone. While i did enjoy that at the time of the release i have seen it once already.

So i'm hoping for either a Chaos Gate gameplay style or a grandstrategy.

Anyway, i hope it becomes something great. :)

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/15/2013 9:30:28 AM   
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Brilliant news! Looking forward to an in depth Warhammer 40k game.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/17/2013 3:04:19 PM   
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Sorry, but I can't applaud a deal with a bunch of trademark trolls.

Why not dump the deal, steal all their ideas (if you can find any original ones), then try and claim copyright on them under a common phrase like, erm.. how about SPACE MARINES? Oops no, that's been taken.

Just a thought.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/17/2013 4:54:32 PM   
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"Trademark troll" is unfair; if GW did nothing but sue people, then it might apply, but they do put out overpriced bits of plastic in shiny boxes too...

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/17/2013 6:56:41 PM   
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Fair point. Part-time trademark trolls, then.

For those who missed it, here's the epic saga of Spots the Space Marine.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 3/18/2013 9:16:37 AM   
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Fair point. Part-time trademark trolls, then.

For those who missed it, here's the epic saga of Spots the Space Marine.


So uhm, "they" own the phrase "Space Marine"... Tsssk. Not very fair is it? A Space Marine is just what is says it is, a marine in space, so it definitely belongs to the public domain.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 10/15/2013 8:06:05 AM   
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Please do the fantasy stuff of warhammer first, not those stupid space marines. Everytime I hear space marines I think of Alien's II and Stormship Troopers Avalon Hill game (which sucked btw) Omens of War or that Rat game will be just fine.

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RE: Slitherine links with Games Workshop on new licensi... - 10/15/2013 2:08:37 PM   
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Little late for that...

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