Games Workshop has something in the mix. I'm not quite sure what it is, but it looks like it might be interesting, and has to do with 40k.


There is more to be found.... I've posted all I could about it.

via Dangermouse425 from the Faeit 212 inbox
Hi Natfka,
Read this in this morning's The Times on a small blurb on p33 of their Business section.

"Games' Virtual Advance

Games Workshop, the maker of table-top miniatures, has signed a licensing deal with Zattikka to develop 3D free-to-play computer games based on the former's Warhammer 40,000 game. Zattikka, an AIM-quoted developer, said that the deal would stretch across PC and Mac platforms, as well as tablet computers."

I'm not sure what it's related to, but thought I'd let you know.

All the best,

Dangermouse425



via Zattikka

Zattikka signs digital publishing agreement with Games Workshop®
ZATTIKKA PLC ('ZATTIKKA' OR THE 'COMPANY')
LONDON, MARCH 12, 2013

Zattikka, the digital games entertainment group, is pleased to announce it has signed a license agreement with Games Workshop®, the UK quoted specialist of fantasy tabletop miniatures, games and novels, to develop tactical, 3D isometric, free to play games based on the gigantic city leveling Titans from their world renowned Warhammer® 40,000® universe.

Warhammer 40,000 is one of the most recognisable ‘science-fantasy world’ genres and forms the basis of a number of Games Workshop’s tabletop, role-play, board, card and gaming products. Today’s announcement will see Zattikka develop a game incorporating single, multi-player and social gaming modes, delivering both single and chain mission tactical experiences across a broad platform range, including PC/Mac and tablets.

The game will be developed in the Company’s US game studios, and is expected to launch next year. Zattikka will also develop additional downloadable content, designed to prolong the gaming experience well after its initial launch.

The Warhammer 40,000 franchise was originally launched in 1987 and now boasts a huge range of products including world leading wargames, New York Times bestselling novels, and multi million unit selling video games, as well as multiple card, board and roleplaying games.

Mark Opzoomer, CEO of Zattikka commented:

"We are delighted to be working with Games Workshop on such a prestigious and important gaming franchise. Warhammer 40,000 is one of the most globally recognisable science fantasy genres, appealing to a broad cross section of gamers.”

Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing of Games Workshop commented:

"Titans have been around since the early days of Warhammer 40,000 when they first appeared in our ‘Adeptus Titanicus’ game, and have been a firm fan favourite ever since. Seeing these massive engines of destruction fight it out in an online game is going to be fantastic.”

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    1. Space Hulk? Did you even read any of this?

      Its going to have Titans duking it out ;)

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    2. Full Control announced they were doing Space Hulk 4 months back:
      http://toucharcade.com/2013/03/04/the-toucharcade-show-bonus-a-chat-with-the-developers-of-the-upcoming-space-hulk/

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  2. I'm looking forward for more announcements from the studio, and maybe some schedule. I imagine they will not release anything within next 6 months but again i don't want to wait 2 years for iphone app with a small tap tap game.

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  3. Adeptus Titanicus for the digital age? Yes please!

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  4. Forget Wolrd of Tanks, we'll have World of Titans!!

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  5. Throw in some Tau titans and we have ... GUNDAM!

    Sorry - I have been afflicted with tau fever.

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  6. I wonder if it will work on android?

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  7. Gotta agree with several previous posters. Looks like it'll be mechwarrior with w40k skins.

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  8. I'm intrigued GW is doing a free to play game. I've seen friends drop 50-100 dollars on free to play games that are sufficiently engaging and competitive, Clash of Clans is the clear standout in that arena right now. Hopefully the emulate more of that and less of the Farmville style BS.

    We'll have to wait and see I suppose. 2014 isn't that long away at least.

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  9. Does sound more like a facebook app game... but could be fun, and of course anything free by GW is always great (what's that you say? nothing has ever been free?... lol)... and yeah, if it is one of those "pay to level up faster" games, I am sure they will make some $$ or pounds or what-have-you... and agreed, hopefully it isn't a farm game but a battle simulator or World of Tanks style with titans...

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    1. "Free to play" usually means "pay to win". They have already hinted at downloads extending life of the game which usually means "we are going to micromilk the arse out of it.

      Don't be fooled by the word free. It is rarely anything but and with GW involved, you said it yourself, it is highly unlikely this will be a game you can enjoy at no cost.

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  10. OH MY GOD! Nerdgasam! Titans got me into 40k, this might just get me back online at home.

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  12. Free to play? That don't sound like them...

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  13. Yeah this sounds terrible... so Gdub goes from Relic's Dawn of War to a facebook game...

    i think it clear someone inside GW is trying to sink the company.

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  14. Sure there was a press release stating it would be about titans, I expect microtransactions to be a big part of it.

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  15. ADEPTUS TITANICUS!!!
    I know this is asking for a miracle, but I hope they dont bugger it up!

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  16. It'll just be a tower defense game with titans.

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  17. I don't see why everyone's being so pessimistic about it.
    The news is: GW's making a game.
    Everyone's reaction: IT'S GOING TO SUCK, PAY-TO-WIN CLONE

    We know nothing. At least pretend to not be joyless, pessimistic trolls. Why spend so much time interacting and keeping up with something you hate?

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  18. It will be more than just a cheap loooking facebook game

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