Warhammer 40,000 universe coming to mobile

The Warhammer 40,000 universe has enjoyed some success on the PC, particularly with the Dawn of War franchise. But Roadhouse interactive now wants to bring the world of Space Marines and Orks to smartphones and tablets.

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The Warhammer 40,000 universe has enjoyed some success on the PC, particularly with the Dawn of War franchise. But Roadhouse interactive now wants to bring the world of Space Marines and Orks to smartphones and tablets.

The company entered into a licensing deal with Games Workshop today to create a "side-scrolling action game" following a Space Marine through an endless supply of Ork enemies. The announcement didn't give any other details, specifically platforms or a planned release date.

Roadhouse Interactive may not be a household name, but the studio was responsible for browser-based MechWarrior Tactics and free-to-play MMO Family Guy Online. "We are incredibly excited to bring a part of Warhammer 40,000 to life on mobile and tablet and it’s great to work with Games Workshop," said Tarrnie Williams, co-founder and president of Roadhouse Interactive in the announcement. "The legions of fans of Space Marines will now be able to fight the Ork menace while on the move!"

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    March 21, 2013 5:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Warhammer 40,000 universe coming to mobile.

    The Warhammer 40,000 universe has enjoyed some success on the PC, particularly with the Dawn of War franchise. But Roadhouse interactive now wants to bring the world of Space Marines and Orks to smartphones and tablets.

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      March 21, 2013 10:55 PM

      " "side-scrolling action game" following a Space Marine through an endless supply of Ork enemies."

      I'm all for more 40k games, but come on. There's so much to offer with the 40k universe and they just keep repeating this same shit...

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        March 21, 2013 11:59 PM

        ^^^This. I want as much 40K in media as I can get, but this is pretty fucking low-bar.

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          March 22, 2013 2:06 AM

          They may as well make it an on-rails shooter and have Aerosmith do songs for it while they're at it.

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      March 21, 2013 11:12 PM

      what the fuck is wrong with these people? Phones and tablets are just about perfect for tactical turn based games, the very same time of game that Warhammer 40K is based off, so make a turn based tactical game you fuck heads! >:(

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        March 21, 2013 11:13 PM

        Because this is cheaper and it "diversifies the brand."

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        March 22, 2013 12:15 AM

        Because Mobile OS developers are fucking dumb.

        Ignore profile high income demo, target initial low income demo.

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          March 22, 2013 12:24 AM

          Sarcasm aside, as a consumer I will do my best to explain why people are unwilling to play for mobile apps.

          They first few gen developers largely released garbage. Unplayable not useful garbage. That really hurt the consumer market.

          The really screwed up thing is that now it is so hard to get notice even if you have an amazing and polished product that it is not worth the time for most people.

          Shareware may need to make a comeback for the mobile market. People are willing to pay if they know a product is worth it, problem is they have been burned so many times there is a reason for the install and use once statistics.


          I feel bad for quality developers in the mobile market, you have been marked as unworthy by the half-assed efforts of early developers.

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            March 22, 2013 1:28 AM

            This is a Games Morherfucking Workshop property. They will make it, we will buy it. Price doesn't even enter the equation. A 40k strategy game for iOS could cost $20 base + $20 per army and it would sell like bacon pancakes in a cherry waffle.

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            March 22, 2013 2:03 AM

            The store (Google Play, at least) that is actually a deterrent--something that looks like 90's "AOL games"--doesn't help matters much either.

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            March 22, 2013 6:25 AM

            I can certainly relate to this. I remember the first few iphone games to come out. I bought Aurora Feint. It ran like shit, there were no instructions, the game wasn't finished, and I could never figure out the point. I never picked up the game again, even after they kept working on it. Ever since then I've been cautious about unknown games.

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        March 22, 2013 2:05 AM

        I agree. Imagine a game that is made to be played on the device you own, without a joystick--what a concept!

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          March 25, 2013 11:53 AM

          Looks great! And now for a 40k version...Inquisitor, perhaps?

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      March 22, 2013 2:01 AM

      Imagine Kill Team (not the XBLA shooter, mind you, the original skirmish concept) as a mobile game...

      The mobile game "they could have made" based on 40k. Imagine using concepts from the obscure Game Refuge Genesis game, General Chaos...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Chaos

      This game even had team loadouts. This format is perfect for this IP, which means it will never get used!

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      March 22, 2013 3:10 AM

      Fuck! Make a goddamned turn-based strategy game with loads of RPG elements already!! That's the games the tablet platform is made for, why can so few devs understand that? I would play the hell out of such a game, and pay loads for a 40k themed one.

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      March 22, 2013 4:22 AM

      This terrifies me. Angry Birds: Inquisition

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      March 22, 2013 5:50 AM

      Roadhouse.

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