Indie strategy developer and publisher Slitherine has signed a licensing deal with Games Workshop to develop a new strategy title set in the popular Warhammer 40,000 universe. While Slitherine says that details of the deal (including the content and features of the game) have not yet been announced, development is already underway on multiple platforms.
"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."
"Slitherine are clearly established and successful masters of their genre of games, and there are many fans of their work here at GW," said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop. "It’s a pleasure to work with such like minded individuals who share our passion for strategy games of all types."
Slitherine makes a variety of licensed and original strategy and war games for PC and mobile devices including Battle Academy, Panzer Corps, Field of Glory, and various History Channel properties. In addition to its computer and mobile games, the company also offers a line of tabletop games based on its most popular franchises.
More details on Slitherine's Warhammer 40,000 game are to be announced. You can find out more about the company's products at www.slitherine.com/shop.