Danish indie dev lands Space Hulk licence

Independent Danish developer Full Control has won the Space Hulk video games licence from Games Workshop.

Full Control is based in Copenhagen and specialises in Unity-built strategy games for PC and mobile.

Based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the new title is described as a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS”.

It will be based on the Sin of Damnation campaign from the third edition board game. It will have 12 single-player missions and a co-op campaign. A level editor will also be included.

Since playing the board game decades ago I have always wanted to recreate this slice of Warhammer 40,000 as a computer game,” Full Control CEO Thomas Hentschel Lund stated.

Now we can finally bring the board game to life in glorious 3D full of scary Genestealers and mighty Terminators fighting for human kind. As huge fans of the Space Hulk board game and the Warhammer 40,000 universe in general, we are delighted that Games Workshop has given us the opportunity to work with this iconic license and bring our version of Space Hulk into the hands of all fans out there.”

Games Workshop’s head of licensing Jon Gillard added: Space Hulk is one of our timeless games that has both classic gameplay and extraordinary imagery in the form of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Over its 23-year history, three physical editions and three video games it has consistently reset the bar for quality and edge-of-the-seat gaming and we have no doubt that will continue to be the case with this version from Full Control.

Their passion for the game and their development skill, combined with the power of the Warhammer 40,000 setting is going to create something very special indeed. There are a lot of people here at Games Workshop who are desperate to get this on their iPads.”

Sega last week announced the capture of the Warhammer licence, with owned studio Creative Assembly tasked with working on the title. THQ currently retains the rights to Warhammer 40,000.

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