Games Workshop has licensed its Warhammer 40K property to Roadhouse Interactive, a Vancouver-based mobile studio aiming to create a new game for smartphones and tablets. Described as a side-scrolling action game where one space marine takes on hordes of enemies, Roadhouse Interactive's Warhammer 40K game is currently in development for unknown platforms, though we're assured more information will be released in the coming months.

Warhammer 40K initially started as a tabletop war game created by UK outfit Games Workshop, set far in the future of an alternate universe inhabited by multiple factions: the militaristic Imperium of Man, the savage Orks, the elf-like Eldar and the Daemons, a malignant race of spiritual beings. Warhammer 40K is no stranger to video game tie-ins, our last taste being Relic Entertainment's Warhammer 40K: Space Marine.

[Image is screenshot from Warhammer 40K: Space Marine]
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ROADHOUSE INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GAMES WORKSHOP, SECURES LICENSE TO DEVELOP WARHAMMER® 40,000™ SMARTPHONE AND TABLET GAME

LONDON & VANCOUVER, BC – 1PM GMT, March 21st, 2013 - Roadhouse Interactive and Games Workshop® today announced they have entered into an agreement in which Vancouver-based Roadhouse Interactive will develop a side-scrolling action game for smartphones and tablets where you guide a lone Space Marine on his journey to destroy endless hordes of enemies set in the exceptionally rich Warhammer 40,000 universe.

"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. The legions of fans of Space Marines will now be able to fight the Ork menace while on the move!" said Tarrnie Williams co-founder and President of Roadhouse Interactive.

"The work we have seen to-date from Roadhouse makes us extremely confident that this new mobile title will be a fantastic addition to the range of digital games we are building," said Jon Gillard, Games Workshop's Head of Licensing. "We are extremely pleased that Tarrnie and the guys at Roadhouse Interactive, who are both veteran developers and very familiar with our IP, are going to help expand the Warhammer 40,000 universe into the hands of mobile gamers with this unique take on it."

About Games Workshop®:
Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails, and distributes its range of Warhammer® and Warhammer® 40,000® games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own Hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com

About Roadhouse Interactive®:
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based developer of tablet, smartphone and browser games. Roadhouse's management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to grow industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. Projects include MechWarrior: Tactics, a turn-based strategy reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise for Montreal-based Infinite Game Publishing, an unannounced innovative entry into the social casino space, and Elemental Power, a collectible card game launching soon on Kongregate. The company was recently selected as part of the eleventh annual 'Ready to Rocket' list of BC technology companies likely to experience significant growth in 2013. For more information about Roadhouse, visit www.roadhouseinteractive.com.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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