wh40klodcropWinnipeg gets a lot of snow, London gets a lot of fog, Seattle gets a lot of rain, and iOS gets a lot of Warhammer games. It's just the way things go, friends. Though it can be hard to keep track of all of the games, it's actually pretty interesting seeing the license applied to so many different genres. Games Workshop isn't afraid to try out new things with their main property, evidenced by their own output in the physical gaming sphere. One such venture happened a few years ago, when they released their Path To Victory series of gamebooks. They were suitably complex relative to many other gamebooks, and from what I can gather, they weren't exactly a smashing financial success. Well, of course, right? The main gamebook audience isn't doing the whole dead tree thing anymore, instead favoring electronic versions on their mobile devices. A big part of that shift is almost certainly due to the excellent work done in the genre by Tin Man Games.

So here's a match made in heaven, then. Tin Man Games and Games Workshop are partnering up to bring a new trilogy of gamebooks based on the Warhammer 40k: Path To Victory series. The first installment, Herald Of Oblivion, will be out by the end of September, while the remaining two will drop sometime in 2016. Although Herald Of Oblivion is an adaptation of the final book in the physical series, there are going to be a few changes to make things more exciting for mobile fans. The presentation is meant to give players the feeling of being in the 40k universe, aping the style of an Imperial Cogitator. The dice-based combat of the physical book has been replaced with a first-person turn-based battle system designed to look like a holographic combat simulator.

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I'm pretty excited for this one. The Warhammer 40k universe makes for great fiction, and while I adore Tin Man's more direct adaptations, their experiments outside of the box have proven quite wonderful as well. I'll have a review of Herald Of Oblivion once it hits the App Store, but in the meantime, check out the screenshot of a battle to get appropriately pumped.

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  • http://www.wavelightgames.com/ WaveLightGames

    looks pretty cool ... might check these out.

  • Anonomation

    But if only they had a heart.

  • ste86uk

    Sounds good and I prefer tb combat as opposed to dice rolls so that's a bonus

  • PCKid

    Love everything these guys do so can't imagine this will be any different. Bring it on.

  • BrianDavion

    meanwhile on the PC tumbleweeds go by

    • Shaun James Musgrave

      Good news! It's also coming to PC, Mac, and Linux! But I think the mobile releases are first.

      • BrianDavion

        awesome, glad to hear it.

  • barefootdragon

    Very cool. I love GW product and the massive universe they continue to create.

  • Shkrbby

    They should be focusing their energies on completing the Fighting Fantasy backlog they promised.

    • http://www.tinmangames.com.au Neil Rennison

      You'll be pleased to know that we're currently in deep development on The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. More news on that in a few months!

      • Shkrbby

        Look forward to it. And City of Thieves?

      • http://www.tinmangames.com.au Neil Rennison

        City of Thieves is on the list, although we have a few to come before that.

      • drmad

        Is it that the news in a few months or the game in a few months?hyped for firetop mountain

      • http://www.tinmangames.com.au Neil Rennison

        News in a few months! Release won't be until early 2016.

  • anabolicMike

    I'm interested like crazy. Wow. I'll buy e. All

  • drmad

    If i wanna read the lore of WH universe what should i read first?

    • http://www.tinmangames.com.au Neil Rennison

      There's a great wiki online!

    • iandanger

      Tough to say, depends on what you are interested in. Hands down the best 40K books are the Inquisitor Eisenhorn series (plus there is a mobile game based on the first book in the works), which is very focused on the political intrigue of an imperial inquisitor. Also up there are the Gaunt's Ghosts books.

      Then again, why start in the 41st millennium when you can get started with the year 30,000, the original trilogy of Horus Heresy books (Horus Rising, False Gods, and Galaxy in Flames) are quite solid, but the rest of the series is either great or kinda awful, varying widely based on author.

  • Boopero

    Actually, Winnipeg doesn't get as much snow as you think. I lived there and it is too cold to snow most of the winter. Too cold! It was hell frozen over.

    • Shaun Musgrave

      I lived there for seven years, and near there for twenty. I'd say it gets a fair bit of snow!

      • Boopero

        It gets a lot of snow! I was there 4 years. I was just surprised at the lack of snow in January since it was so damn cold. Still, Montreal and Buffalo get more than double the snow. I couldn't handle Buffalo...8 feet of snow a year on average, Lake effect and all. Glad I moved to Florida!

        Love Tin Man games, btw...