I have spoken with GW legal and they are not amused by the project...

Posted by Tias on Apr 6th, 2010

Hello everyone, i have some very bad news.

I have spoken with the games workshop legal department and they are not happy with the project. Apperntly they cannot stop the development, but they can (and will) stop us from doing a release. knowing this fact the team is sad to say that the force of law has pierced our hearts and hopes of creating something amazing.

We wont be able to continiue. :'(

That is all...

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ShadowIllusive Apr 6 2010 says:

oh man.. that sucks :< you guys had done such a good job.. was really looking forward for this mod. well guys Rest In Peace.

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Kalenov Apr 6 2010 says:

And I'll give you a hint as to why probably; Space Marine. Amusingly enough I love GW to death, but from the trailer I saw of Space Marine, -this- actually looked better!

Rest in Peace.

Anyone else find it funny that a AAA Grade Project get canceled, but pieces of crap like UT40k are allowed to continue because it doesn't pose a threat to them?

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Midnightmare Apr 6 2010 says:

GW are sooooooooooooooooooo motherf****s!!!!!
What's the problem with them!? This could even work as a great publicity!
God, I was so exited about this... it's so implausible that an autorized game like this one is coming out ever....arrrrggh

So sorry for you guys, you deserve the best for your efforts, too bad GW doesn't think the same

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jovian95 Apr 6 2010 says:

Thats a load of bull sh**.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis Apr 6 2010 says:

Why did they do this? i thought GW was community based. and out of nowhere they kill these guys. my old saying was "IM GONNA CRASH INTO EA'S HEADQUARTER FOR ******* UP CNC4!" now its "IM GONNA CRASH INTO GAME WORKSHOP'S HEADQUARTER FOR ******* UP HERESY TACTICAL DEPLOYMENT!

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Sergeant23 Apr 7 2010 replied:

Got my support.

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Captain_Romulus Jun 22 2010 replied:

and mine

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Captain_Perfect Apr 7 2010 says:

first damnatus and now this... my god GW is jealous about everything

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lukaluka94 Apr 7 2010 says:

Why the f*ck did they do that for?! well i assume same might happen to us...

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archkyrie Apr 7 2010 says:

So sorry to see such fine work go to waste.

please let me know if you start any other projects, your work is great and i'd love to see what you could do.

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chaosmaster4 Apr 7 2010 says:

had you posted this on the 1st, it would have been a reason to laugh...
now its dead serious =(
Its hard to believe that GW doesnt support this kind of work, especialy when it brings so many newcomers into the Genre of Warhammer!

R.I.P. Heresy. The Brilliance and Quality of the projext shall not be forgotten...

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zombieOnion Apr 7 2010 says:

That is just too bad. Why do they do this to your mod? There have been others!

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Tias Apr 7 2010 says:

Believe me, no ones more sad than us. we put in some real effort in to it, Though i knew that this might happen. Apparently The IP is their most valuable asset, and releasing something free made them shrug, And i wont have them hijack the game and sue us in the process.

The team has decided to start piching new ideas. But it might not be this kind of game.

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Sebbeman Apr 7 2010 says:

GW does what it does best - **** **** up.

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Kazanunda Apr 7 2010 says:

Continue working on it. Later, find out what to do.

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azultain Apr 7 2010 says:


today it was a bad day

oh **** this law, you can't go create a game "inspired by Warhammer 40k" or you can join other projet indie (tactical assault, warm gum, crimson crow, existence...)

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Su[)az][mA Apr 7 2010 says:

really really sad, you made Uber high quality models and had such good ideas.... :'(

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Tallon_hunteR Apr 7 2010 says:

you can always code the game and release with non-IP infringing assets

it worked for blizzard

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Geodav Apr 7 2010 says:

Shame but thats the way things go with commersial IP, you'll find that GW has binding contracts with games publishers which stops then allowing start up games studiosfrom jumping in, might be an idea to speack to THQ and then GW.

as for the comment from Kalenov, UT40k might not look as good as some of the content in this game but at least we have had releases for the last 5 years

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56er Apr 7 2010 says:

Man, GW ani't got any good 40K Game like this, and now, when the community rises, they just kill it? Oh man that's like these Ingsoz basterds from 1984...

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hate4uall Apr 7 2010 says:

nooooooo :(

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HounderKnight Apr 8 2010 says:

It pains me to hear this, being an avid Warhammer 40,000 fan :\

Disappointed to hear you won't be continuing, though I don't see a lot of work-around alternatives anyways :I

Bravo for all the work you got done and all the time and effort you put into the project, I'm sure it would've been a magnificent and beautifully brutal end product :)

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Tias Apr 8 2010 says:

Yeah, The only way to get this project through would be to buy a IP license, and to do that we need to establish a company, and if we do that we need a bucket of lisences for all our tools, in the end it just got to a epic scale for just working around it.

We started pitching new ideas and we are getting somewhere. Next project we will make our own ip to make it easyer

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Jinxy Apr 8 2010 says:

what is so diffrent on this one. if you look over moddb. there have been plenty of w40k mods out there. some of em are released aswell...

GW can go hide somewhere...

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Gnostic Apr 8 2010 says:

This is retarded. Those British tards can go sodomize themselves with 12" replicas of space marines.

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Av7xrocker97 Apr 8 2010 says:

I say go on with it. I mean really? Exterminatus (hl2 mod) got by and made an initial beta release. This is as the boys from Spill would call some old bull!

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ChromeAngel Apr 9 2010 says:

Gah! Sorry to hear that GW has an issue with H:TD. Myself and the rest of the Extermnatus team have been drooling over your renders :P

I presume they have some issue with this being a stand-alone game as opposed to mod like EX? Or was it the 3rd person aspect that was a bit too close to Spacemarine?

I would like to offer a home to any 40k themed assets, over at Exterminatus, so that your hard work does not go to waste. (PM me if your are interested).

Either way I wish you better luck with your next project.

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