Developed by Proxy Studios and released by Slitherine Limited, Gladius is one of dozens of Warhammer games that have been released in the last few years. Games Workshop is just handing out the franchise like Ork-flavored candy at this point, and as a result there’s been a ton of crap. But if you look at Proxy and Slitherine’s respective resumes, you can see why this one feels like a good fit. Both companies have had their hand in developing plenty of 4X and strategy games in the past, if on a smaller, indie scale.
How appropriate that after my review of The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault yesterday, we should be graced with news of even more Games Workshop gaming goodness coming our way!
The world of Warhammer 40,000 has always been one of my favorites in the sprawling landscape that is the back alley parking lot of genre universes. Bleak and compelling, Games Workshop has built up this world over the course of several decades of miniatures, roleplaying games, card games, computer games, and fiction. And in the past 5 years, they’ve basically handed the license over to just about everyone who asked. This led to some ups (Space Marine, Space Wolf) and some downs (Storm of Vengeance, Space Hulk).