Space Hulk is a PC and mobile title currently in development by Full Control ApS, that’s based on the 1989 Warhammer 40,000 board game from Game Workshop with the same name. In a new gameplay demo, one of the developers discusses a lot of the game’s features, including customisation.
The whole atmosphere of the game looks very dark and foreboding, which is a good sign as that’s a key feature of the board game. There’s flickering lights that make the alien Genestealers hard to see at some points, flames flicker against the walls before dying out and once the action starts kicking off, great flashes of storm bolter fire briefly illuminate the interior. You also get a close up look when something exciting happens, thanks to a cinematic camera.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSlgF96OtPY#!’]
However one element that looks to be different from the base game is customisation, which see see players able to unlock adornments as they battle through the campaign, as well as letting players name their terminators (and accompanying meat shields) and potentially create their own chapters – or at the very least, select their favourite from a list.
“Everybody has a favourite chapter,” said the developer in the video, “and we want to add these, for real.”
Along with the chapters, there’s still quite a bit to add, including some animations for actions like walking, which currently sees terminators glide across the floor, but it’s all looking very promising.
KitGuru Says: I’m excited for this. I was too young to really appreciate the 1993 Space Hulk game, so this will be the first time I’ve been of age to take advantage of this properly. I’ve very much enjoyed the board game and this looks like a pretty faithful recreation.