Space Hulk remake runs into legal problems
Posted: 05.03.2008 17:19 by Kres Comments: 3
We reported a few weeks ago that Teardown were developing a Space Hulk video game based on the 1989 board game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. As we expected, this project has ran into legal problems with Games Workshop and has been closed down until the situation can be resolved.

Niklas Åstrand, developer of the Space Hulk remake, said: “Our web space provider alerted us today that they have noticed a traffic-rate way further than they would ever expect. At the moment people have downloaded files by a total of 327 gigabytes which is much over the agreement between us and the web space provider. As this is a spare-time project we do not want to upset the people who are nice and friendly to us and so we decided to shut down this page until we find a better solution.

"Also a notification from Games Workshop reached us this morning. Until we have sorted everything with them we do not want risk any legal actions against us. So we await further information regarding this matter and kindly ask you to show some patience until we release more information.”

We're going to remain in close contact with Åstrand to keep you informed on what happening. Hopefully they'll resolve the problem and future versions will be released, but at this stage it's unlikely.

More info on Space Hulk 1.1...


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2008
Great shame. GW has some strict compliance agreements (eg."DoW" cannot introduce content not from GW), and while it keeps games faithful it seems to also plae contrictions that puish the gamer as well as the Developer. As there is no retail equivalent of "SH" at present, one wonders why...
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2008
Reading further post from TEARDOWN, seems even they are confused by this. I guess they and we will know more tomorrow (after phonecall with GW).
By JamieSI (SI Core) on Mar 06, 2008
indeed, we're in close contact with them so we'll keep you informed on what happens.