Stop dragging my heart around, Games Workshop. After teasing us with a Capcom-developed version of the fantasy board game that devoured my soul in the early ’90s that never came to fruition, the Warhammer folks hand the property over to Nomad Games, who plan to create a series of Talisman games for PC and mobile devices. Dare I dream?
It certainly looks like Nomad Games is serious about Talisman. It’s the studio that rose from the ashes of the 2011 closure of the THQ Warrington office, the same folks that developed Warhammer 40.000: Kill Team, which goes great lengths towards explaining why Games Workshop is entrusting them with the Talisman property. They’ll be developing a series of games based off the character-filled turn-based dungeon exploring board game and its many expansions, beginning with Talisman Prologue, due out for PC by the end of this year.
What is Talisman Prologue? Design director Carl Jackson explains, via official announcement: “While Talisman fans have been waiting to see their favourite game in virtual form, we have also focused on appealing to new players. Talisman Prologue, is not only a fresh spin on the game, it’s designed to help players become Talisman masters”.
Talisman Prologue is being developed using the Marmalade cross-platform SDK, which means for easy development across a wide variety of PC and mobile platforms. The game will be shown off at the Games Day at the NEC in Birmingham, England on September 23.
I’ll wait for impressions out of the event before I get excited. I’ve been hurt so bad before.