The seven year long battle of Calth's Underworld War was prime thematic inspiration for the design of our game. We wanted the slow decay of two forces to not only be reflected in our story, but also in the systems of play. Coincidentally, we also had a design problem to address, and that very theme was a perfect fit to form a solution.Read More
Steel Wool Studios is thrilled to announce the release of The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth, now live on Steam Early Access - the first Warhammer 40k game that challenges you to command Ultramarine Legionnaires and defend the Imperium in larger-than-life Virtual Reality. Experience The Horus Heresy with an original narrative, characters and conflict from esteemed Black Library author, Rob Sanders. Horus Heresy fans around the world can finally feel like they are really there and master the ultimate living battlefield in a “human-scale” interactive experience.Read More
When we first started the planning phase of Betrayal at Calth, a central tenet was to not recreate the board game, but make something unique to a digital environment. Once we headed down that road, it quickly became clear that the translation of a board game into a videogame requires adjustments. When you lose the conversational nature of playing with someone across the table, some streamlining is in order. This streamlining allows for a different kind of experience that allows players to focus on why our game is a videogame: animation, immersion within an environment, complex systems without bookkeeping, the good stuff.Read More
People have been asking what is special about the Early Access launch and what can be expected in updates to come. This post gets into all of the juicey details.Read More
PC & VR Turn-Based Strategy Tactical-Thriller
First ever Warhammer 40,000 universe video game made for VR
The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a tactical turn-based strategy game based on Games Workshop’s fan-favorite Betrayal at Calth board game set during the era of Horus Heresy. Gameplay includes a single-player campaign and multiplayer PvP skirmish mode, both can be experienced either on PC or in Virtual Reality.