Saturday, June 2, 2012

GW Goes Digital With Marine Codex




Games Workshop has finally taken the step towards releasing its products in digital format for your iPad and other devices. Starting with Codex: Space Marines and How to Paint Space Marines, Games Workshop is releasing their important volumes with additional content and resources.  The CSM has 324 pages with loads of new info. 

From Games Workshop:

This month Games Workshop is launching a range of incredible digital products, exclusively available through the iBookstore with the iBooks app, for use with the iPad. These digital books are amazingly interactive: you're able to swipe through galleries, view models from different angles, navigate through a Codex or a scenario, and even store battlefield notes as you go along. What's more, you can take your entire library of digital books wherever you want to paint or fight your tabletop battles.


New Releases Every Month


Over the coming months we will be releasing Codexes and Army Books, comprehensive painting articles, official rules for Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, collecting guides and tactical guidance for making the most out of your miniatures collection on the painting table and the battlefield.


Games Workshop's digital products are exclusively available from the iBookstore. To download them you will need an iPad with iOS 5 or later, an Apple ID and the iBooks 2 app, which you can download for free from the App Store.


- Interact with our digital books in a totally new and tactile manner.


- Take your library of digital products everywhere you enjoy your hobby.


- Reorder your purchases on your bookshelf or browse them in a list sorted by title, game system or any category of your choosing, and organise them into personal collections.


- Find a word, character or phrase anywhere in your book with the in-built search feature.


- Quickly find a specific page using the page navigator at the bottom of every page.


- Highlight your favourite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features.


- Read a free sample of any digital product on the iBookstore before making it a part of your collection.


 

How do I buy Digital Products?

If you have an iPad, check out what is available from the iBookstore by clicking here then going to the store and searching for Games Workshop. If you are looking at what is available from a PC or Mac click on the icon below. You can also find out what is available on the iBookstore by searching for Games Workshop or by the product you want to purchase e.g Codex: Space Marines. Make sure you keep checking the Games Workshop website and Facebook page regularly for information on new digital products - more will be released every month.

12 comments:

Maximillian said...

The possibilities may be fantastic if they did a proper planning for gamers and the future of gaming. They may be able to do updates, erratas, or even add new additions to each codex. This way you can buy a main codex then purchase updates that can be plugged in or to fix outdated information.

Doug said...

Not an ipad user, and I am hoping I will see the books available for my Kindle Fire soon. The price at first glance seemed high, but you are getting a 366 page interactive book. I believe you will get your monies worth.

stompa said...

I suppose this is the wave of the future. It's a great buy if you have the tech; for those of us without, just another GW pipe dream...

'Mad Bob' Emmerson said...

£25 for a Digital version.

Most of the additional content is already available from other sources. And they avoid the Outlay of Printing cost.

Sure it will be Updated to the latest FAQ and include newly released units. But you'll (98% likelihood) have to buy a new digital copy when the next version of the codex comes out.

£5 more than the Print version.

It's Good that they are starting to move with the time, however they are making serious errors.

~ Bob

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bob, good thought, bad execution

Great Escape said...

Painting and modeling guides on an iPad, eh? I see a lot of iPads getting superglue and paint on their touchscreens in people's future. Heh.

I'll keep with the book versions because I'm old-fashioned.

Cheers.

Alex Rzem said...

$5 cheaper than the print version in Australia.

Nick - Bitten By Design said...

Now the functionality does look nice, but without a built in army list builder, I don't see it as being worth the extra cost.

Pros:
It is an official document so you don't have to lug all the books to the tournies.
Got lots of nice interactive material
Can highlight sections and make notes.
Faster delivery to market - no more waiting for material to hit stores.

Cons:
It is the old 5th ed codex. (with my dealings with itunes books, I know you need to issue a NEW book rather than issue a new version to replace the old one)
Updates via FAQ still won't update the codex.
You still have to write out your list.
Cost is a bit high.
Digital products will be held back to coincide with the printed versions hitting the retail store.

I LIKE that they are trying this out, but the potential market is low because we ALL know the next edition is coming and it is going to invalidate the SM codex within a few months of launch.

Anonymous said...

Bring one of these to a tourney, you better be bringing a spare battery.

CLBenarius said...

Its about time but too expensive imho. A digital ipad copy should be included for free in the sale of every hardcopy codex.

as for your battery during a tourney, that shoukd be fine. i brought my ipad with all the codexes on it to my last gw tournament. but the organisers would let me use it above the table.

Also it might way less but for the rulebook and primary codex id still recommend the hardcopies as these are quicker to flip through. even with a search function i think.

Anonymous said...

That's fine if it is available. Not released in New Zealand iTunes store yet? Why?

Anonymous said...

What about the other markets. Wouldnt going digital allow the fans in countries without the support and store chains on offer be able to access the content digitally instead. Funnily its not available in South AFrica.

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