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Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/1/2010 10:19:14 PM   
NefariousKoel


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I see these guys announced getting a publisher.

Did Matrix jump on it?

Or did someone else beat you to it?

http://www.forcedmarchgames.com/
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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/1/2010 11:52:07 PM   
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Interesting to see that the demo has been taken down.

Does this mean that they are making significant changes to the game prior to release or maybe it is just a commercial restriction from the new publisher.

Sort of liked the demo when I first downloaded it but thought it lacked somewhat in detail / replayability.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/2/2010 7:20:38 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wolfe

Interesting to see that the demo has been taken down.

Does this mean that they are making significant changes to the game prior to release or maybe it is just a commercial restriction from the new publisher.

Sort of liked the demo when I first downloaded it but thought it lacked somewhat in detail / replayability.



I played the revised demo and wanted more, which is unusual for me. It's certainly no mega-sized game but was very reminiscent of a smaller tabletop game.

It seemed very polished for a little indie one. I suspect the new publisher wanted them to pull the demo until they ran everything through their own testing to double check. I'm just real curious as to whom nabbed it. I suspect this company could well be shooting out some very nice stuff in the future barring any odd drama as seems to happen on occasion.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/6/2010 10:24:09 PM   
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Given this

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2515122

It might be Matrix

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 4:22:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wolfe

Given this

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2515122

It might be Matrix


Aha!

I could be correct.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 6:54:18 AM   
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Look at the latest news. It's confirmed!

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 9:43:35 AM   
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I really enjoyed the demo for this game and I'm looking forward to the finished product

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 3:35:21 PM   
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I like the demo as well.  Looking forward to it.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 4:45:40 PM   
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Guess demos aren’t such a bad idea after all, just look what this one has lead to……………


Congrats Forced March looking forward to the release ,had a blast with the demo

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 5:01:34 PM   
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Guess demos aren’t such a bad idea after all, just look what this one has lead to....


I just visited Forced March Games' website to download the demo and found this notice instead:

"The demos have been taken down for the time being. They'll be posted again some time after 'Hannibal' is released."

Bummer!

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 5:07:20 PM   
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I played the demo, cute little game, but if Matrix charges more than $20 it's not worth it. IMHO

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 6:02:19 PM   
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"The demos have been taken down for the time being. They'll be posted again some time after 'Hannibal' is released."

Bummer!


A pity. I can understand the position often stated here that demos are sometimes more time and trouble to produce than extra sales would justify, but pulling existing demos until 'some time' after release suggests the game rather sucks, at least to me. If it's any good, stick the demo back so we can find out... the reaction of those who did try it seems fairly enthusiastic, after all.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 7:10:50 PM   
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quote:

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"The demos have been taken down for the time being. They'll be posted again some time after 'Hannibal' is released."

Bummer!


A pity. I can understand the position often stated here that demos are sometimes more time and trouble to produce than extra sales would justify, but pulling existing demos until 'some time' after release suggests the game rather sucks, at least to me. If it's any good, stick the demo back so we can find out... the reaction of those who did try it seems fairly enthusiastic, after all.


It could also be an indication that the finished product will be different enough that the demo was no longer representative of it.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 9:51:59 PM   
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I must confess I am not keen on the graphics.

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 10:08:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Alan Sharif

I must confess I am not keen on the graphics.


They're hmmmm... different, indeed.


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ORIGINAL: NefariousKoel

I see these guys announced getting a publisher.

http://www.forcedmarchgames.com/


Btw, NK, did you ever click on the link "Hannibal Demo Comments" in the "contact" menu? lol
Check it out.



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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 10:20:51 PM   
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Btw, NK, did you ever click on the link "Hannibal Demo Comments" in the "contact" menu? lol
Check it out.


so cruel....

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/9/2010 10:40:15 PM   
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so cruel....


lol, why? The developer's got some sense of humor, definitely.


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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/10/2010 6:53:42 AM   
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ORIGINAL: vonRocko

I played the demo, cute little game, but if Matrix charges more than $20 it's not worth it. IMHO


Cmon you know a fair price will be $79.99 ON SALE! haha

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/10/2010 12:19:36 PM   
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Cmon you know a fair price will be $79.99 ON SALE! haha



I'd be surprised to see it over $30. This isn't an established company needing to make up past debts, after all.

If I had noticed the mystery beta sign-up earlier, and been positive of my "edumacated" guess, I would've volunteered.

I like the graphics. Good to see something new with flavor (not Flava).

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/10/2010 1:38:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MajFrankBurns


quote:

ORIGINAL: vonRocko

I played the demo, cute little game, but if Matrix charges more than $20 it's not worth it. IMHO


Cmon you know a fair price will be $79.99 ON SALE! haha

It wouldn't surprise me!

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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/10/2010 7:33:39 PM   
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Yes, yes. I know.

I'm an amazing psychic.

Time to start up a hotline.


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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/11/2010 11:37:28 AM   
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I must confess I am not keen on the graphics.



It seems to me that the maps resemble the maps used by the commanders at the time (a reference to a comment many years ago!)


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RE: Hannibal: Rome & Carthage - Will Matrix Publish? - 7/11/2010 11:58:31 AM   
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The demo was very nice and extremely polished (with great interactive tutorials and all).
I love the graphics and the gameplay seemed intriguing.
But it felt somewhat limited in scope and re playability... and for what i read on the Matrix product info what will be published is exactly what was shown in the demo some months ago... no new additions like the very obvious improvement of letting you play the Roman side.
A shame .
In any case i will be following it, but i hope they will not try to sell it at full price. The demo showed a very nice game, but a very nice "little" game (little as in 20$ price tag or so).

Cheers

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