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Upcoming Tablet Games - From Historicon - 7/23/2013 1:04:02 PM   

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Hi guys

at Historicon we went over our current & upcoming tablet releases. Here are the details of the show!

Watch our Wargaming on iOS movie in YouTube!

Hi guys

its great to see you all here and we’re very excited to have this chance to show you some of the games we are working on that will be releasing soon. Today I will be focusing on our tablet games so those with an iOS or Android version. We have had huge success with our iOS releases, much more than we had expected to be honest, and we know there is a significant demand for high quality premium priced strategy games on the format.

Insert photos - Iain McNeil making presentation - coming soon!

As a result of our initial success we now have 17 games in development or releasing this year for tablets, and 24 expansions packs. The games cover a variety of periods and genres from ancient battle games to medieval role playing games to WWII and science fiction wargames, and even space management sims.

Simply put – we have something for everyone.

Legion PC/iOS

Legion was our first release back in 2002 for PC and developed entirely internally. It is an empire building strategy game set during the Roman era with a number of scenarios to play. Earlier this year we ported it to iOS and were pleased and surprised by the success. It jumped to #1 board game in 9 countries including the UK and #2 in US. The look and feel are perfect for iOS and the gameplay hasn't dated.

Available in the app store!

Great Battles Medieval PC/PS3/X360/iOS/Android

Great Battles Medieval was released on PC in 2009 and since then has seen a PS3, 360, Android and now iOS version. It is a role playing strategy game set during the 100 years war and allows you to take your army with you through the entire campaign, levelling up, equipping and even customizing their appearance. When it released it jumped to #1 role playing game in 16 countries including the UK and #2 in US. The original PC version was built internally but the ports were made by War Drum Studios.

Available in the app store!

Chariots of War PC/iOS

Chariots of War is the sequel to Legion. It is a turn based empire building game set in Egypt and the ancient near east. It takes the Legion engine to the next level with more nations, larger maps and more features. It is being developed internally and is due for release on iOS later this year.

Field of Glory PC/Mac/iOS/Android

Field of Glory is an adaption of our tabletop miniatures gaming system. The PC and Mac versions were originally released in 2009. The code base has been completely rebuilt in the Unity engine and we will soon be releasing the iOS and Android versions as well as updated PC and Mac versions. ON launch the existing 8 expansions will be available and a new expansion, Wolves from the Sea will also be available with the Oath of Fealty expansion coming soon. The game is in development at NewRoSoft.

Battle Academy PC/Mac/iOS

Battle Academy is the game that really kick started our tablet plans. Originally released on PC in 2010, in March 2012 we released the iOS and Mac versions. It is a fun yet accurate turn based tactical game set during WW2. It has airstrikes, bombardments, detailed combat and morale models and all the things you expect from a realistic tactical game. It even allows cross platform multiplayer from PC to Mac or iPad. The success was almost immediate and is ongoing. We have already sold more on iOS than PC and Mac combined and currently sell at a rate of roughly 5 to 1, iOS to PC/Mac. When it released BA jumped to #1 grossing board game in 47 countries and #1 grossing strategy game in 18 countries. It was a huge success and much of our current plans on tablets can be related back to this in some way. We also have 2 new expansions on the way - Rommel in Normandy will be releasing in August an unannounced new campaign will release before the end of the year. Battle Academy is entirely developed internally.

Available in the app store!

Battle Academy 2 PC/Mac/iOS

Battle Academy 2 builds on the success of the original game but takes things to the next level. New features such as trenches, smoke, multi-height hills, skirmish and co-op modes and much more are included. The sequel is set on the east front and allows player to play either side in the campaign. It is being fully developed internally.

Panzer Corps PC/iOS

Panzer Corps is our hugely successful homage to Panzer General. It is an approachable turn based strategy game set during WW2 where you take your core force with you all through the war. It has great single and multiplayer features and is cross compatible from PC to iOS. The iOS version will chip with the Allied Corps and Afrika Korps campaigns available as in app purchases but it will also include all 10 Grand Campaigns or the megapck for a single huge content package. This is an enormous game and is going to set a new standard on iOS! The original game was developed by Flashback Games and the Lordz Games Studio, but so far the porting work has been handled internally by Slitherine and we are just at the point where we can hand over to Flashback Games to complete the project.

Commander the Great War PC/Mac/iOS

Commander the Great War is the latest in the Commander Series, taking the series of grand strategy games to a WW1 setting. The PC game released in 2012 and the team have been busy porting it to iPad and we expect to be complete early next year. It is in development at the Lordz Games Studio.

Gary Grisby’s World at War - PC/iOS

World at War is a classic grand strategy game set during WW2 from wargaming legend Gary Grigsby. It was originally released in 2006 on PC but has been revived for iOS. The game is best described as Axis and Allies but with a lot more detail and complexity. It covers the entire war, technology, diplomacy and obviously combat and supply. It has been described by the press who saw it as a "game changer" and will be the most fully featured strategy game on iPad when it releases late 2013 or early 2014. It is in development at 2by3 games.

Warhammer 40,000 : Armageddon - PC/iOS

One of the most exciting projects we are currently working on is Armageddon. This is our turn based, hexed based strategy game set in Games Workshop's hugely popular Warhammer 40,000 setting. So far we have not released much info but we can now reveal the game is in development at Flashback Games and the Lordz Games Studio. The game includes over 300 units from the Imperial, Space Marine and Ork factions. A sneak peak of some of the units has been released as a beayutiful desktop wallpaper. Get yours here! Initially it will release on PC and iOS.

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Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager PC/Mac/iOS/Android

This is our upcoming Space Management Sim which we have covered in much more detail here :

Close Combat Unity - PC/Mac/iOS/Android

The team are working hard in Unity to get Close Combat running in 3D. Close Combat is the iconic real time and extremely realistic WW2 simulation original published by Microsoft and selling well in excess of a million units. We're updating everything except the great gameplay to modern platforms and UI systems and will be releasing the multi platform version in Unity in 2014. However, because of the success of Panthers in the Fog and the demand for more content we have added another Close Combat release to the schedule - Gateway to Caen. This is PC only and will help fill the gap while people wait for the Unity version! More information on this will be coming soon. It is too early to show screens of the Unity version so you'll just have to imagine how good its going to look :)

5 unannounced titles for 2014

We also have another 5 unannounced titles for 2014 and we are signing new games all the time. The future for tablet wargaming looks extremely bright! That brings us to the end of our tablet presentation. Please feel free to ask any questions.

< Message edited by Iain McNeil -- 7/24/2013 11:12:17 AM >


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RE: Upcoming Tablet Games - From Historicon - 7/25/2013 11:22:21 PM   


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I have acquired an iPad, bring on the games!!

As much as I enjoy playing wargames on my PC, the idea of curling up on the couch and using the touchscreen to command my digital troopers around is just so appealing. Plus all the other iOS goodies out there. And, err, all the useful, practical things an iPad can do...

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RE: Upcoming Tablet Games - From Historicon - 12/2/2013 5:14:17 PM   


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Hey Iain,

Thanks for the information. Can you advise what Matrix games work on Microsoft Surface tablets?


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