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Historicon seen by the Press #2 - 8/2/2013 9:04:21 AM   
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The Press conference has been a great success for us. The Press was happy with the games presented, and more and more articles are coming out! Here is a brief list of articles involving Historicon and the Press Conference wrote by now.

http://www.gameindustry.com/ih/item.asp?id=4955
http://gameindustry.com/ih/item.asp?id=4952
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/new-games-coming-from-the-slitherine-group-part-1.htm
http://the-strategy-wargamer.tumblr.com/page/3
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/07/26/the-flare-path-a-fraud-in-fredericksburg/
www.wargamer.fr/historicon-2013-matrix-slitherine-prepare-de-la-quantite-et-de-la-qualite/
http://www.spacesector.com/blog/2013/07/interview-with-slitherine-on-forthcoming-sci-fi-titles-4x-games-publishing-and-more/
http://pockettactics.com/2013/07/20/an-afternoon-with-slitherine-part-one/
http://pockettactics.com/2013/07/22/an-afternoon-with-slitherine-part-two/
http://wargamer.com/article/3391/event-coverage-matrix-press-conference-the-wargamer-review-(part-1)
http://wargamer.com/article/3392/event-coverage-matrix-press-conference-(part-2)-buzz-aldrin's-space-program-manager
http://wargamer.com/article/3393/event-coverage-matrix-press-conference-the-wargamer-review-(part-3)
http://wargamer.com/article/3395/event-coverage-matrix-press-conference-the-wargamer-review-(part-4)
http://wargamer.com/article/3390/event-coverage-gary-grigsby-at-matrix-at-historicon
http://www.histogames.com/HTML/news/2013/juillet/juillet130056-des-annonces-a-la-historicon-pour-matrix-games-et-slitherine.php
http://www.rtsguru.com/article/6265/Matrix-Games-Announces-Titles-Gives-Peek-At-Warhammer.html
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?609581-Historicon-Press-Event-summary-and-pictures
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/matrix-reveal-their-new-lineup-at-historicon.84945/
http://www.tacticularcancer.com/article.php?id=4202
http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/21403/news-from-historicon-upcoming-titles-from-matrixsl
http://www.strategium-alliance.com/actualites/unitaire/the-historicon-le-salon-de-matrix-games-14590/
http://forum.reseau-js.com/topic/88582-the-historicon-le-salon-de-matrix-games/
http://www.techinvestornews.com/Gaming/iOS-Gaming/news-from-historicon-upcoming-titles-from-matrix-slitherine
http://www.gamersglobal.de/news/73495/historicon-2013-erste-bilder-von-strategic-command-3
http://warforgame.blogspot.it/search/label/Gazette%20du%20Wargamer
http://www.wargamer.fr/historicon-2013-deux-coeurs-vibrent-chez-matrix-slitherine/
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RE: Historicon seen by the Press #2 - 8/2/2013 1:29:10 PM   
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Reading the comments on the Pocket Tactics interview with JD and Ian, and it becomes I guess plenty obvious my next tech doodad will be something running iOS whether I hate Apple or not.

When they mention the portion of sales that came from just 3 exploratory games put out on the iOS through the tablet scene...... the guys can rant all they want about the power of the PC and the dominance of the keyboard equipped computer be it laptop or not all they want.

Slitherine Group has an incredible array of titles, and a lot of them are VERY seriously hard core wargames. Developers with die hard followers and very successful well established titles that have several expansions, and yet, 3 games, and they mentioned they are still learning, and the titles that did that 25% are old titles that had some issues adapting to the new touch screen environment, and yet they were very successful in the one place a business requires.... they need to produce income.

One can only ponder, what will happen when Slitherine Group gets those flood gates really open with titles like Battle Academy 2 and other titles that won't be dragging around the 90s buried deep in their design?

When 2-3 iOS titles can keep pace with 20 years worth of products spanning several developers all producing very involved supposedly superior products, I think it will be time to stop laughing at how a tablet isn't serious wargaming. Serious wargaming people, is not always about taking several months to play a game, it can also be about becoming seriously successful selling wargames to seriously large volumes of customers.

I have said it for a long time. Wargaming will eventually need to replace the older gamers, and just like avoiding your homework till the last day, you don't want to be thinking of doing it at the last moment.

Part of the problem with tablets and gaming, is getting people to make seriously worthy games for it.
People WILL be taking notice of Slitherine Group's successes with selling good games for the tablet even when they ask for more than 1.99.
I suspect there will be a time, when other game producers react with 'hmm I'd like a piece of that action too'.

< Message edited by DSWargamer -- 8/2/2013 1:30:32 PM >


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RE: Historicon seen by the Press #2 - 8/2/2013 4:40:41 PM   
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"I think it will be time to stop laughing at how a tablet isn't serious wargaming. Serious wargaming people, is not always about taking several months to play a game, it can also be about becoming seriously successful selling wargames to seriously large volumes of customers."

So there it is, high volume in sales is your definition of a serious wargame. Sorry, but you can sell billions of copies of battle acadamies and panzer corps and they still won't be serious wargames.

edit-yes it is all about the easy money now.Gameplay suffers for it.

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RE: Historicon seen by the Press #2 - 8/2/2013 4:56:21 PM   
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We're not developing games exclusively for iOS, we're just adding it to our list of supported operating systems and adapting existing games to it. Nothing has changed as far as all the work we do on hard core wargames.

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RE: Historicon seen by the Press #2 - 8/2/2013 8:07:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: vonRocko

"I think it will be time to stop laughing at how a tablet isn't serious wargaming. Serious wargaming people, is not always about taking several months to play a game, it can also be about becoming seriously successful selling wargames to seriously large volumes of customers."

So there it is, high volume in sales is your definition of a serious wargame. Sorry, but you can sell billions of copies of battle acadamies and panzer corps and they still won't be serious wargames.

edit-yes it is all about the easy money now.Gameplay suffers for it.

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Serious wargaming people, is not always about taking several months to play a game, it can also be about becoming seriously successful selling wargames to seriously large volumes of customers.


Hmmm considering he quoted me as saying it is not always about taking several months to play a game, which is as it was stated, not an all or nothing prospect, I fail to comprehend how he then leaps to the conclusion it is all about making money with games having lousy game play which I never stated was the case.

Von Rocko, you clearly have conned yourself into believing that some games due to not taking forever to play, or a capacity to play on smaller screens automatically renders them as not possessing sufficiently adequate game play.

That is simply your belief and you can keep it :) Seriously :)

I think if Slithering sold a billion copies of their games, well, I'd like to see the smiles that would create. 1 billion copies, hmm I wonder how much money that would be? :)

I think they would be over the moon for 1 million copies. Heck if it was my game I'd be celebrating with 500,000 units sold.

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