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Back to News Listing Slitherine and Matrix merge to form Wargames Publishing giant

Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

Market leaders to become largest specialist publisher!

Slitherine Ltd and Matrix Games today announced that they have signed a comprehensive agreement to merge the companies creating the world's largest wargaming specialist publisher. Both Brands have strong identities and core values and these will be maintained to provide maximum enjoyment and added value to all customers.

 

Slitherine is a privately funded company operating in the entertainment business. Its mission is to deliver history based products to the widest possible audience. Slitherine’s main focus is publishing and developing of videogames, however Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, internet gaming, board games and has provided a range of consultancy services to TV and other media companies. Slitherine is at the forefront of delivering entertainment through history and history through entertainment. Founded by wargaming world champions JD and Iain McNeil, the company works with key partners such as HISTORY™, MILITARY HISTORY™, Horrible Histories™, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing, Spike TV, Showtime and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way.

 

Slitherine's Group Chairman JD McNeil said: “We are excited and thrilled about the deal with Matrix Games. We both operate in a niche market and we see many opportunities to further grow and expand the business by joining forces. By combining our resources and experience we are confident that we can lead this market to the next level”.

 

Matrix Games has been in business for over ten years and leads the way when it comes to the wargames sector in video games, for innovation, customer satisfaction, and media recognition. The company pioneered the move into digital delivery, minimising costs to customers and providing them with an interactive environment to join battle with their peers. The growth in Matrix has come from working with some of the best developers in the strategy gaming business, from established wargames developers like Gary Grigsby, and Strategic Studies Group to innovators as well as classic titles from Talonsoft.

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games said:  “Matrix has always been at the cutting edge for innovation. We started over 10 years ago and were the first to move into the digital download business.  With a very focused emphasis on customer service we have becoming market leaders in our field, where gameplay is all important. By merging with Slitherine, we can pursue our common goals to grow the business and this market sector as a whole”.

 

Photo below Left to Right: Karlis Rutins, Marco Minoli, Iain McNeil, JD McNeil, David Heath and Erik Rutins

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