||  

Back to News Listing Slitherine and NorbSoftDev Ink Publishing Deal

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Scott Parrino

Type: Press Release

 

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and NorbSoftDev (www.norbsoftdev.net/) have signed a publishing deal to bring the Scourge of War series exclusively to their distribution channels.

The wargaming community can rejoice!!: market-leading publisher Slitherine and historical games developer NorbSoftDev have reached agreement to partner for the release of past and future games in the Scourge of War series of games. All games that are part of the franchise, including the main title Gettysburg and expansions Antietam and Pipe Creek will be releasing soon on both www.slitherine.com and www.matrixgames.com. The deal also includes the release of a brand new stand alone game, Chancellorsville, later this year.

JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine group of companies said: “Norb is a long-time friend and we’ve followed his success path closely in the past, from the great success of the Take Command series to the rise of the Scourge of War franchise. We are therefore proud to be his door to the market and believe we can utilize our sales and marketing experience to increase the success of the series and help build even greater projects in the future”.

The Scourge of War series started with the release of Gettysburg in 2010. It was praised by the specialist press Armchair General saying “The level of detail is flat-out stunning” and Out of Eight stating “Gettysburg should make any strategy gamer salivate”. Since then the release of the two expansions Antietam and Pipe Creek have increased the game’s popularity amongst players.

Norb Timpko, founder of NorbSoftDev, added: “Scourge of War has had a very successful run with our dedicated fan base. We have a great multiplayer community and many people are writing mods for the game, but as an independent self publishing developer, our audience is limited. We've had a relationship with Slitherine for many years and it just made sense to take this step. Slitherine/Matrix Games specialize in reaching out to wargamers with quality product and we fit this perfectly into this framework.  Self publishing is hard work and takes a lot of time away from game development and expanding the franchise to the next level. With the huge wargaming audience of Slitherine/Matrix Games, we will reach a much larger base and this will allow us to focus our time creating new games. There are a lot of ACW fans out there  that have never heard of the Scourge of War franchise, so we really want to reach out and tell the world who we are”.

More Info

      ( Views : 6209 )


    In Other News..

    Upgrade to box and win a coupon!

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    We have great news for you!

    First off, we have added our Upgrade-to-box option to many of our titles. If you already own the digital edition of a game, you’ll be able to receive the boxed edition for as little as $10. Check the list of games available, it’s larger than ever before!

    Read more...

    This Week in Matrix #19

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Hello everyone!
    We’re back with everyone’s favourite recap regarding our awesome site!
    This week’s been pretty quiet, but interesting nonetheless, let’s check out what happened!

    Read more...

    Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Tournament!!

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hello everyone!
    Today we are going to open the doors to our Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Tournament!

    “What is this tournament?”, you ask? It’s our way to involve our community, let them play with other users, win some prizes and (hopefully) build new relationships between us all!

     

    Read more...

    Order of Battle: Panzerkrieg is coming!

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    December 1941. Russian winter takes its toll and the German offensive is halted at Moscow and Leningrad. But the Wehrmacht high command knows that the winter is not going to last forever, and they are already making plans for a huge, renewed offensive in 1942. Long Panzer columns will be the armored spearhead of what is going to be the biggest offensive in history. It is the Panzerkrieg!

    Read more...

    Woken and alexrus will face each other for the title of Panzer Corps champion!

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    This is it! It's been a long tournament but the official 2017 Panzer Corps Tournament is almost over!

    Read more...

    The Operational Art of War IV FAQ!

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Hello everyone!
    Since we've announced The Operational Art of War IV, many of you have asked for more informations about the game!

    Read more...

    Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Dev Diary - the Armory Update

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    “She’s sturdy, powerful, and cost effective. That alone is the reason why it’s a staple of almost every major fleet in the Twelve Colonies. It’s impact on my personal good fortune is exactly none of your concern, and I believe, outside the remit of this interview.” - Sinon Quade, in reply to being questioned about the propagation of the Adamant frigate in modern militaries.

    Read more...