||  

Back to News Listing Battle Academy goes the extra mile with a lite version

Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Scott Parrino

Type: Demo

 

We have been continually updating the game and to celebrate its success are now launching a lite version of the game exclusively for the iPad store and updating the existing PC and Mac demos, released a few months ago. 

Critically acclaimed strategy gaming franchise Battle Academy is three years old, but it shows no signs of slowing down its worldwide success. The stunning release of the iPad version earlier this year, received an incredible reaction, both in terms of overall sales, with the game constantly sitting in the top grossing strategy games charts and in terms of public recognition with well over 500 five stars rating and an average reviewers scores of 4.5 stars across the globe.

We have been continually updating the game and to celebrate it success are now launching a lite version of the game exclusively for the iPad store and updating the existing PC and Mac demos, released a few months ago. This new demo version includes an intro mission and a full single player scenario, set only a few days after the Normandy landing. It also allows you to accept invitations to 2 multiplayer scenarios from players who have the full game, It represents an ideal prequel to the main game and it is designed to be accessible and enjoyed by any newcomer.
 
There is also a great new addition to an already long list of community-based features included in Battle Academy. All existing players now have the opportunity to invite any friend to a multiplayer battle, even if they don't own the game. The process is very simple: by clicking the new invite button that has been added to the game's main menu, players will be driven through a very simple setup process. The invited person will receive a link to download a demo and taken directly into the scenario with its turn ready to be played.
 
The release of demo and invite system, also coincides with the issue of game update 2.0.6. A full list of changes in v2.0.6 can be found here.
 
"We are trying to give the community an opportunity to share their passion in a completely new way", said Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. "Usually players can post results and achievement on their Facebook pages, but the opportunity of inviting friends that don't own the game has never been tried before. To celebrate the launch of this revolutionary system we have also decided to invite some pretty unusual players to play the game. We would really like some big names to come to the game and enjoy it as much as thousands of people are already doing worldwide".
 
The list of VIP people invited to play Battle Academy include former Secretary of State of the US Colin Powell, general David Petraeus, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Martin Dempsey and many others.
 
PC and Mac versions of the main game will also be discounted for a week’s time to match the iPad version price at $ 19.99.

More Info

      ( Views : 3546 )


    In Other News..

    Order of Battle: Winter War is out!

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Order of Battle has reached the frozen lands of Finland! Winter War is out!

    Winter War, the latest DLC for the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is now OUT for PC and Mac!

    Read more...

    Strategic Command: WWII in Europe in numbers!

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    In Strategic Command you take command of the Axis or the Allies as a whole, without being limited to a single nation. This forces the player to think globally, in order to make the best use of all the resources and to plan successful strategies.

    Knowing the strengths and the weaknesses of each faction is crucial to achieve victory! 

    Read more...

    Order of Battle: Winter War - Don't miss the Twitch!

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    The release date of Winter War, the latest DLC to the highly praised Order of Battle: World War II, is approaching. The expansion is being released tomorrow! 

    Read more...

    Command LIVE Episode 1 is out!

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    The Command LIVE project has officially taken off. The first release, Old Grudges Never Die, is out on our site and on Steam. You can purchase it here.

    We are really proud of this first episode and of the project as a whole. Developers WarfareSim and Bart Gauvin, an experienced designer from the community, have worked hard to bring this project to life and this is only the start. It’s the first time a detailed simulation takes on real life events to create such detailed fictional, but true-to-life scenarios.

    Read more...

    Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe Box Art revealed!

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    Today we are ready to reveal the definitive cover art of Strategic Command: WWII in Europe. This wargame is a deeply immersive turn based strategy game covering the greatest conflict in modern history.

    Read more...

    Command LIVE. Play history live, as it happens.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Command LIVE is a very ambitious project. Its aim is to recreate highly accurate scenarios from real-world situations and events, as they happen. WarfareSims has teamed up with the best editors and modders from the community, to create short, engaging scenarios that re-create real life events. Where geopolitical instability calls for military power to come into play, the Command LIVE project calls for players.
     
    The first DLC to be released under this name is Old Grudges Never Die. Players take control of either Russian or Turkish forces in the attempt to maintain national honor and pride, while keeping a lid on hostilities to prevent the outbreak of larger conflict. 
     

    Read more...

    Espana 1936 is 50 percent off!

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    In order to commemorate the anniversary of the Spanish Civil War we are offering a 50% discount on one of the best wargame about this crucial – but too often underrated –conflict:

    España1936!

    For an entire week you’ll have the chance to play this masterpiece for half of the price!  Harry up! The offer lasts until July, 19th!

    In España 1936 you will experience the famous battles of Jarama, Guadalajara and Ebro, command the International Brigades or the Army of Africa. Can you conquer Madrid and force the Republic to surrender or will you lead the Anarchist forces of Durruti to victory?

    Read more...