||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Slitherine and Buzz Aldrin Aim for the Stars!

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Scott Parrino

Type: Press Release

 

We are excited to announce that we have signed an exclusive deal with Buzz Aldrin Enterprises to produce a strategy game based on space exploration. The deal was secured on a hot summer morning during the Olympic Games in London and signed only a few days ago.

The game is currently in development at Polar Motion and is planned to release in 2013. Details are still to be revealed, but the deal will allow Slitherine to draw on the expansive knowledge of Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to set foot on the Moon. The deal secures the support of Buzz Aldrin Enterprises in the promotion and exploitation of the game but more importantly grants direct access to Buzz on critical aspects of the game design.

JD McNeil, Chairman of Slitherine, said: "We are privileged and honored to have the opportunity of working with Buzz. He is an extraordinary individual and a true hero of modern history. The game will sit perfectly in our catalogue, we work in a particular niche of the videogames market and this title will fit very well. With Buzz’s help we will be expanding our gaming experience into space exploration!”

After a long military career in the U.S. Air Force, Buzz Aldrin joined NASA in 1963 and became the second human being to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing on July 20, 1969. When asked about the deal with Slitherine and the project, Buzz Aldrin declared: "I’m very happy to be working with Slitherine on this project. Not only will it focus on the space missions I was privileged to take part in, but it will also include my Aldrin Cycler concept which incorporates my vision of how we should get to Mars."

This is another great achievement for the Slitherine Group. With an overall market landscape increasing year on year the Slitherine Group lead by JD McNeil had an annual turnover increase of 67% in its last fiscal year. Successful releases such as Battle Academy, the first full-price iPad wargame and franchises such as the Close Combat series have been major contributors to this success, and there is much more is still to be announced over the Christmas season. 

More Info

      ( Views : 7333 )


    In Other News..

    Windows 10 Compatibility List

    Thursday, September 03, 2015

    There are news from the front!
    Here are a list of games we have tested internally on Windows 10. There are a couple of games with issues listed below but the vast majority are fine and a few have minor issues you can work around (these are issues that were there with Window 8 too). 
    We'll update this list when we have more information. 

    Read more...

    Thirty Years War Released and Streamed!

    Thursday, September 03, 2015

    Only the dead have seen the end of war” – Sentence attributed to Plato

    1618. The seed of the Protestant Reformation has matured and is now ready to be caught, with blood.

    In the foundry of every town, hundreds of new armours are forged; swords are removed from the walls of homes, while soldiers are waiting for their moment, like vultures. Just a spark somewhere and all of Europe will be ignited...

    Thirty Years’ War, the long anticipated wargame developed by HQ Studio and brought to life thanks to the AGE Engine, is finally out!

    Read more...

    Qvadriga gets a special discount on Humble Bundle Store!

    Tuesday, September 01, 2015

    Qvadriga has been selected for a 48 hour special discount on Humble Bundle Store!

    Starting on September 1 at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT /7pm CEST  the game will be 50% discounted!

    For the first 24 hours it will be available at the sale price and will be featured on the front page of the Humble Store here!

    For the remaining 24 hours, the game will be featured on a “Yesterday's Deals" landing page.

    The offer ends on September 3 at 10am 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT /7pm CEST !

    Read more...

    Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios

    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Thirty Years War In-Depth Scenarios

    “Ultima ratio Regum” (The Last Arguments of Kings) - Cardinal Richelieu, speaking about artillery fire

    The Thirty Years War as you’ve never known it!

    One of the cruellest and most complex war in modern history is depicted with stunning precision in the eponymous game developed by HQ. Using the AGE Engine this game will let you personally live the tension erupting between the European states. Ranging from the early skirmishes through to the major battles involving the Great Powers of the time.

    The scenarios are designed to be challenging but not frustrating, portraying the struggle between Protestants and Catholics in both political and military aspects.

    Take a closer look on them! Aren't you ready to hear the sound of steel on steel?

    Read more...

    Matrix Games is back on the Humble Bundle Store!

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    A great opportunity is coming!

     You can purchase four great games on sale; starting today at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager, Panzer Corps, Pandora: First Contact, and Qvadriga will be 25% discounted on the Humble Bundle Store!

     The sale lasts until the 11th of September at 10 AM PDT / 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CEST!

     Whether you are competing to win the race to the Moon first or you are just fighting for glory and fame don’t miss the chance to grab these fantastic games at a great price!

    Read more...

    Ravenmark Art Book Revealed!

    Friday, August 28, 2015

    Witching Hour Studios has decided to delight you all revealing a beautiful Art Book about his upcoming title Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion!

    You will discover some of the main characters you will encounter during the unveiling of the dramatic events that will lead the Empire of Estellion to the brink of collapse!  

    Sixteen coloured pages featuring high ranking officers, stubborn veterans and dreadful hordes of enemies!

    Read more...

    War in the West: Operation Torch gets a release date!

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

    Gary Grigsby’s War in the West is unprecedented in its historical depth, detail and scope among computer wargames that depict the entire Western Front of World War II both on land and in the air.  War in the West is a “monster game” by any measure, but retains the ease of play that made its predecessor, War in the East, a classic.

    Nevertheless, 2by3 Games has not been resting on their laurels. The team was eager to add more material and many improvements to the game. The result of all these efforts is Operation Torch, a stunning expansion that covers not only the eponymous operation by the combined forces of the Western Allies against the Afrika Korps after El Alamein, but also much more!

    Read more...