Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 30 OCT 2014 10:53 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is now available! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Today is the day of the great launch, as we are overjoyed to be able to tell you that <strong>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager </strong>is now taking off and reaching new heights! Now that the game is officially released, nothing is holding you back from jumping in and exploring the solar system, as you race to be the first agency to put a man on the moon!</p> <p> Following an intense and satisfying early-access period, Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager has been designed in direct cooperation with the community, taking ideas from the fans and implementing them as new features. This includes the addition of the Soviet Space Agency, as well as the often requested multiplayer modes. It is thanks to the early adopters that we have been able to the most out of the game and we thank them all for their input.&nbsp;</p> <p> In order to celebrate the launch of Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager, we have teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to organize a <a href="http://bit.ly/1D6hJqf">contest</a>&nbsp;with awesome prices! The contest will be open to anyone who owns a copy of the game and the main price will be a trip to the Kennedy Space Center itself! In addition to the contest, we are also giving you a $10 discount for the first week!</p> <p> The Steam version of Space Program Manager will be available tomorrow. If you buy the game from our side, you will also be able to redeem your steam key <a href="http://bit.ly/1tlM8OO">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> Grab Space Program Manager from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1546/Buzz.Aldrins.Space.Program.Manager.is.now.available! Fri, 30 Oct 2014 GMT Space Program Manager gets mini-site and Twitch Session News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">This week is all about Space Program Manager here at the Slitherine Group! In anticipation of the Space Program Manager release, we launched the </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1szsRpo"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration: none;text-underline:none">Space Program Manager mini-site</span></a><span lang="EN-US">, containing new information on the game, as well as videos and screenshots.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">But that&#39;s not all! Tomorrow at 20:00 CET (3:00 EDT) we will be broadcasting a live gaming session on Twitch TV. During the stream, you will be able to learn how to play the game and get a better idea of its look and feel. For those of you with a Twitch account, the stream chat can be used to discuss the game amongst each other, or to&nbsp; ask t questions to the developers and provide feedback.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">After the stream is over, we will make the video on demand available , so you will be able see the action even if you missed it! </span>The stream can be found&nbsp; <u><span style="color:#7030A0"><a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT"><span style="color:#7030A0">here</span></a></span></u>.</p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Space Program Manager will be releasing on October 30<sup>th</sup> at the Slitherine stores and on October 31<sup>st</sup> on Steam. All players that get their copy via our online store will be able to redeem a Steam key for free.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Click </span><u><span style="color:#7030A0"><a href="http://bit.ly/1szsRpo"><span style="color:#7030A0">here</span></a></span></u><span lang="EN-US"> for the Space Program Manager Website.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1545/Space.Program.Manager.gets.mini-site.and.Twitch.Session Wed, 28 Oct 2014 GMT Buzz Aldrin: Ask Me Anything (AMA) on reddit News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager is releasing this Friday. We are very excited about the game and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. Lead developer Ignacio Liverotti (Nacho) is always active on the forums and ready to answer any questions you might have. Now, Buzz Aldrin himself will also be ready to answer your questions, as he will get his very own AMA (Ask Me Anything) on reddit.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Reddit is one of the biggest online message board where you can discuss, and share thoughts, ideas, links, images videos etc.. A popular type of topic is the so called &ldquo;AMA&rdquo; or &ldquo;Ask Me Anything&rdquo;, where a (famous) person introduces him/herself and allows you to ask him or her any question you would like.</span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">The AMA will start on the 30<sup>th</sup> of October at 10 AM ET , so have your questions ready!&nbsp; </span></p> <p class="Standard"> <span lang="EN-US">Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">here</a> to find out more about Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1544/Buzz.Aldrin:.Ask.Me.Anything.(AMA).on.reddit Tue, 27 Oct 2014 GMT Deal of the week Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion Wars News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FK-EW-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we present you another brand new weekly deal. This week, Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion Wars will be available for just $9,99! Fantasy Kommander combines classic turnbased trategy gameplay with RPG elements and puts them in a Medieval-fantasy setting with a rich lore and engaging story. If you&#39;re looking for a strategy game with a complex battle system, a deep storyline, and a huge setting, you probably don&#39;t want to miss this game.</p> <p> Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion Wars is a turn based wargame with a setting inspired by European fantasy and medieval tradition. The gameplay is based on a traditional hex map, with a wide variety of terrains and units available. The Battle System is very detailed and is based on several Combat Tables, which include, among others: the strength ratio between the Attacker and Defender, the state of health and morale of the units, tactical manoeuvres.</p> <p> Grab Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion Wars from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1oOzcm0">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1543/Deal.of.the.week.Fantasy.Kommander:.Eukarion.Wars Tue, 27 Oct 2014 GMT Space Program Manager Launch Contest Announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Next week is the release of the highly anticipated Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager. In order to celebrate the launch of Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager, we have teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to organize a contest with awesome prizes! The contest will be open to anyone who owns a copy of the game and the&nbsp;main prize will be a trip to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/">Kennedy Space Center</a>&nbsp;itself!</p> <p> The trip to the Kennedy Space Center will include your flight, two nights in a hotel and a full VIP treatment at the Space Center and you will be invited for lunch with an astronaut!&nbsp;And that is not all. We are also giving away three subscriptions to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.spaceanswers.com/">All About Space Magazine</a>&nbsp;(1 Year), five&nbsp;&ldquo;One Small Step&rdquo; 40th&nbsp;Anniversary books&nbsp;signed by Buzz Aldrin himself! Among the contestants, we are also giving away ten of Buzz&rsquo;s favorite&nbsp;&ldquo;Get your ass to Mars&rdquo; T-shirts&nbsp;and last but not least there is a chance to win one of the 500(!)&nbsp;$10 gift cards&nbsp;for the Slitherine Store.</p> <p> <strong>How to enter</strong></p> <p> Entering this competition could not be easier. When you buy Space Program Manager, all you have to do is launch the game and click the trophy icon in the menu. Next you just follow the onscreen instructions and you will have a chance to win one of the great prizes!&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>About the game</strong></p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1D6hJqf">here</a> to find out more about the contest.</p> <p> Get more information on Space Program Manager <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">here</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1542/Space.Program.Manager.Launch.Contest.Announced! Sat, 24 Oct 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 is out now on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_iPad_Materials_Box_2D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;The Russian Colossus...has been underestimated by us...whenever a dozen divisions are destroyed the Russians replace them with another dozen.&quot;</em>(German Army General Chief of Staff Franz Halder)</p> <p> Back in 2012, Battle Academy revolutionized the iPad world by introducing a deep and fully-featured tactical game about WWII. Any doubts about the capability of the iPad to smoothly run an intense 3D strategy game were quickly quieted and wargamers finally appreciated the device for what it&rsquo;s really worth.</p> <p> <strong>And today we are pleased to announce that its sequel is available!</strong>Moving the action to the Eastern Front, Battle Academy 2 includes everything that made the previous game so absorbing and accessible, whilst enhancing its gameplay with new tactical tools and offering a more ambitious scope in terms of content!</p> <p> Developed alongside the PC version, the iPad adaptation required a couple of extra weeks of work to optimize the game for this device and fine-tune the touch controls. All of the elements that made this sequel successful on PC have been implemented for a unique tactical experience in the mobile world. 4 story-driven campaigns, a random map generator, multiplayer modes with cooperative and versus gameplay, a unique skirmish mode that allows players to generate an infinite number of customized scenarios will all combine for a dramatic and breathtaking journey on the Eastern Front!&nbsp; On top of this is the cross platform multiplayer that means you already have an established community and can get your Battle Academy 2 fix wherever you are!</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front </em>from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1teWDGb">iTunes product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1541/Battle.Academy.2.is.out.now.on.iPad! Fri, 23 Oct 2014 GMT A closer look at rockets in Space Program Manager News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager is launching next week so it is about time to give you all a bit more information on the rockets that will actually be powering this game! Space Program Manager features an extensive library of different types of rockets that where built, or considered, by the American and Soviets space agencies during the Cold War. These rockets come each with their own characteristics and functionalities, and selecting the right rocket for the job will get you a long way on your road to the moon!&nbsp;</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager &nbsp;will be available next week on our own stores and on Steam.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">here</a> to find out more about Space Program Manager &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/American_rocket-01.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/American_rocket-01.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 239px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/Russian_rockets-01.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/Russian_rockets-01.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 239px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1540/A.closer.look.at.rockets.in.Space.Program.Manager Thu, 22 Oct 2014 GMT Deal of the Week - Pride of Nations News; <p> Pride of Nations, Ageod&rsquo;s biggest title ever, goes on sale once more! Pride of Nations allows you to reshape the world as one of the major countries of the 19<sup>th</sup> Century as you try to become the most prestigious nation. For the entire week, you will be able to grab this huge game for just $9,99!</p> <p> Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest, and colonization.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click here for the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1njSsBD">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1539/Deal.of.the.Week.-.Pride.of.Nations Wed, 21 Oct 2014 GMT A new update for Piercing Fortress Europa News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PFE-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> As part of our ongoing commitment to the <em>Piercing Fortress Europa </em>community, a new update for&nbsp;the latest logistic gem designed by Frank Hunter is available and it will make your wargaming experience even better!</p> <p> The v.1.04 fixes several issues reported by the community and introduces features to make the game even more user-friendly. For instance the strategic map can now be switched from one side of the screen to the other!</p> <p> To get the full changelog of the v1.04 update, read it on the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3709061">Matrix Games forums.</a></p> <p> To download the update, you can run &ldquo;Check for Update&rdquo; via the game menu or take it directly <a href="http://bit.ly/1FqUhIf">via this link</a>.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px;"> Get more information on <em>Piercing Fortress Europa </em>from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1lpSfk6">official product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1538/A.new.update.for.Piercing.Fortress.Europa Tue, 20 Oct 2014 GMT New screenshots for War in the West! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Confirmed for a release early December, <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West </em>now gets illustrated with a complete batch of HD screenshots! Thanks to these images, you can have a clear vision of the Theaters of Operations where you will lead your troops: Sicily, Bulge, Arnhem&hellip; all of the famous places of the Western Front will be featured in the game! But only commanders that pay attention to the details like the weather conditions, the logistic network, and air superiority will be able to build plans to deliver success.</p> <p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West 1943-45</em> is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany, War in the West brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your plan.</p> <p> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1wheFqR">Click here</a> to get more information about the game.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW-Arnhem.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW-Arnhem.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 318px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Arnhem</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Air Planning.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Air Planning.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 319px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Italy - Air Planning</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br /> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Weather Map.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Weather Map.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 319px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Weather Conditions - November 1944</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Bulge.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Bulge.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 319px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Battle of the Bulge</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br /> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW-Air Detail.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW-Air Detail.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 319px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Air Detail</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Unit Detail Screen.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/witw/WitW - Unit Detail Screen.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 318px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Unit Detail Screen</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1537/New.screenshots.for.War.in.the.West! Sat, 17 Oct 2014 GMT Pike & Shot is now available! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> &quot;<em>Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.</em>&rdquo; (Oliver Cromwell &ndash; English military and political leader)<br /> <br /> In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for religious, political or dynastic causes. The greatest powers of that period were regularly involved in conflicts and struggles to increase their dominance over the continent. Some countries have also to deal with inner tensions and are torn apart between factions. War is in the air. But war has changed. Due to the development of new technologies, traditional medieval tactics have been substituted with a totally different approach to effectively utilise the new formations and weapons.</p> <p> In these troubled times musketeers &ldquo;gave fire&rdquo; in a duel to the death, pikemen held stolidly against enemy assaults, and cavalry charged to glory or defeat. You can march in the footsteps of the great leaders of The Thirty Years War, Italian Wars and the English Civil War and refight some of the greatest battles of the Renaissance. With its 30 full-sized historical battles, its random map and scenario generator, its easy-to-use PBEM++ multiplayer system and its gameplay simulating accurately the tactics of the period, <em>Pike &amp; Shot </em>will thrill any history buff and fans of tactical challenges!<br /> <br /> <em>Pike &amp; Shot </em>features 30 historical scenarios that cover the main battles of three of the most important conflicts of the 16th and 17th centuries:</p> <ul> <li> The Thirty Years&rsquo; War (1616-1648)<br /> Pilgram-Lomnitz, 1618; White Mountain, 1620; Wimpfen, 1622; Lutter, 1626; First Breitenfeld, 1631; Lutzen, 1632; First Nordlingen, 1634; Wittstock, 1636; Second Breitenfeld, 1642; Roccoi, 1643</li> </ul> <ul> <li> The English Civil War (1642-1651)<br /> Stratton, 1643; Adwalton Moor, 1643; Edgehill, 1642; Storming of Bristol, 1643; Nantwich, 1644; Cheriton, 1644; Marston Moor, 1644; Lostwithiel, 1644; Second Newbury, 1644; Naseby, 1645</li> </ul> <ul> <li> The Great Italian Wars (1494-1559)<br /> Seminara, 1495; Fornova, 1495; Ravenna, 1512; Novarra, 1513; Marignano, 1515; Bicocca, 1522; Pavia, 1525; Ceresole, 1544; St. Quentin, 1557; Gravelines, 1558.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Today we have the pleasure to announce that the game is finally released and available on our store!&nbsp; In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! </strong></p> <p> We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store, once the game is available on this digital platform!<br /> <br /> Get more information on <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em> <a href="http://bit.ly/1sXb0yU">from its official product page</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1vhPAvZ">its live presentation</a> on the official Slitherine Group Twitch channel.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_01.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_01.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Newbury Speen</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>St Quentin</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_03.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PS/pike_shot_screenshot_03.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong>Wimpfen</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1536/Pike.&.Shot.is.now.available! Fri, 16 Oct 2014 GMT Server Maintenance News; <p> We are going to perform the server maintenance today; Wednesday, Oct 15 at 4 pm EST. The Matrix website and forum, the Ageod homepage and the Lobby system will be offline for the duration of the maintenance. The overall operation should last around 30 minutes.</p> <p> Sorry for the inconvenience.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1535/Server.Maintenance.. Thu, 15 Oct 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 gets updated! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Presented as &ldquo;<em>one of the most entertaining tactical-level wargames on the market today</em>&rdquo; by the <a href="http://bit.ly/1yy9Qfs">Digitally Downloaded team</a>, Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front is getting even better with its first official patch! Switching to version 1.01, the game gets rid off minor bugs for a smoother solo and multiplayer experience.</p> <p> Thanks to the crucial community feedback during the Early Access period, <em>Battle Academy 2</em> benefited from a very stable and polished version at release. However, some minor issues have been reported since then so the developers quickly prepared an update to fix these problems.<br /> <br /> <u> Here is the list of the key changes introduced by the 1.01 patch</u>:</p> <ul> <li> Fixes for mission and achievement logic</li> <li> Missing texture bugs fixed</li> <li> Additional scripting and other features</li> <li> Other bug fixes and performance improvements</li> </ul> <p> <a href="http://bit.ly/11iMVXB">Download the patch here</a>. The Steam version of the game will be updated automatically when you restart your Steam client.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1534/Battle.Academy.2.gets.updated! Wed, 14 Oct 2014 GMT Deal of the Week: Advanced Tactics Gold News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/ATGOLD-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Happy Monday everyone! This week we start off by offering you a great deal on Advanced Tactics Gold, the strategy title by VR Designs that offers an unparalleled amount of content and replayability. &nbsp;Advanced Tactics Gold lets you generate missions on the fly, allowing you to test your military skills in all kinds of challenges! For the entire week, we are giving you a 30% discount on this engaging wargaming classic!&nbsp;</p> <p> Based on the award winning game engine by the same name, Advanced Tactics: Gold offers a unique and infinitely replayable wargaming experience for any strategy fan. Building off of the enormous success of Advanced Tactics: World War II, the Gold edition gives players a more powerful game editor, much improved random game engine, many new features and abilities, and more. Advanced Tactics: Gold also comes with an updated manual and ever-changing and expanding wiki, a freshly revamped scenario bank, new graphics throughout the game, more troop types, as well as some new scenarios.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1z3vbOZ">here</a> for the product page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1533/Deal.of.the.Week:.Advanced.Tactics.Gold. Tue, 13 Oct 2014 GMT Ask Buzz Aldrin! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager</em> is releasing very soon and we came up with a great idea! As you all know, <em>Space Program Manager</em> is being developed in direct cooperation with the great man himself. As an astronaut, pilot and engineer, his experiences, practical knowledge and insights have been of terrific help in making a realistic and believable gaming experience.&nbsp; <strong>Now we give you the opportunity to ask your questions to the man himself! </strong></p> <p> You can submit your questions <a href="http://bit.ly/1oXczpZ">here</a> and a selection of your best questions will be answered by Buzz Aldrin and will be featured the game&rsquo;s manual! All contributors will of course be credited for their input. This is your chance to get you questions answered by one of the legends of our time!<br /> <br /> <em>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon</em> is the ultimate game of space exploration. It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.<br /> <br /> <strong>You can submit your questions <a href="http://bit.ly/1oXczpZ">here</a> (Steam account required)</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/Buzz_Aldrin.jpg" style="width: 279px; height: 396px;" /></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1532/Ask.Buzz.Aldrin! Sat, 10 Oct 2014 GMT Pike & Shot gets Release Date and Twitch Session! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we are happy to share with you that Pike &amp; Shot, our upcoming turn-based strategy game focused on the Italian Wars, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War, will be released on the 17<sup>th</sup> of October! In order to celebrate this joyous news, we will be playing Pike &amp; Shot live on Twitch TV for you to watch.&nbsp;</p> <p> Tomorrow at 20:00 CEST (14:00 EDT)we will be broadcasting a gaming session on Twitch TV displaying Pike &amp; Shot. This will be the first time we will be playing a game live for you to see and we hope you will all be able to join us! During the stream we will be playing the game live, so you can all directly see how the game is played and how it feels.</p> <p> For those of you with a Twitch account, the stream chat can be used to discuss the game amongst each other, or to directly ask us questions or provide feedback.</p> <p> After the stream is over, we will make the video on demand available to you as well, so you will be able see the action even if you missed the live event.</p> <p> In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for causes religious, political or dynastic. The Thirty Years War raged across Germany and beyond, leaving devastation in its wake, but saw rapid developments in battlefield tactics. You can take command in the greatest historical battles of the war, fight stand-alone &ldquo;what-if&rdquo; scenarios, or design your own scenarios using the easy to use editor.</p> <p> The Stream will start tomorrow at 20:00 CEST (14:00 EDT)and can be found <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/Usfq0V">here</a> to learn more about Pike &amp; Shot.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1531/Pike.&.Shot.gets.Release.Date.and.Twitch.Session! Wed, 7 Oct 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Espana 1936 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/E1936-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> This week we take the action to Spain, with Espa&ntilde;a1936! The game covers a period rarely seen in computer games, the Spanish Civil War, and has rich historical detail and historical accuracy. It is the first computer strategy game covering the entire Spanish Civil War. You will face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Republicans or Nationalists during the war. For the duration of the week, you will be able to get your hands on this game for just $ 19,99!&nbsp;</p> <p> Using the powerful AGE engine,&nbsp;Espa&ntilde;a: 1936 covers the complete Spanish Civil War from 1936-1939. The game features more than 200 regions, complete with cities, roads, weapons factories, weather types, factions and subfactions of the time of the war. The game includes a grand campaign plus the Fall of the North, a host of historical leaders, units and events. Espa&ntilde;a: 1936&nbsp;is a must-have for any grand strategy fan.</p> <p> Click here for the <a href="http://bit.ly/1vFAWwb">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1530/Deal.of.the.Week.Espana.1936 Tue, 6 Oct 2014 GMT War in the West coming in December! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;No amphibious attack in history has approached this one in size. Along miles of coastline there were hundreds of vessels and small boats afloat and ant-like files of advancing troops ashore&rdquo; </em>(Dwight D. Eisenhower &ndash; Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe)</p> <p> July 1943 &ndash; The German war machine is jammed. On the Eastern Front the Soviets are progressing relentlessly, and Rommel had to retreat and finally leave North Africa. But to make the Axis capitulate, the Allied forces have to turn up the heat on the Western Front. Even if the German army has been weakened after 4 years of ruthless combat, its soldiers are battle-hardened veterans and its commanders are building almost impenetrable defensive lines in Italy. The time for launching massive seaborne and airborne operations has come; the Western Front is re-opened!</p> <p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the West</em><em>1943-45</em> is the most ambitious and detailed computer wargame on the Western Front of World War II ever made.&nbsp; Starting with the Summer 1943 invasions of Sicily and Italy and proceeding through the invasions of France and the drive into Germany, <em>War in the West </em>brings you all the Allied campaigns in Western Europe and the capability to re-fight the Western Front according to your own plans.</p> <p> The game features 3 main campaigns and 7 smaller scenarios for a comprehensive coverage of the combats in Western Europe between July 1943 and mid 1945:</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1943 Campaign - 109 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1944 Campaign (May Start) &ndash; 64 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1944 Campaign (D-Day Start) &ndash; 62 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Air Campaign &ndash; 4 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Operation Husky &ndash; 7 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Salerno to Rome 43-44 (starting with Operation Avalanche)&ndash; 42 turns/multiplayer only</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Battleground Italy &ndash; 95 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Breakout and Pursuit (starting with Operation Cobra) &ndash; 11 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Westwall (starting with Operation Market Garden) &ndash; 12 turns</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bulge to the Rhine (starting with The Battle of the Bulge) &ndash;12 turns</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Based on the <em>War in the East</em> engine, that the Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s team has been polishing and improving for years, <em>War in the West</em> will blow the minds of fans of historical simulations with its incredible level of detail and realism.</p> <p> Today we have the pleasure to unveil that <strong>the game will be released in early December 2014</strong>! So watch out for more details and get ready for the release!</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Gary Grigsby&#39;s War West</em>from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1oGSynG"><strong>product page</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1529/War.in.the.West.coming.in.December! Sat, 3 Oct 2014 GMT Space Program Manager will be launching on Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager</em>is almost ready for take-off. Following the successful Early-Access Program, we have made further changes and improvements to the game. We are all really excited to see the everything coming together in this unique game as the finishing touches are made before the release later this month.&nbsp;</p> <p> We are also happy to announce that the game will also be coming to Steam. As of today, the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/308270">Steam page</a>&nbsp;for <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager</em> is live and we will provide a Steam key to anyone who already bought the game in Early-Access. All they have to do is register their serial <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>. As always, using Steam is optional, as we will also be selling and supporting the non-Steam version of <em>Space Program Manager</em>.</p> <p> Those of you who wish to see <em>Space Program Manager</em> in action can take a look at the impressive youtube playlist by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjU9FjRvmGA&amp;list=PLERnbCD3VSGXY_w0uB0CQVMrYGdcNDNkW">Sebbi</a>, who has become very experienced with the game and is able to show you different strategies for managing your flights and missions.</p> <p> <em>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager</em> (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration. It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager&nbsp;</em>is developed by Polar Motion and will be released on the 31<sup>st</sup> of October.</p> <p> Click here for the <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1528/Space.Program.Manager.will.be.launching.on.Steam Fri, 2 Oct 2014 GMT Come and see us during the Spieltagen in Essen! News; <p> As October is upon us again, the time for the Internationale Spieltagen (or SPIEL for short)in Essen is approaching! Just as the previous years, the Slitherine Group has rented a booth and will be present at this event. This year, SPIEL will be held from October 16 until the 19<sup>th</sup> and during these days you will be able to find us in hall 1, <strong>booth C-143</strong>. We are really looking forward to the event and to be able to meet some of the community. Of course we will also have a lot of games for you to see, play and buy!</p> <p> SPIEL in Essen means: Four days of fun, meeting friends, playing and testing thousands of games and novelties together with gamers from all over the world. Make up your own mind about the quality of the international gaming market and feel free to buy your favourite ones!</p> <p> Get ticket prices and other information from the <a href="http://www.merz-verlag-en.com/index.html">official website</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1527/Come.and.see.us.during.the.Spieltagen.in.Essen! Thu, 1 Oct 2014 GMT