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All Rights Reserved. 20 SEP 2014 18:24 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira is now available News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PFC_EoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p class="body" style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&ldquo;<em>Zeus,</em> <em>father of the Olympians,</em> <em>made night from mid-day,</em> <em>hiding the light of the shining Sun,</em> <em>and sore fear came upon men.</em>&rdquo; (Archilochus)</span></p> <p class="body" style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">The world of Pandora, mankind&rsquo;s new hope, was already a dangerous place for the human colonists. A hostile environment where vile alien creatures roamed the land and these did not welcome the human visitor.&nbsp; As if all these hazards were not enough, Pandora has now become an even more dangerous place. As the sun grows dark, a new enemy species reaches the surface of this hostile world, rising up from the depths of Pandora and a new human faction joins the competition for the planet&rsquo;s dominance.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">In order to cope with these new enemies, you will need to use new features to their advantage. The new diplomacy and intelligence options allow you to better cooperate in times of need, or harass a potential enemy before hostilities break out officially. You will also be given new defensive mechanisms, such as the ability to drop mines from orbit in order to disrupt enemy formations.&nbsp; For the first time in Pandora, you will also be able expand beyond their land into the sea, in order to look for those precious resources that will give youan edge over your foes.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">With these new features and enhancements, <i>Eclipse of Nashira</i> further improves upon the fan favourite series developed by Proxy Studios. Giving players more options, more challenges and more variety in an already addictive 4X game. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Celebrating the release of this expansion, we are offering a 33% discount on both the <i>Pandora: First Contact </i>base game as well as on the <i>Eclipse of Nashira</i> expansion! We are also offering a combined package, giving those who wish to buy all the content in one go extra savings. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <i><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira</span></i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> will be available from our own stores and on Steam. We will be offering a free Steam key to anyone who buys the game from our stores. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Get more information on <i>Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira</i> from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1kkQ6GH">product page</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1520/Pandora:.Eclipse.of.Nashira.is.now.available Sat, 19 Sep 2014 GMT Distant Worlds Gets another update News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_DW_U_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Patch 1.9.5.8 is now available!</p> <p> The most detailed 4X title gets another major update! As of today patch 1.9.5.8 is available for download through all major channels. This update adds new customization features for ship designs and also further increases the modability of the AI, giving you more control than ever over your copy of Distant Worlds, allowing you to tailor the game to your liking. Other changes includes new AI tweaks, and weapon balances.&nbsp;</p> <p> Distant Worlds: Universe&nbsp;is the newest chapter of this critically acclaimed sci-fi series, adding incredible new features and an exciting new storyline.&nbsp;&nbsp;Universe&nbsp;is also the ultimate collector&rsquo;s edition, the first time all previous&nbsp;Distant Worlds&nbsp;releases have been included in one package, along with an updated manual and greatly expanded modding support. Distant Worlds&nbsp;is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game. &nbsp;</p> <p> If you own the Steam version of Distant Worlds: Universe, you patch will be applied automatically when it is available. All other users can run the updater tool on their launcher or download the patch manually <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/515/downloads/">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1wLx3tq">here</a> for the full changelog.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1gnqQLh">here</a> to find out more about Distant Worlds: Universe.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1519/Distant.Worlds.Gets.another.update Sat, 19 Sep 2014 GMT Hell is Approaching News; <p> The mythical land of Gilrand is such a safe and quiet place that knights and paladins are drinking beers all day long in the trendiest inns of the realm. But there is no better target for the devil than a charming and peaceful place. In the darkest side of this fantasy world, subterranean legions are just waiting for one sign from their hellish leader to start a monstrous invasion. Harmonious times are over and chaos gets underway!</p> <p> In <em>HELL</em>, a new turn-based strategy game developed using the very flexible Battle Academy engine, players will be able to lead the sacred human forces from the &ldquo;Order of Light&rdquo; or the infernal troops from the &ldquo;Demons of Hell&rdquo; faction. Every unit has a unique function on the battlefield so players will have to judiciously mix the unique abilities and specific strengths of their magic and military squads to be victorious. Diversity is the key word in <em>HELL</em>, and this is supported by a vast array of units, various types of terrain and environments, myriad layers of tactical options, a long story-driven campaign, and a devilish multiplayer mode with cross-platform functionality.</p> <p> This fabled multiplatform tactical game is now ready to enter the beta phase on PC. And we invite players to help us test it! By signing up for the beta, players will have a chance to be selected to be one of the lucky few who will be able experience <em>HELL</em> before release and help us with the final touches, ensuring a smooth release on PC and iPad later this year.</p> <p> The PC version of Hell is currently in beta. Players can sign up for the by clicking <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a>.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>HELL </em>from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1jvYoKf">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1518/Hell.is.Approaching. Fri, 18 Sep 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Battle Academy News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BA-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Celebrating the launch of the highly anticipated Battle Academy 2, we are happy to announce that this week we are giving you a great offer on the first Battle Academy! Now you will be able to grab Battle Academy for just $ 19,99. Never was there a better time to pick up the game that started this classic series!</p> <p> Approachable, absorbing, detailed and yet visually impressive, Battle Academy aims to revolutionize the strategy games market with a blend of intuitive design and compelling gameplay. This quick-paced easy-to-learn strategy title boasts an impressive number of unit types and different missions and delivers endless replay value because of cleverly designed online multiplayer system, built in scenario editor and a host of user mods and scenarios.&nbsp;</p> <p> Find more information on the Battle Academy <a href="http://bit.ly/1liUqEJ">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1517/Deal.of.the.Week.Battle.Academy. Tue, 15 Sep 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 Out now! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> &ldquo;<em>The enemy is at the gate. It is a question of life and death.&rdquo; </em>(Andrei Zhdanov &ndash; Soviet Politician)</p> <p> June 22, 1941 &ndash; German troops cross the border in Soviet-occupied Poland and break instantly the Non-Aggression pact between Germany and the USSR. This brutal and massive operation opened a huge new front in Europe. While the initial advance was fast and surprising enough to make the Germans reach the gates of Moscow, the invaders quickly had to deal with a valiant resistance from the Red Army and endure the tough weather and terrain conditions. Soon the Eastern Front became the ruthless and the bloodiest front of the whole war&hellip;</p> <p> In <em>Battle Academy 2</em>, you can join both sides and re-fight some of the key operations that made the east front legendary. Not only this sequel captures the essence of the gameplay of the series that made <em>Battle Academy</em> so funny and accessible but also introduces numerous features for a brand new tactical experience. 4 story-driven campaigns, a random map generator, multiplayer modes with cooperative and versus gameplay, a unique skirmish mode that allows to generate an infinite number of customized scenarios and an enhanced pool of tactical orders are waiting for the most demanding fans of strategy games!</p> <p> <strong>Today we have the pleasure to announce that the game is finally released.</strong>In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a $10 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who has a copy the game, wherever they bought it from, once the game is available on this digital platform!</p> <p> Click here for the official <a href="http://bit.ly/YtdQyR">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1516/Battle.Academy.2.Out.now! Fri, 11 Sep 2014 GMT Legions of Steel ready for beta News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_LoS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Far in the future, factions from the Milky Way are forming a military coalition. Their target: The Empire of the Machines, a fearsome robotic authority that endangers the whole galaxy. In <em>Legions of Steel</em>, players will control a squad of elite human troopers sent behind the enemy lines to eliminate the threat at the source. Alternatively, they will be able to lead the robots through the dark and cold corridors of the Machine&rsquo;s undergrounds to repel the Human offensive.</p> <p> Directly inspired from the board game of the same name, <em>Legions of Steel</em> is a fast-paced and thrilling tactical game in which every move can change the outcome of a battle. Analyzing the maps, planning orders wisely, selecting the right tactical options and reading the opponent&rsquo;s mind will be necessary to not be outmaneuvered by the enemy. Both sides are equipped with ranged weapons, so only the players able to identify the best cover and the key lines of fire will have a chance to survive in this futuristic world.</p> <p> Thanks to 2 single-player solo campaigns, hotseat and skirmish modes, various multiplayer scenarios and a gameplay that both captures the essence of the original board game and introduces new features to adapt the game to modern standards, <em>Legions of Steel</em> is the digital adaptation that the fans of tactical sci-fi games were waiting for!</p> <p> This captivating multiplatform tactical game is now ready to enter the beta phase on PC, iPad and Android Tablets. And we invite players to help us test it! By signing up for the beta, players will have a chance to be selected to be one of the lucky few who will be able experience <em>Legions of Steel</em> before release and help us with the final touches, ensuring a smooth release later this year.</p> <p> You can sign up for the beta <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a>.</p> <p> Get more information on Legions of Steel from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1oslSxz">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1515/Legions.of.Steel.ready.for.beta Thu, 10 Sep 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front is releasing later this week. In order to make the waiting a little easier for you, we have &nbsp;prepared a couple of trailers, which will give you a taste of the look and feel of his intricate strategy game. The first trailer is a gameplay trailer, while the second one is a main title theme trailer that uses wonderful music by composer Alessandro Ponti and the amazing art created by Art Director Richard Evans.&nbsp;</p> <p> To celebrate these trailers we have also made available the <a href="http://bit.ly/WL4BbF">Steam product page</a>. The Steam version of Battle Academy 2 will be the same as the one we sell, with the inclusion of Steam Cards. As with all our games, we provide a Steam key to everyone who buys the non-steam version from our own stores.</p> <p> Sequel to its successful, Battle Academy 2 moves the action east &ndash; to the bloodied plains of Mother Russia. When a gritty new look, great new features, and random mission generation meet battle-proven gameplay you can be sure of a strategy classic! Experience the brutal campaign from both sides as you play across 4 campaigns &ndash; as partisan, Tiger, T-34 and dozens of other accurately modeled units. See how the harsh weather of the steppes changed the course of the war.</p> <p> Click here for the <a href="http://bit.ly/YtdQyR">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qzRkw73VRBk?list=UU-ersowRelLzi6fSRfXodyQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RX4u-KysSc0?list=UU-ersowRelLzi6fSRfXodyQ" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1514/Battle.Academy.2.gets.trailers.and.Steam.page! Thu, 10 Sep 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Germany at War News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/GaW-B1941-3DBox2-100x100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Here at the Slitherine Group, the start of a new week means a new deal! This week we take the action back to the Eastern Front with <em>Germany at War: Barbarossa 1941</em>. This operational turn based game allows you to rewrite historythrough an addictive combination of compelling gameplay, realistic events and challenging battles. Now for this entire week, you will be able to jump into the action for just $9,99!&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Germany At War: Operation Barbarossa 1941</em>&nbsp;is an elegant turn-based design, inspired by classics such as&nbsp;Panzer General, but with more of a historical focus.&nbsp; You command the German forces through a branching historical campaign covering the entire 1941 campaign as well as part of the 1942 campaign.&nbsp; Dozens of scenarios stretch from the Soviet border all the way to Archangel and towards Astrakhan, the original military goals of Operation Barbarossa. &nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/Kyi1kV">here</a> for the official product page.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1513/Deal.of.the.Week..Germany.at.War Tue, 8 Sep 2014 GMT Slitherine Group acquires Shenandoah Studio News; <p> <em>Fine makers of strategy games to continue evolution of portable wargaming.</em></p> <p> The Slitherine Group announces that it is partnering with Shenandoah Studio to ensure that their innovative titles have the benefit of multi-channel distribution, backed by the development resources needed to achieve their full potential. Shenandoah Studio, the development house behind iPad successes such as <strong>Battle of the Bulge</strong> and <strong>Drive on Moscow</strong>, is the winner of many awards. The US-based developer was a breath of fresh air, bringing innovation to the strategy genre on iOS thanks to a clever, streamlined game design and a state-of-the-art game engine.</p> <p> &ldquo;<em>As Shenandoah has grown, the needs of supporting, upgrading, and distributing our current titles imposed ever-increasing burdens on our ability to move ahead with the new material our customers want</em>&ldquo;, said Eric Lee Smith, founder and CEO of Shenandoah. &ldquo;<em>Slitherine has the scale and reach to ensure that Shenandoah moves ahead productively and delivers exciting new games for our audience to enjoy</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> The Slitherine Group adds a key player to its already impressive roster of brands, to focus especially on bringing strategy games to a wider audience.</p> <p> &ldquo;<em>Our continued efforts to expand the wargames and strategy games audience and to attract new players through innovative game play and new platforms, external licenses and internal franchises are testament to the consistency of our mission statement that we started with fifteen years ago</em>&rdquo;, said JD McNeil Chairman of the Slitherine Group. &ldquo;<em>We are looking forward to partnering with Shenandoah&rsquo;s founders to amplify this vision to conquer new ground and expand the boundaries of strategy gaming even further</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> All Shenandoah&rsquo;s previously released games will be added to the Slitherine Group&rsquo;s stores across the web. New projects that were already under development will also be joining the group&rsquo;s production schedule, with special attention given to Gettysburg: The Tide Turns, a project designed by Eric Lee Smith that was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August last year.</p> <p> &ldquo;<em>We are looking forward to working with Eric to bring this game to completion and releasing it as a key part of our future lineup</em>&rdquo;, said Iain McNeil, Development Director at Slitherine. &ldquo;<em>Eric&rsquo;s design vision is a key asset we want to leverage on in order to make sure Gettysburg is the game that all Kickstarter backers were looking for</em>&rdquo;.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1512/Slitherine.Group.acquires.Shenandoah.Studio Fri, 4 Sep 2014 GMT New information and screenshots for Pike & Shot News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PaS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;War is not a river, or a lake, but an ocean of all that is evil&quot; (Gustav II Adolf, King of Sweden)</em></p> <p> Initially introduced to the lucky few who attended our 2014 annual convention &ldquo;Home of Wargamers&rdquo;, <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em> is now mature enough to show more of the game to public! This upcoming strategy game designed by Richard Bodley Scott &ndash; the mastermind behind the <em>Field of Glory</em> table-top wargame rules &ndash; aims to simulate the majors battles in the age of Pike and Shot &ndash; the 16<sup>th</sup> and 17<sup>th</sup> centuries.</p> <p> The period covered by this game is particularly interesting from a tactical point of view as lots of changes occurred on the battlefield at that time. In only two hundred years commanders have been substituting traditional medieval tactics with modern ones, inserting musketeers and artillery in the armies. Obviously the players will be able to feel this tactical revolution in <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em>!</p> <p> This setting, combined with the approachable and visually immersive <em>Battle Academy</em> engine, makes <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em> a very engaging title for any gamer that has an interest for this period. 3 huge campaigns, a skirmish mode that allows to generate an infinite number of &ldquo;What-if&rdquo; scenarios and a multiplayer system powered by the famous PBEM++ come together for a captivating experience in the heart of the bloodiest battles of the Renaissance.</p> <p> <em>Pike &amp; Shot</em>is currently in beta and will release later this year for PC, with an iPad version following soon.</p> <p> Click here for the official <a href="http://bit.ly/Usfq0V">product page</a>.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_01.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_01.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_02.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_02.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_03.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_03.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_04.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/PikeAndShot/pike_shot_020914_screenshot_04.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1511/New.information.and.screenshots.for.Pike.&.Shot Wed, 2 Sep 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Pride of Nations News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG-PoN-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> This week we offer you a great deal on Pride of Nations, Ageod&rsquo;s biggest title ever! 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.</p> <p> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1njSsBD">here</a>&nbsp;for the official product page.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1510/Deal.of.the.Week..Pride.of.Nations Tue, 1 Sep 2014 GMT To End All Wars Releasing on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In a couple of hours, To End All Wars will hit the Steam stores! To End All Wars is already the considered by some fans to be the best Ageod game yet. With the Steam release, &nbsp;comes also the release of the release of the new To End All Wars trailer that will help you get into the proper mood.</p> <p> Those of you who have already bought the game will be able to redeem their free Steam key <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</p> <p> In To End All Wars - their new Grand Strategy game dedicated to WW1 - Ageod aim to reproduce in detail this conflict that involved all of the main powers of this period. The AGE engine has been especially enhanced in order to cover the specifics of this war. New technologies, trenches, war plans, aerial and armored units, and an original diplomatic system have been implemented to simulate the Great War with a high level of realism.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1nCNwHZ">here</a> for the Steam product page.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kq9pUlvNTDU" width="420"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1509/To.End.All.Wars.Releasing.on.Steam!. Sat, 29 Aug 2014 GMT Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required News; <p> Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required, to work at our offices in Epsom UK.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Required to work on our existing technologies including PBEM++ and STUB engines</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To work on the Battle Academy engine; currently involving games such as Battle Academy 2, &nbsp;Hell, Pike and Shot and other titles not yet announced.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; To work directly on other Slitherine internal projects.</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Developers at all levels required with excellent interpersonal skills, to be responsible for supporting our external development partners.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Required Skills</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A knowledge and enthusiasm for our genre of games an advantage</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Excellent C/C++ skills</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Solid C# skills</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Problem solving skills</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ability to work with external development teams</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Advantages</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Previous professional games programming experience</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Knowledge of PHP and other web technologies</p> <p> &middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wargaming experience</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Please send your CV to <a href="mailto:career@slitherine.co.uk">career@slitherine.co.uk</a></strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1508/Slitherine.is.recruiting:.Programmers.required Sat, 29 Aug 2014 GMT Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira gets release date News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_PFC_EoN_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Since the release of <em>Pandora: First Contact</em> in late 2013, developers from Proxy Studios have been carefully collecting players&rsquo; feedback and thinking about the pros and cons that were highlighted by the community. At the core of this debate were requests about the diversity in this 4X sci-fi game, and the richness of the diplomatic relations between the factions. As a result the team has been working hard to make the game deeper and released several patches and a free expansion &ndash; <em>Return of Messari</em> &ndash; that went in this direction, and brought brand new content with a game changer that ensured fun and challenge for the late game.</p> <p> Even though diplomacy has been improved by the patches, it was still not a decisive feature in the game. But the time for blind and demonstrative war will come to an end <strong>on September 19<sup>th</sup></strong>, the official release date of <em>Eclipse of Nashira</em>, the ultimate expansion for <em>Pandora: First Contact</em>.</p> <p> Indeed this new add-on is really focused on shadow warfare and underground moves. Espionage, sabotage, riots, and technology theft are only few examples of the new sneaky possibilities that await the players. At the same time the different factions start to expand beyond the planet&#39;s landmass to generate more resources, opening up a new frontier. Once more the balance of power should be reconsidered on this inhospitable planet, and both ruse and low blow will now play a major role on the surface of Pandora.</p> <p> We are also pleased to announce that the game will be available both on our stores and on Steam!</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira </em>from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1kkQ6GH">product page</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot3.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot2.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot1.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Pandora/shot4.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1507/Pandora:.Eclipse.of.Nashira.gets.release.date Fri, 28 Aug 2014 GMT Community impressions of To End All Wars News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Yesterday we saw the release of To End All Wars. This grand strategy game focuses on The Great War and lets you take control over one of the major alliances of the era to settle the disputes of the great powers for once and for all.</p> <p> Directly after the game was made available we received our first orders by fans who had waited a long time to get their hands on the game. Many of those have managed to play the game for a number of hours now and have posted some of their first impressions and today we would like to share some of them with you.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">H Gilmer</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;">: &ldquo;of all the Athena titles, I&#39;m enjoying this one the most. I can see myself playing this one a hell of a lot. I have no idea if it is historical or what not, but I&#39;m having fun. I am not getting as frustrated as I have with earlier titles. Still they were fun, but this one is keeping me more attentive.&rdquo;</span></p> <p> <strong>Searry</strong>: &ldquo;The game is&nbsp;massive! Most of the decisions you make can affect you a lot. So careful play is important. I&#39;m playing on AI bonuses and otherwise hard settings. Very nice job by ageod!&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>Swotoro</strong>: &ldquo;I had a ball in beta. The game plays VERY differently depending on which &quot;side&quot; you select (Entente/Allies, Central Powers, Eastern Entente/Russia). One of my first items to watch for was the variations of front warfare experienced in this war (static/trench in West, fluctuating front in East for instance). The game does a great job of creating these warfare forms. That&#39;s why it plays so differently depending on the alliance you select.&rdquo;</p> <p> <strong>Ostwindflak</strong>: &ldquo;I think this is a spectacular game! (albeit a few spelling and grammatical errors sprinkled throughout some in game text)&nbsp;Playing as the CP, my crowning moment last night was stomping a mud hole in the Russian armies arses in Eastern Prussia. I inflicted 51,000 casualties in one battle against them using the crossfire battle plan.&nbsp;Love this game already! Thank you Ageod, this is a must own kind of game!!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">here</a> for more information on To End All Wars.</p> <p> Discuss the game in the <a href="http://www.ageod-forum.com/forumdisplay.php?358-To-End-All-Wars">forums</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1506/Community.impressions.of.To.End.All.Wars Thu, 27 Aug 2014 GMT Ageod's To End All Wars is now available News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> &ldquo;This war, like the next war, is a war to end war.&rdquo; (David Lloyd George &ndash; UK Prime Minister)</p> <p> One hundred years ago today, Russian and German forces were standing facing each other in East Prussia. This early confrontation on the Eastern Front &ndash; known as the Battle of Tannenberg - resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army and the suicide of their main commander, Samsonov. On the German side the battle made Paul von Hindenburg famous for the rest of the war, and proved that moving troops quickly by train could bring a decisive advantage. Technology was an asset that could make all the difference in the years to come&hellip;</p> <p> In To End All Wars - their new Grand Strategy game dedicated to WW1 - Ageod aim to reproduce in detail this conflict that involved all of the main powers of this period. The AGE engine has been especially enhanced in order to cover the specifics of this war. New technologies, trenches, war plans, aerial and armored units, and an original diplomatic system have been implemented to simulate the Great War with a high level of realism.</p> <p> Today we are proud to announce that the game is finally released! You can now embrace a new military career by leading the destiny of one the major WW1 alliances that fearlessly fought, not only for Europe, but also for Africa and Asia. The game allows a high degree of freedom in terms of decisions, so battles, diplomatic relations, political events and war production will depend on your choices.</p> <p> In order to celebrate the release we are offering a $5 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! Note that To End All Wars will be released on Steam as well on August 29th and that this version will also benefit from the launch discount. We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who has a copy the game, wherever they bought it from, once the game is available on this digital platform!</p> <p> Get more information on To End All Wars from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1505/Ageod's.To.End.All.Wars.is.now.available Wed, 26 Aug 2014 GMT To End All Wars is now available! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> &ldquo;This war, like the next war, is a war to end war.&rdquo; (David Lloyd George &ndash; UK Prime Minister)</p> <p> One hundred years ago today, Russian and German forces were standing facing each other in East Prussia. This early confrontation on the Eastern Front &ndash; known as the Battle of Tannenberg - resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army and the suicide of their main commander, Samsonov. On the German side the battle made Paul von Hindenburg famous for the rest of the war, and proved that moving troops quickly by train could bring a decisive advantage. Technology was an asset that could make all the difference in the years to come&hellip;</p> <p> In To End All Wars - their new Grand Strategy game dedicated to WW1 - Ageod aim to reproduce in detail this conflict that involved all of the main powers of this period. The AGE engine has been especially enhanced in order to cover the specifics of this war. New technologies, trenches, war plans, aerial and armored units, and an original diplomatic system have been implemented to simulate the Great War with a high level of realism.</p> <p> Today we are proud to announce that the game is finally released! You can now embrace a new military career by leading the destiny of one the major WW1 alliances that fearlessly fought, not only for Europe, but also for Africa and Asia. The game allows a high degree of freedom in terms of decisions, so battles, diplomatic relations, political events and war production will depend on your choices.</p> <p> In order to celebrate the release we are offering a $5 discount to the early adopters during the week of the launch! Note that To End All Wars will be released on Steam as well on August 29th and that this version will also benefit from the launch discount. We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who has a copy the game, wherever they bought it from, once the game is available on this digital platform!</p> <p> Get more information on To End All Wars from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/Sqp7wd">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1504/To.End.All.Wars.is.now.available! Wed, 26 Aug 2014 GMT Deal of the Week: Field of Glory News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/FOG-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> It is Monday again and we all know this means that it is time for a new Deal of the Week! This week we give you a big discount on the classic Field of Glory. This digital adaptation of the popular tabletop wargame offers great gameplay and, thanks to its easy-to-use PBEM++ multiplayer system, boasts a competitive multiplayer community. Now is your chance to join the ranks of the hordes of Field of Glory players for just $ 14,99!</p> <p> Field of Glory&nbsp;is an approachable and fun wargame system for your PC that covers the ancient and medieval worlds. It&#39;s intuitive user interface makes it an ideal game to pick up for new comers to the hobby, while it&#39;s subtlety and depth ensure long term interest for the grognard. Find out what it is like to be a Caesar at the battle of Philippi against Pompey. Command from the rear or inspire your men and risk death and injury in the front line. The initial release covers the Rise of Rome from Zama in North Africa to the battles of Boudicca&rsquo;s revolt in Britain.&nbsp;</p> <p> You can grab Field of Glory <a href="http://bit.ly/1vECHu9">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1503/Deal.of.the.Week:.Field.of.Glory Tue, 25 Aug 2014 GMT To End All Wars: Video, AAR and Interview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> With To End All Wars releasing in less than a week, it is time to show you some more of this grand strategy title. We have made for you a short video, a more in-depth After Action Report and today, the Wargamer published an interview with the development team.&nbsp;</p> <p> To those of you who are (completely) unfamiliar with To End All Wars we have prepared a short video to show you the very basics of the game. It shows you the map and some gameplay set during the 1914 East Prussia scenario.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B8R9GURTs0Y?list=UU56rj_ydfr-iDOD7kw9gYPQ" width="420"></iframe></p> <p> Our very own Tamas (producer on the game) has prepared an illustrated After Action Report of the first year of the Grand Campaign. While playing as the Central Powers, he tries push into France, while trying to secure the other fronts. Much like during the real war however, there are a lot of difficulties to overcome and the battles turn out to be very costly!</p> <p> You can read the full AAR <a href="http://bit.ly/1BKdq69">here</a>.</p> <p> For those who are looking for more information on the development of the game itself and the team behind it, The Wargamer has published an interview with Ageod. Among other things, they talk about how the game came into being, as well as the future plans.</p> <p> You can read the interview <a href="http://bit.ly/1ts61DH">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Ageod&rsquo;s To End All Wars is a grand strategy game set during World War One. Players will take control over one of the major powers that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars.&nbsp;The engine has been updated and altered to convincingly simulate Great War warfare. Continues lines of trenches can be created by the player (and the AI) and special rules allow air units to fulfil missions even beyond enemy lines. Other features brought by this title include the new diplomacy system and the new research system.&nbsp;</p> <p> To End All Wars will release in our stores on the 26<sup>th</sup>, with the Steam release following up a couple of days later. Click <a href="http://bit.ly/Sqp7wd">here</a> to find more information on To End All Wars.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1502/To.End.All.Wars:.Video,.AAR.and.Interview! Sat, 22 Aug 2014 GMT Ageod's To End All Wars: Video, AAR and Interview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> With To End All Wars releasing in less than a week, it is time to show you some more of this grand strategy title. We have made for you a short video, a more in-depth After Action Report and today, the Wargamer published an interview with the development team.&nbsp;</p> <p> To those of you who are (completely) unfamiliar with To End All Wars we have prepared a short video to show you the very basics of the game. It shows you the map and some gameplay set during the 1914 East Prussia scenario.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B8R9GURTs0Y?list=UU56rj_ydfr-iDOD7kw9gYPQ" width="420"></iframe></p> <p> Our very own Tamas (producer on the game) has prepared an illustrated After Action Report of the first year of the Grand Campaign. While playing as the Central Powers, he tries push into France, while trying to secure the other fronts. Much like during the real war however, there are a lot of difficulties to overcome and the battles turn out to be very costly!</p> <p> You can read the full AAR <a href="http://bit.ly/1BKdq69">here</a>.</p> <p> For those who are looking for more information on the development of the game itself and the team behind it, The Wargamer has published an interview with Ageod. Among other things, they talk about how the game came into being, as well as the future plans.</p> <p> You can read the interview <a href="http://bit.ly/1ts61DH">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Ageod&rsquo;s To End All Wars is a grand strategy game set during World War One. Players will take control over one of the major powers that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars.&nbsp;The engine has been updated and altered to convincingly simulate Great War warfare. Continues lines of trenches can be created by the player (and the AI) and special rules allow air units to fulfil missions even beyond enemy lines. Other features brought by this title include the new diplomacy system and the new research system.&nbsp;</p> <p> To End All Wars will release in our stores on the 26<sup>th</sup>, with the Steam release following up a couple of days later. Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">here</a> to find more information on To End All Wars.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1501/Ageod's.To.End.All.Wars:.Video,.AAR.and.Interview! Sat, 22 Aug 2014 GMT