Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 15 APR 2014 23:46 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Players compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War II News; <p> In April 2007, Ageod released Ageod&rsquo;s American Civil War, a grand strategy title that allowed players to recreate the war with more historical flavor than ever before. In September last year we released the sequel, Civil War II. Now that Civil War II has also had some time to mature, we asked you how you feel about the sequel compared to the original. This is (just a tiny selection of) what you had to say:</p> <p> Gray Fox: &ldquo;<em>CW2 is an attractive update to the original. Several years of player wisdom have made a positive difference as a great game matured into an even more interesting game</em>.&rdquo;</p> <p> Keeler: &ldquo;<em>Overall, I think CW2 is a better game at this stage in its development. I can&#39;t speak to multiplayer, but the single player experience offers a deeper, more challenging experience.</em>&nbsp;&rdquo;</p> <p> ArmChairGeneral: &ldquo;<em>Love the reboot. I went back and played AACW recently just to compare, and aside from a couple of UI problems already mentioned by other posters I found that I very much preferred the new version.</em>&rdquo;</p> <p> We would like to thank everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas here.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/Q5YnA7">here</a> to read the rest of the thread and to give you own opinion.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1404/Players.compare.Ageods.Civil.War.to.Civil.War.II Tue, 14 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East, the monster game by 2by3 Games and winner of many awards including esteemed C.S.R. Awards, is now our deal of the week! For the first time and for one week only, this giant strategy game goes 50 % off and can be bought for just $ 39,99!</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Together with this Deal of the Week, we also launch the long-awaited 1.07.15 update. This major update includes a number of important bug fixes and rule changes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;"> is the spiritual heir to the great Eastern Front board and computer wargames of the past; a turn-based World War II strategy game down to the division and brigade level, stretching across the entire Eastern Front at a 10 mile per hex scale.&nbsp; Gamers can engage in massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Get War in the East now from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1m1U5XZ">product page</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/P0hb2H">here</a> to download the 1.07.15 patch</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1jEhOu2">here</a> for the full changelog</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1403/Deal.of.the.week.-.An.updated.War.in.the.East.goes.half.Price! Tue, 14 Apr 2014 GMT Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Last week we announced that Qvadriga, the game about ancient Roman chariot racing, is coming to iPad and Android tablet devices. Now we ask your help to test Qvadriga on mobile platforms before release.</p> <p> Qvadriga&nbsp;is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose&nbsp; your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena. Select the most cunning actions which your team could perform against&nbsp; the best drivers of the old world: shake reins, whip horses, choose lanes, hold tight while negotiating curves, avoid incoming attacks, block enemies path, lacerate and whip them until achieving victory.</p> <p> By signing up for the Qvadriga beta you will have a chance to try out the game and give us your feedback, so we can polish the game before release. Please note that applying does not guarantee you a spot, it simply puts you in the line. The sooner you apply, the more chances you get to join the program.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a> to sign up for the beta for either iPad or Android.</p> <p> Learn more about Qvadriga from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1enOiKg">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1402/Sign.up.for.the.Qvadriga.beta.for.iPad.and.Android! Fri, 10 Apr 2014 GMT Come and say hi at Pax and Salute News; <p> This week the Slitherine Group will be represented at both PAX East and Salute and we would like to invite you to come and say hi! Starting tomorrow, you can find us at PAX EAST, standing at booth #150. For the guys who are closer to London, we will be at Salute, booth #TF09 from the twelfth of April until the fourteenth. &nbsp;</p> <p> PAX and Salute are both great events with a lot to do and to see and of course, a lot of different games. That is why we are looking forward to be present at both events and we hope that we will meet you there!</p> <p> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1oJ5V5Y">here</a>&nbsp;for more information about PAX East</p> <p> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1fRZD4O">here</a>&nbsp;for more information about Salute</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1401/Come.and.say.hi.at.Pax.and.Salute Fri, 10 Apr 2014 GMT Legends of War goes on sale! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/LoW-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> HISTORYLegends of War, the visually impressive tactical turn based strategy game based around the campaigns of General Patton, is now discounted on Playstation Network (Playstation Vita) and on our own store.&nbsp;</p> <p> One of the most exciting and realistic war games ever created, HISTORY Legends of War puts you in the line of fire and demands you prove your worth as an American soldier. Turn-based strategy games are taking over the world of video gaming, and this one shows us why. With an arsenal of powerful weaponry, detailed maps, and in-depth, strategic moves, Legends of War holds top rank in war games!</p> <p> For PC, HISTORY Legends of war goes from $ 19,99 to $ 9,99. On the European Playstation store, the game goes from &euro; 34,99 (&pound; 28,49) to &euro; 12,99 (&pound; 9,99)! The sale will last until the 30<sup>th</sup> of April.</p> <p> Buy &nbsp;HISTORY Legends of War from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1iw442m">product page</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1g6ORGH">here</a> for the (European) Legends of War Playstation Vita store page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1400/Legends.of.War.goes.on.sale! Thu, 9 Apr 2014 GMT Piercing Fortress Europa Gets Updated News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PFE-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Piercing Fortress Europa, the latest release of Frank Hunter, has just been updated to version 1.01. This update includes a number of bug fixes, as well as some of the features the fans requested. Piercing Fortress Europa was already well received at release and now with the new update, this original strategy title has gotten even better!&nbsp;</p> <p> Changelog:</p> <ul> <li> Fixed the couple of bugs that have been reported.&nbsp;</li> <li> Encrypted passwords for PBEM play&nbsp;</li> <li> Added a new screen resolution, 2560 x 1600&nbsp;</li> <li> Increased the counter offset so it&rsquo;s easier to tell there&#39;s multiple units in a hex&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed a bug that caused the yellow hex outline to sometimes not show up&nbsp;</li> <li> Added some sounds and some checkboxes in the Settings form to turn some or all of them off and on.&nbsp;</li> <li> The red ID indicator when a unit is about to be withdrawn now happens 3 turns before withdrawal&nbsp;</li> <li> Switched the Settings and Supply buttons&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixes a bug in the withdrawal module that often caused retreating units not to gain the benefit of retreating through friendly units (friendly units block enemy ZoCs).&nbsp;</li> <li> Improved Allied AI in regards to putting workers in ports.&nbsp;</li> <li> Many manual changes and additions.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Note that a save game from an earlier version of the game will not be compatible with this update.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1n2xZSK">here</a> to download the patch.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1lpSfk6">here</a> to learn more about Piercing Fortress Europa.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1399/Piercing.Fortress.Europa.Gets.Updated Thu, 9 Apr 2014 GMT Battle Academy Mega Pack is now available News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA_MP_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The Battle Academy expansions get combined into a discounted bundle package! The Battle Academy Mega Pack, as this collection is called, contains Blitzkrieg France, Market Garden, Operation Sealion, Operation Husky, Rommel in Normandy and Fortress Metz, making this bundle the ultimate Battle Academy add-on.</p> <p> Together, these expansions bring over a 100 new units to Battle Academy and more than 75(!) scenarios and 6 full campaigns, stretching from the beaches of England, to the Italian Mountains and German, French and Dutch cities. Never was there so much Battle Academy content to be found in a single package!</p> <p> The Battle Academy Mega Pack is now available for Windows at a discounted bundle price of just $ 29,99.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Learn more about the Battle Academy Mega Pack from its official </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1qkKau8" style="font-size: 12px;">product page</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1398/Battle.Academy.Mega.Pack.is.now.available Wed, 8 Apr 2014 GMT Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CC-GtC-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> The Close Combat series have always been the favorite of many wargamers looking for a tactical simulation. Our upcoming game Close Combat: Gateway to Caen will be no different and will give the player a new set of challenges, featuring the British and German armies during the bloody struggle for Caen.&nbsp;</p> <p> We know that a lot of you are eagerly waiting for the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen release and wanted to see some actual gameplay footage. So without further ado, we present you the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RWFe0FexcFs" width="420"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you want to experience more of the game before release and if you want to help us finish the game, do not hesitate to <a href="http://bit.ly/ORm3HZ">sign up for the Close Combat beta</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oZJlbe">here</a> to learn more about Close Combat: Gateway to Caen.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1397/Close.Combat:.Gateway.to.Caen.Teaser.Trailer Wed, 8 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Alea Jacta Est News; <p> To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming AJE game, Hannibal, Terror of Rome, we will launch discount the first game of the series, Alea Jacta Est. This means that, starting today, Alea Jacta Est can be bought for just $ 9,99!</p> <p> Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;is the first historical strategy game on the PC to cover the main Roman civil wars, created by a dedicated team of experts to bring the epic battles that pitted Romans against Romans in conflicts such as those between Rome, Sertorius, and Mithridates.</p> <p> With an incredible level of rich historical detail and historical accuracy, it is one of the few strategy games where the player must face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Romans during the time. Not only must you build and train armies, maneuver them and engage the enemy, but you must also maintain an economic and diplomatic balance with your neighbors.</p> <p> The Alea Jacta Est discount will last until next week. This is a great chance to try out a game in one of the most detailed strategy series ever created.</p> <p> &nbsp;Click here to buy Alea Jacta Est from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1gCu8X7">Product Page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1396/Deal.of.the.Week.Alea.Jacta.Est Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Alea Jacta Est Promotion; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AIE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming AJE game, Hannibal, Terror of Rome, we will launch discount the first game of the series, Alea Jacta Est. This means that, starting today, Alea Jacta Est can be bought for just $ 9,99!</p> <p> Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;is the first historical strategy game on the PC to cover the main Roman civil wars, created by a dedicated team of experts to bring the epic battles that pitted Romans against Romans in conflicts such as those between Rome, Sertorius, and Mithridates.</p> <p> With an incredible level of rich historical detail and historical accuracy, it is one of the few strategy games where the player must face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Romans during the time. Not only must you build and train armies, maneuver them and engage the enemy, but you must also maintain an economic and diplomatic balance with your neighbors.</p> <p> The Alea Jacta Est discount will last until next week. This is a great chance to try out a game in one of the most detailed strategy series ever created.</p> <p> &nbsp;Click here to buy Alea Jacta Est from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1gCtMQd">Product Page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1395/Deal.of.the.Week.Alea.Jacta.Est Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced News; <p> In this new <em>Alea Jacta Est </em>game &ndash; <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em> &ndash; Ageod brings back to life the epic clash between two superpowers of the Ancient World: Rome and Carthage. You will be able to join the armies of the best strategists of the Carthaginian empire like Hamilcar Barca or Hannibal and his elephants in order to break the Roman hegemony on the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you will be able to protect Rome and his frontiers and set up plans to repulse the fearsome Punic threat.</p> <p> <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome&nbsp;</em>is a true simulation that puts you in the place of the main commanders of the Ancient World. You&rsquo;re in charge of building, managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical accuracy.</p> <p> The game features five historical scenarios:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The First Illyrian War</strong>(230-228 BC) sees Rome opposing the aggressive Illyrian pirates and the Greek cities of the South in the Adriatic Sea. To contain the pirate&rsquo;s activity, military forces were sent by the Achaean League and even Rome. For the first time the Roman consuls focus on the East.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Cisalpine War</strong>(225-222 BC) confronts Rome with a ferocious Celtic tribe. It&rsquo;s time for revenge as these Gallic warriors sacked Rome in 390 BC.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Second Punic War</strong>(219-201 BC) is a major campaign that starts even before the clash between Rome and Carthage; with Roman legions fighting in the Second Illyrian War, and Carthage finishing its conquest of Hispania&hellip;</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Cannae</strong>(216-201 BC) begins with panic in the Roman army after its catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Cannae. The scenario starts with the withdrawal of Syracuse, Capua and Taranto from the war in Italy. The situation is critical!</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Scipio Africanus </strong>(211-201 BC) narrates the Spanish campaigns of the best Roman general of the war, and his final fight against Hannibal in Africa.</li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Note this is a stand-alone game that does not require the </span><em style="font-size: 12px;">Alea Jacta Est</em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> base game to play.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Get more information on </span><a href="http://bit.ly/PECnMu"><em style="font-size: 12px;">Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em></a><em style="font-size: 12px;"></em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> from its official product page.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1394/Hannibal:.Terror.of.Rome.Announced Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_HToR_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In this new <em>Alea Jacta Est </em>game &ndash; <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em> &ndash; Ageod&nbsp;brings back to life the epic clash between two superpowers of the Ancient World: Rome and Carthage. You will be able to join the armies of the best strategists of the Carthaginian empire like Hamilcar Barca or Hannibal and his elephants in order to break the Roman hegemony on the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you will be able to protect Rome and his frontiers and set up plans to repulse the fearsome Punic threat.</p> <p> <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome&nbsp;</em>is a true simulation that puts you in the place of the main commanders of the Ancient World. You&rsquo;re in charge of building, managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical accuracy.</p> <p> The game features five historical scenarios:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The First Illyrian War</strong>(230-228 BC) sees Rome opposing the aggressive Illyrian pirates and the Greek cities of the South in the Adriatic Sea. To contain the pirate&rsquo;s activity, military forces were sent by the Achaean League and even Rome. For the first time the Roman consuls focus on the East.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Cisalpine War</strong>(225-222 BC) confronts Rome with a ferocious Celtic tribe. It&rsquo;s time for revenge as these Gallic warriors sacked Rome in 390 BC.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Second Punic War</strong>(219-201 BC) is a major campaign that starts even before the clash between Rome and Carthage; with Roman legions fighting in the Second Illyrian War, and Carthage finishing its conquest of Hispania&hellip;</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Cannae</strong>(216-201 BC) begins with panic in the Roman army after its catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Cannae. The scenario starts with the withdrawal of Syracuse, Capua and Taranto from the war in Italy. The situation is critical!</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Scipio Africanus </strong>(211-201 BC) narrates the Spanish campaigns of the best Roman general of the war, and his final fight against Hannibal in Africa.</li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Note this is a stand-alone game that does not require the </span><em style="font-size: 12px;">Alea Jacta Est</em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> base game to play.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Get more information on </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1ijqORG"><em style="font-size: 12px;">Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em></a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> from its official product page.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1393/Hannibal:.Terror.of.Rome.Announced Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Home of Wargamers the Cuirasses Room News; <p> Home of Wargamers is drawing closer and so far we have already revealed most of the content to be presented in three of a total of four presentation rooms, as well as most of the other activities surrounding the game presentations. Today, we are happy to tell you what can be seen in the Corazze Room, or Cuirasses Room, which will be dedicated to mobile and iPad games.</p> <p> In the Cuirass Room we will be presenting iPad games mainly focused on (military) strategy. The first game that will be presented there is the stylish <strong>Frontline: Road to Moscow</strong>, a light and engaging strategy game where the player takes command of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front during World War II. People will be happy to know that this game will also be available for iPhone as well as iPad.</p> <p> The highly anticipated <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> is also to be presented at Home of Wargamers. This beautiful looking game is played in a similar way to the successful Panzer Corps series, and is sure to be one of the greatest releases for iPad (and PC).</p> <p> The third game to be presented in the Cuirass Room has yet to be announced, but we can tell you that it will be a strategy game with a very cleverly designed combat system and&nbsp; is focused on the Western Front in 1944. More details will follow soon!</p> <p> Aside from the games mentioned above, there will be playable versions of <strong>Qvadriga</strong>, <strong>Commander: The Great War</strong> and the strategy classic <strong>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s World at War: A World Divided</strong>. These are all games that are already available on PC, but will very soon make the jump to the tablet.</p> <p> This concludes the updates on the four different presentation rooms. We have shared with you as much as we currently can, including many awesome games. Of course we are still very much in the process of organizing the event and more details will become available in the coming weeks. We are all very much looking forward to Home of Wargamers and we are confident that we can live up to the expectations set by our previous events.</p> <p> The Home of Wargamers will be held in Castello de Pavone in the shade of the Italian Alps from 14 &ndash; 16 May, and you too can be there! Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1jUEpSM">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1392/Home.of.Wargamers..the.Cuirasses.Room Sat, 4 Apr 2014 GMT Qvadriga comes to iPad and Android tablets News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_Q_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Trumpets resonate once again in the circus. If Qvadriga has already captured the hearts of the crowd and of the PC journalists &ndash; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a little bit in love with Qvadriga&rdquo; (Rock Paper Shotgun), &ldquo;a game worth playing for its well-developed mechanics&rdquo; (Softpedia) &ndash; it will now try to seduce a brand new audience. Indeed, our champion is not used to resting on his laurels and feels ready to take up another spicy challenge!</p> <p> Slitherine and Turnopia are delighted to announce that Qvadriga will be ported onto iPad and Android tablets. All of the elements that made the base game successful will be implemented for a unique chariot racing experience in the mobile world. Huge campaign, historic factions, 43 historically modeled circuses, upgrade and customization systems will perfectly combine with the touch controls for an intense sporting moment!</p> <p> Developers are working hard to ensure a top notch portage and will soon request the help of the community to fine tune this conversion which promises to be epic!</p> <p> Get more information on Qvadriga from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1pwRzJc">product page</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Mobile/5_iOS.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Mobile/Android_02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 375px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1391/Qvadriga.comes.to.iPad.and.Android.tablets Fri, 3 Apr 2014 GMT Lock n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad Updated to 1.07 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/LnL-HoS-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> The Tactical Tour de Force Gets Even Better!</p> <p> After its release. Mark H. Walkers Lock &lsquo;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad was immediately praised as a great tactical wargame that managed to bring the charm of the Lock &lsquo;n Load board games to PC. Now, this instant wargaming classic has been updated once again, bringing many improvements and fixes requested by the community. &nbsp;</p> <p> Patch 1.07 brings Mark H. Walker&rsquo;s Lock &lsquo;n Load: Heroes of Stalingrad closer to perfection, with the most significant improvements coming in the area of the multiplayer, which should make arranging games and chatting with your friends easier than ever. Here you can find the list of changes:</p> <p> V1.07<br /> Bug Fixes&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Fix for people disappearing from the lobby (pre-1.07 people may still vanish).&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed opfire sometimes not prompting for units with ord weapons versus buttoned vehicles.&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed air attacks from sometimes shooting at themselves.&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed unloading while in Assault Move mode to allow fire from AM-capable units.&nbsp;</li> <li> Corrected German PzF and PzSch ord tables.&nbsp;</li> <li> Admin counters are antialiased again when zoomed out.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Improvements&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> Updated briefing for Prochorovka to inform about vehicle/squad requirements and purchase screen now enforces this.&nbsp;</li> <li> Updated briefing for Hello How Are You to better explain victory conditions.&nbsp;</li> <li> Units added to Units.csv with the nation name &quot;Custom 1&quot; or &quot;Custom 2&quot; will now be assigned to the appropriate placeholder nation.&nbsp;</li> <li> Corrected typos with vehicle tutorial hex #, and The Big Push briefing.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1pDXVWp">here</a>&nbsp;to download the patch.</p> <p> Learn more about Heroes of Stalingrad from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1ePEMhO">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1390/Lock.n.Load:.Heroes.of.Stalingrad.Updated.to.1.07 Thu, 2 Apr 2014 GMT My Little Pony: Cavalry Commander Announced News; <p> We are pleased to announce that the Slitherine Group has gained the exclusive rights to the critically-acclaimed &lsquo;My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic&rsquo; license and that we are currently working on a series of games under the My Little Pony Franchise.&nbsp;</p> <p> Armed with this powerful license, we are currently working hard to bring you the first game in an exciting&nbsp; new series. In <strong>My Little Pony: Cavalry Commander</strong>, the player will have to manage the Pony armies both on a strategic and tactical level for the ultimate My Little Pony experience!</p> <p> &ldquo;Signing the My Little Pony franchise was the next logical step in our overall strategy.&rdquo; Said JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine Group. &ldquo;We are always looking for new opportunities to expand the wargaming community and reach new markets. With My Little Pony, we can do just that!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> In MLP:CC, the Golden Valley of Dreams has been attacked by the legions of the Unicornfederacy (Confederacy of Black Unicorns). In response, the Ponies quickly suspend their playtime and organize the Free Pony Militia. While the Ponies have the will and determination to defend their valley, they lack the military organization and technology to effectively challenge the Unicornfederacy. And that is where YOU come in.</p> <p> As the player, you will be put in command of the Free Pony Militia and you will have to organize your Ponies into an effective fighting force and command them in the many battles against the Unicornfederacy. At the same time you will be in charge of modernizing the cavalry force. Starting with the unarmed ponies, you will have to fund technologies to unlock armoured cavalry units, or &lsquo;Heavy Ponies&rsquo; (see pic). Will you be able to command the determined Ponies and save the Golden Valley of Dreams?</p> <p> Features:</p> <ul> <li> Immerse yourself in the world of My Little Pony with the epic story-driven campaign</li> <li> Learn the game with the help of four comprehensive tutorials</li> <li> Improve your tactics in over 20 scenarios</li> <li> Command the Pony nation on a strategic level, manage the economy and prioritize research</li> <li> Fight tactical battles against the hordes of unicorns, use the terrain to your advantage and target them with experimental weaponry to clear the battlefield of the Unicornfederate invaders!</li> <li> Meet all your favourite Pony characters and help them save their world</li> <li> Find new Bronies in the online multiplayer lobby</li> </ul> <p> My Little Pony: Cavalry Commander is currently under development and will be presented at Home of Wargamers. The game is planned for release this fall.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/MLP/MLP-CC-3DBox-800px.jpg" style="width: 390px; height: 600px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1389/My.Little.Pony:.Cavalry.Commander.Announced Wed, 1 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week World at War: A World Divided News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/GGAWD-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we present you with another Deal of the Week. This week we return to World War 2 with World at War: A World Divided, one of the most praised grand strategy titles covering the war in its entirety. This classic Gary Grigsby game can now be bought with a 50% discount!&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s World At War: A World Divided</strong>&nbsp;brings you to back to the dawn of the greatest and most terrible war the world has ever seen. The forces of the Axis, including Germany, Japan and Italy, face the might of France, Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union in the epic struggle of World War II. Take command in this dynamic, turn-based strategy game of World War II that puts you in the role of some of the most legendary leaders of history. Four tutorials, three campaigns and five scenarios let you learn the system quickly and start fighting the whole war and beyond. Make it happen in&nbsp;Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s World at War: A World Divided.</p> <p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s World at War: A World Divided will be 50% off for the duration of the week. That means this brilliant grand-strategy title can be bought for just $ 19,99!</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1hboCdV">here</a> for the official product page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1388/Deal.of.the.Week..World.at.War:.A.World.Divided Tue, 31 Mar 2014 GMT Home of Wargamers The Crusaders Hall News; <p> Home of Wargamers is less than two months away and we have already announced a great number of games we will be showing there, as well as some of the other activities that will be going on. Today we will be revealing some of the games that will be shown in the Sale Crociati, or the Crusaders Hall.&nbsp;</p> <p> In the <strong>Crusaders Hall</strong>, we will be showing you a wide variety of different games. First of all, we will be presenting two Close Combat games. <strong>Close Combat: Gateway to Caen</strong> has already been announced some time ago and is currently in <a href="http://bit.ly/ORm3HZ">beta</a>. The other Close Combat game we will be showing is <strong>Close Combat: The Bloody FIrst</strong>. This will be the first Close Combat game based on a new engine. Rock Paper Shotgun posted an interview on the upcoming Close Combat game, which can be found <a href="http://bit.ly/1gxYWgb">here</a>.</p> <p> Another major title we will be displaying in the Crusaders Hall is <strong>Battle Academy 2</strong>. This highly anticipated sequel to the Battle Academy series brings the Franchise to the Eastern Fronts and lets players command the armies of the Soviet Union for the first time in Battle Academy history. As we announced earlier, players will not only be seeing the game, but have a chance to <a href="http://bit.ly/1lDtlKe">play the game</a>&nbsp;as well and compete for awesome prices.</p> <p> Finally we are also showing two games which have to remain unannounced for now. I can tell you however that these will both be great looking games that make the best possible use of the latest Battle Academy engine. This engine has proven to be both very powerful and flexible and we have given external developers a chance to show you just how creative this engine can be used!</p> <p> The Home of Wargamers will be held in Castello de Pavone in the shade of the Italian Alps from 14 &ndash; 16 May, and you too can be there! Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1jUEpSM">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1387/Home.of.Wargamers.The.Crusaders.Hall Sat, 28 Mar 2014 GMT Battle Academy is coming to Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BA-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> A turn-based strategy game like no other is landing on Steam. Following Panzer Corps, we are delighted to announce that the PC version of Battle Academy to will soon be available on the world&rsquo;s most popular digital platform. Best of all, to celebrate this news we are putting Battle Academy on sale!</p> <p> Battle Academy is set to release on Steam on the 16<sup>th</sup> of April. Initially the base game will be available and the expansions will follow soon after so that the entire Battle Academy collection will be available.</p> <p> For those of you who already have bought the PC or Mac version Battle Academy in the past, we have included the option to redeem your PC Steam key for free. This means that, if you prefer, you will be able to download and install the game via Steam. Those of you who already own the game and do not wish to use Steam need not be worried, nothing will change for you.</p> <p> Battle Academy is loved by many fans and boasts an active modding community as well as many expansions and user created content, and was the #1 strategy game in the app store in 46 countries. Now with the Steam release, we hope to give even more people the chance to play this awesome strategy game!</p> <p> Battle Academy is now available to pre-order on Steam with a discount of 33%! This means that you can get your hands on this strategy gem for just $ 19.99. And on top of that, for the duration of the pre-order, we will match the Steam price on our own stores, so the Battle Academy base game will be sold at $ 19.99 across the board. Grab this chance to pick up one of the most engaging strategy games ever!&nbsp;</p> <p> You can &nbsp;pre-order the discounted Battle Academy the official <a href="http://bit.ly/P8HeFi">Steam product page</a>.</p> <p> Once the game is released on Steam, existing owners can redeem their Steam key. Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1i13jhs">here</a>&nbsp;for more instructions on how it works.</p> <p> Keep up with our news and chat with other Steam users via our <a href="http://bit.ly/1frmv60">Steam Community Group</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1386/Battle.Academy.is.coming.to.Steam Sat, 28 Mar 2014 GMT Legions of Steel Announced News; <p> Fans of Legions of Steel - a boardgame designed by Clark Browning, Marco Pecota and Derrick Villeneuve &ndash; will be happy to know that the French developers from <em>Studio Nyx</em> are working on reviving the eternal war between the Empire of the Machines and the factions from the Milky Way.</p> <p> The Slitherine Group and Studio Nyx are now combining their efforts to develop a new game under the official Legions of Steel license. This adaptation for iOS and Android devices, will feature gameplay that both capture the essence of the original boardgame, and delivers the standards expected by modern gamers.</p> <p> The team behind this project consists of veterans of the game industry. Sharing a passion for Legions of Steel they are fully committed to making a vibrant tribute to the series with this digital adaptation.</p> <p> Soon you will be able to take command of Human and Machine squads during intense battles in solo and multiplayer modes. So stay tuned as we are likely to unveil more assets and information in the upcoming weeks!</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/OXRLmM">here</a> to follow the development on Legions of Steel from the official developer blog.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Logos/LegionsLogo.png" style="font-family: Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; text-align: center; width: 200px; height: 245px;" /><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1385/Legions.of.Steel.Announced. Fri, 27 Mar 2014 GMT