Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 29 JUN 2015 23:28 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing today on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/W40KA_iPad_Materials_Box_2D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.&rdquo; </em>(Commissar Sebastian Yarrick)</p> <p> Today is a good day to join the fight for the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, after having managed successfully to capture the unique tabletop feel of the franchise, has reached a new important step!</p> <p> <strong>Today iPad owners will be happy to know that the game and all its expansions are now available on tablets!</strong>Benefiting from extra months of development, <strong>this adaptation contains all of the updates released since November, including the free <em>Untold Battles </em>expansion and the latest 1.08 patch </strong>(check the changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3882920" target="_blank">here</a>)<strong> with fully localization in German, French &amp; Spanish</strong>.</p> <p> On top of that, the developers have given specific attention to optimization and controls in order to deliver the best possible experience on iPad!</p> <p> Here is the official price list for this release:</p> <ul> <li> <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (including Untold Battles)</em>: <strong>$19.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Angels of Death</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>Glory of Macragge</em> expansion: <strong>$4.99</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li> <em>The 3 Space marines DLC&rsquo;s are also available as a package</em> for <strong>$9.99.</strong></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Time has come to raise high the banner of the Emperor and repel the hated Ork invasion!</strong></p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1etwQFn" target="_blank">product page!</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1733/Warhammer.40,000:.Armageddon.is.releasing.today.on.iPad! Sat, 19 Jun 2015 GMT Revolution Under Siege Gold has a lot of special historical events! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_RuS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Are you ready to immerse yourselves in one of the most crucial periods of modern European history? <strong>Revolution Under Siege Gold</strong> is coming with plenty of enhancements! A special effort was put by the developer in order to recreate the <strong>most dramatic turning points of the entire struggle between the Bolshevik and the White factions!</strong></p> <p> To best show the accuracy and the importance of the choices the player will take, <strong>we wish to briefly show you three of these new historical events! </strong>You will see how the wealth of <strong>new political options</strong> - historical or alternative - <strong>will impact on the resources, popularity and diplomacy of the various playable factions!&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li> 06/18/1918 -&gt; 10/21/1918/: <em>Red unity or Bolshevik dictatorship? </em></li> </ul> <p> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/bolshevik.png" style="width: 168px; height: 204px;" /></em></p> <p> In early 1918, the Red Revolution in Russia is led by 2 allied revolutionary factions: The Bolsheviks and the Left-Socialist Revolutionaries. Even with an already difficult military situation, some leaders of the Left-SR want Russia to cancel the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and re-enter the World War against the Central Powers, hoping to spread the World Revolution in Europe. It&rsquo;s up to the Red player to choose if a left-SR uprising will happen or not</p> <ul> <li> 06/28/1918/ -&gt; 10/25/1918 <u>(Alternate History)</u>: <em>The Battle of the Chiefs!</em> <em>Avoid a war between Ukrainian Nationalists and Russian Whites to fight together against the Reds.</em></li> </ul> <p> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/chiefs.png" style="width: 350px; height: 204px;" /></em></p> <p> In the summer 1918, the Southern Whites have two historical strategic options, each supported by two different leaders. Krasnov - autonomist leader of the Don Cossacks - is ready to ally with Ukraine and other new independent states from the former Russian Empire to fight the Bolsheviks, conquering the city of Tsaritsyn and then to march to Moscow together. On the other side, Denikin, leader of the Russian Volunteers, has the priority to free the Kouban and the north-Caucasus from the Bolsheviks before attacking Moscow from the South, through the Ukraine.</p> <p> If activated, this Option will allow the Krasnov strategy and could be a first step to unite the White factions on the Volga...</p> <ul> <li> 12/16/1918/ <u>(Alternate History)</u> : <em>Recognize Independence</em></li> </ul> <p> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/independences.png" style="width: 350px; height: 204px;" /></em></p> <p> This Option allows the Whites to diplomatically recognize the independence of minor neighboring states. If activated, it will provide other Options like Alliances with Finland, with Caucasus States and with Baltic States, involving them in the struggle against Bolshevism, or an Option which allows political autonomy for the Cossacks or National minorities Republics which was proclaimed in Russia after the Revolution. However, most of the White Russian military leaders refuse to give up parts of the former Tsars&rsquo; Empire of Russia.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1732/Revolution.Under.Siege.Gold.has.a.lot.of.special.historical.events! Fri, 18 Jun 2015 GMT HoW15 - I don't like this, it doesn't work News; <div> Imagine catching a flight to a distant city you&#39;ve never been to. You leave in a rush, no time to read a proper travel guide. Don&#39;t know the language either. Don&#39;t know the local rules: <em>this trip is going to be a nightmare</em>, for sure.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The airport is your first test. And most airports <strong>are pretty good at showing the right information</strong>, making good use of symbols, <strong>guiding customers through the right paths</strong> and making them feel like they are doing the right thing and it&#39;s not as hard as they thought just before landing.&nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>We try to make our site,</strong> the shopping experience, the forums, the product pages and every part of our digital Home of Wargamers as easy as possible to understand, for newcomers, passing passengers, experts and frequent travelers alike.<strong> But we know that there may be flaws</strong> and we would love to listen to your comments to help us improve your experience.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>What is it that you think should change?</strong> Is there anything you don&#39;t like or things you would have done in a different way? <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3878678" target="_blank">Make your voice heard</a>, this is your chance to craft the ever changing Home of Wargamers. Next stop, the future! Prior to <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post8.html">#HoW15!</a></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post8.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Post8.jpg" style="width: 698px; height: 345px;" /></a></div> </div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1730/HoW15.-.I.don't.like.this,.it.doesn't.work Sat, 12 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Part 4 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The last part of the <strong>Waterloo Diaries&nbsp;</strong>is on line on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82xyOHz7JA" target="_blank">YouTube Channel</a> and its huge! In this part <strong>Matthew</strong> from the <strong>development team</strong> will introduce you to the <strong>Sandbox campaign!</strong></p> <p> While Sandbox battles were already in the previous games of the series, this time you are also able to run it for your campaign!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu" target="_blank">product page</a></p> <p> <strong>Have you missed the Stream?</strong> Watch the video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUChY1c8wC4" target="_blank">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D82xyOHz7JA" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/SOWW Diaries 4.jpg" style="width: 330px; height: 330px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1729/Scourge.of.War.-.The.Waterloo.Diaries.Part.4 Sat, 12 Jun 2015 GMT The Ageod Summer Sales are starting today! Contest; <p> <em>&ldquo;Now is the winter of our discontent</em><em>/Made <strong>glorious summer</strong> by this sun of York</em><em>&rdquo; </em>&ndash; Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I</p> <p> Darkness and coldness are finally giving way to summer, and is there anything better than a <strong>summer discount </strong>to celebrate this important turning point?</p> <p> <strong>You now have the chance to grab plenty of awesome games at a discount so as to better enjoy your spare time!</strong></p> <p> <em>Alea Jacta Est, &nbsp;Civil War II</em><em>,&nbsp;</em><em>Pride of Nations, ...</em>&nbsp;the list is so long that it would be hard to show them all here; but all of those games and many more are awaiting you, so be sure to check them all <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Summer Sale Ageod.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> <strong>Hurry up! The sale will run until June 21st!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1728/The.Ageod.Summer.Sales.are.starting.today! Fri, 11 Jun 2015 GMT The Matrix Summer Sales are starting today! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;Now is the winter of our discontent</em><em>/Made <strong>glorious summer</strong> by this sun of York</em><em>&rdquo; </em>&ndash; Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I</p> <p> Darkness and coldness are finally giving way to summer, and is there anything better than a <strong>summer discount </strong>to celebrate this important turning point?</p> <p> <strong>You now have the chance to grab plenty of awesome games at a discount so as to better enjoy your spare time!</strong></p> <p> <em><a href="http://bit.ly/1liUqEJ">Battle Academy</a>, &nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1FeskQc">Flashpoint Cam</a></em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1FeskQc">paigns: Red Storm</a>,&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1HP5zcA">Distant Worlds,&nbsp;</a></em><em><a href="http://bit.ly/1sRAtt2">Commander: The Great War,</a> <a href="http://bit.ly/1Jv4jvn">Panzer Corps,</a> <a href="http://bit.ly/1oZJlbe">Close Combat: Gateway to Caen</a>, <a href="http://bit.ly/1uFK2gv">Hell</a></em>, .... the list is so long that it would be hard to show them all here; but all of those games and many more are awaiting you, so be sure to check them all <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Steam Summer Sale List.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> <p> <strong>Hurry up! The sale will run until June 21st!</strong></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1727/The.Matrix.Summer.Sales.are.starting.today! Fri, 11 Jun 2015 GMT HoW15 - A War of Religions? News; <div> Sometimes personal preferences about turn resolutions are dangerously bordering with orthodoxy. Something close to the Nadal and Federer debate (Federer for me, of course), Pasta and Rice, Beatles and Rolling Stones, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson (well, both, in this case).&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Play style is important</strong>. It can instantly attract or discourage players to even view product information. A tough choice that goes hand in hand with many other basic design choices that an experienced wargamer would spontaneously check to gauge his/her interest in a product.&nbsp;</div> <div> Of course some games are naturally suited to a specific type of turn resolution, while others are in a grey area where a decision on whether to use <strong>IGOUGO</strong> or <strong>WEGO</strong> is based on factors that go from personal preference of the developer, to a way of thinking, strategic approach, gameplay reasons and so it goes on.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The reality is there is no perfect solution. How do we attract WEGO system fans to try out a perfectly decent IGOUGO game and vice versa is the true challenge. <strong>Want to share your view about this subject?</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3876312">Join the discussion</a> now and make your voice heard prior to #HoW15!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post7.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/A War of Religions.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 321px;" /></a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1725/HoW15.-.A.War.of.Religions? Wed, 9 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo is out now! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The Guard dies but does not surrender!&rdquo; </em>(General Pierre Cambronne)</p> <p> It is the morning of June 18<sup>th</sup> 1815. The whole French army led by his Emperor in person is marching trough Belgium to engage with the forces of the Seventh Coalition. The armies of the Duke of Wellington and Bl&uuml;cher&#39;s are still divided. It is the last chance to defeat them, before they become too organized.</p> <p> This will be the battle where the fate of Europe is shaped!</p> <p> <strong>Today </strong>all of you fans of the musket era have the chance to become immersed in the final chapter of the Napoleonic Wars with the official release<strong>of <em>Scourge of War: Waterloo</em>!</strong></p> <p> From Hougoumont to La Haye Sainte including Placenoit, you will do your best to coordinate your infantry, cavalry and artillery units in order to outsmart your opponent in huge battles counting thousands of soldiers, while seizing the key locations in time.</p> <p> Along with <strong>20 historical scenarios</strong> and a <strong>set of multiplayer maps</strong>, the new creation from developer <em>NorbSoftDev</em> includes a <strong>sandbox campaign for the very first time in the <em>Scourge of War series</em></strong>!&nbsp; This game mode regularly requested by the community finally allows you all to string battles together for a thrilling <em>what-if </em>approach of Waterloo.</p> <p> <strong>Your soldiers are waiting for your command!</strong></p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu">here</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/From Bart.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/From Bart.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 282px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_05.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_05.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_02.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/ScourgeOfWar/Sowwl_release_02.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1724/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.is.out.now! Wed, 9 Jun 2015 GMT Slitherine gets a Humble Bundle! News; <p> What have the Middle Ages, the Second World War, Ancient Rome and Hellish demons got in common?</p> <p> Probably nothing, apart from the fact they are the settings of our games in the <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly"><strong>Weekly Humble Bundle!</strong></a></p> <p> Starting today a huge list of Slitherine/Matrix games will be available through the <a href="https://www.humblebundle.com/weekly">Humble section.</a></p> <p> <strong>You can name your price for <em>Conquest! Medieval Realms</em></strong>, <strong><em>Frontline: Road to Moscow</em></strong>,<strong><em>Battle Academy</em></strong>, and<strong><em>Rise of Prussia Gold</em></strong>.</p> <p> If you wish, you can pay <strong>$6</strong> or more to receive <strong><em>Qvadriga</em></strong> and <strong><em>Hell</em></strong> as well.</p> <p> And last but not least, for only <strong>$10</strong> or more you will receive all of the above plus <strong><em>Close Combat: Gateway to Caen, </em></strong>the latest release in the critically-acclaimed Close Combat series!</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the opportunity to play these amazing games and help a charity at the same time!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1723/Slitherine.gets.a.Humble.Bundle! Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries Part 3 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <strong>The third part of our journey through the features of Scourge of War: Waterloo is on line</strong> on our <a href="https://youtu.be/RLXSIdCUBbg">YouTube Channel!</a>&nbsp;Surtur is presenting the different infantry formations available in the game. So if you&#39;re not already familiar with skirmish or square formations, it&#39;s high time to learn these tactics that may change the tide of a battle in the game!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>Stay tuned for further videos!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; line-height: 12pt; 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: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p> <em>Get more information from the game&#39;s official <a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu">product page</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1722/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.Diaries.Part.3 Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Star Hammer is Released! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong><em>Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy&nbsp;</em></strong><strong>is now available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH" target="_blank">PC</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1Q9AS6z" target="_blank">Mac!&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p> Developer <em>Black Lab Games</em> focused on designing a unique <strong>sci-fi game</strong> with deep tactical mechanisms. Thanks to the <strong>simultaneous turn-based approach</strong>, not only do players have the <strong>time to think</strong> about their next moves, primary targets, and fleet positioning on the battlefield, but they also have the excitement to see <strong>the result of their choices during intense real-time sequences</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>Human and Nautilid factions have very different assets</strong>and superior <strong>firepower will not be enough</strong> to seize decisive victory <strong>when the enemy benefits from more units and better positions</strong>. So daredevil commanders will have to keep a cool head if they want to see the end of the war&hellip;</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH">here</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>The game is also available on&nbsp;<a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/337680/">Steam</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1721/Star.Hammer.is.Released!. Fri, 4 Jun 2015 GMT Civil War II Updated to version 1.0.6! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Civil War II has been updated to Version 1.0.6! </strong>This new version improves the general gameplay in many ways, from &nbsp;fixing a bug related to the hosting time to a change in how forbidden regions are displayed!</p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CivilWarII/CivilWarII-UpdateComp-v106.zip">here</a></p> <p> Be sure to check the changelog <a href="http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?39611-Civil-War-II-Updated-to-version-1-0-6!&amp;p=347918#post347918">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1kv6O0e" target="_blank">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1720/Civil.War.II.Updated.to.version.1.0.6! Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT Pandora: First Contact Patch 1.6.0 is out! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PFC-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Pandora: First Contact has been updated to Version 1.6.0!</strong></p> <p> This large free update tremendously improves the AI, overhauls espionage and rebalances diplomacy. Thanks go to community member Alexander Stumpp&#39;s hard work for making it possible. The update also adds the long-awaited French translation, thanks to Steve Torres.The AI will now play a lot more like the best human players play the game: expand slower, dynamically improve tiles, adjust the tax-rate, handle resource emergency situations, prioritize refitting, perform flanking and out-of-sight maneuvers, build more diverse units, effectively use artillery and much more.</p> <p> To address the repetitive nature of the espionage mechanic, success chance for missions can no longer reach 100% and agents can now lose health even if they complete a mission successfully. To combat exploitative behavior when factions have cities close to eachother, agents now lose all their movement points when entering another faction&#39;s territory.</p> <p> Diplomacy has also been rebalanced and improved to make both dialogue and gameplay interactions more meaningful.</p> <p> But the list of changes is very long so be sure to check it <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3872291">here</a></p> <p> <em>This update is only for those who have the base game and the expansion &quot;Eclipse of Nashira&quot;</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1719/Pandora:.First.Contact.Patch.1.6.0.is.out! Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT How15 - The Price is Right? News; <div> There are always discussions going on about this topic. Every single release has its own thread on how expensive the game is, how it should be sold at a lower price to attract a wider audience, how a good discount would sell more copies, all the way to very strong opinions about how our business should be run.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It is definitely something that players are very sensitive about and of course not only in games. You can buy Vietnam &#39;65 for the price of two beers in a decent pub and Order of Battle: Pacific for less then a dinner for two. Still, there is someone saying prices are too expensive, or various other arguments and they all sound prefectly reasonable and valid.&nbsp;</div> <div> What is also interesting is the perception of prices out there. Matrix Games and Slitherine are perceived as companies that never discount games, despite a total of over 500 temporary price reductions per year, including a 7 weeks long Holiday Sale at Christmas time, an Easter sale including all releases and a massive number of other rebates.&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <p> Is this reputation a good or a bad thing? And what is the best course of action to handle price life cycles in this market segment? At <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post6.html" target="_blank">HoW15</a>, we are going to discuss this particular topic, so don&#39;t forget to share your views and participate in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3872272" target="_blank">debate</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post6.html" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/Post6.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 297px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1718/How15.-.The.Price.is.Right? Thu, 3 Jun 2015 GMT Vietnam 65 Napalm Version 1.11 Update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/Vietnam65_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>We were succeeding. When you looked at specifics, this became a war of attrition. We were winning.&rdquo; </em>(William Westmoreland &ndash; Chief of Staff of the US Army from 1968 to 1972)</p> <p> <em>Vietnam &rsquo;65&nbsp;</em>has been updated to what we could call &ldquo;the Napalm Upgrade&rdquo;!</p> <p> <strong>Releasing today on both <a href="http://bit.ly/1Gg3Rkq" target="_blank">iPad</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1NgSWqv" target="_blank">PC</a></strong>, this new version of the game introduces <strong>major changes that not only affect the gameplay but also the overall replay value and immersion level</strong>! A custom game mode with 10 variables to tweak, combat modifiers, fog of war, zones of control mechanics, village and unit names, weather, hex overlays on maps, and many other new features come together for a completely overhauled Vietnam experience!</p> <p> <em>Download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/Vietnam65/Vietnam65-UpdateComp-v111.zip">here</a></em></p> <p> Be sure to check the entire changelog <a href="http://slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=329&amp;t=65102">here</a></p> <p> The game is also available via <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/336080/">Steam</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/V65/gif_zac_light.gif" style="width: 650px; height: 556px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Map&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/V65/gif_sweep_mines_1920.gif" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em>Sweeping Mines</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1716/Vietnam.65.Napalm.Version.1.11.Update! Tue, 1 Jun 2015 GMT Star Hammer Human Vessels Preview! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SHTVP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> It&rsquo;s time to see what <em>the Naval Strike Group 7</em> has in store to face the Nautilid threat!</p> <p> All of the human military spacecrafts have shields <strong>on 6 different segments that receive individual damage</strong>. Also there is a specific setup for every single alien unit. As a consequence, attacking from top rear or left front, for instance, will have <strong>totally different results depending on the target and weapons selected</strong>.</p> <p> Be sure to the check the videos on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWI1oWU6hSM&amp;list=PLQrYLOdjwRhQBsZ5bHads6O7aNEc65yMY&amp;index=3">YouTube Channel</a>!</p> <p> Stay tuned! Space is vast, but it is not empty. <strong><em>Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy</em></strong> is going to fill it with <em>plenty of capital ships and aggressive aliens</em> next week, <strong>on June 4<sup>th</sup></strong>.</p> <p> Get more information about the game&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1B6dAnH">here</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWI1oWU6hSM&amp;list=PLQrYLOdjwRhQBsZ5bHads6O7aNEc65yMY&amp;index=3" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/StarHammerVP 2015-05-20 14-09-13-55.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 253px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1715/Star.Hammer.Human.Vessels.Preview! Sat, 29 May 2015 GMT HoW15 - Why is this game about World War 2, again? News; <div> Eastern Front is out fashion, they say. Ardennes are trendier these days. Pacific has been ignored for far too long and North Africa campaigns are not too popular, Husky is not doing too well and so it goes. But why are we always talking about World War 2, in the end?&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> There are interesting studies about this, that range from psychology to actual gameplay and customers behaviour analysis. One goes, for instance, that World War 2 allows a natural progression for players, from invasion of Poland to harder fought Operation Barbarossa, to get into gameplay mechanics gradually, in a historically accurate setting.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Reality is that World War 2 as a topic sells games. Or gives more chances for games to succeed in the market, at least. According to data we have on hand, which take into account over fifteen years of history, the only setting that&#39;s able to compete with World War 2 is Sci-Fi. So scienc</div> <p> Does a setting enhances or limits gameplay? Or does it give flavour and immersion, more like a promotional tool, than a true design choice? Come <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3869425">join</a>&nbsp;the discussion at <a href="http://how15.slitherine.com/post5.html">#HoW15</a> and share your views. There is so much to talk about!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1714/HoW15.-.Why.is.this.game.about.World.War.2,.again? Sat, 29 May 2015 GMT HoW15 - Does complexity define wargames? News; <p> What defines complexity, after all? Does a game for experts need to be hard to play? Over the years there has definitely been a race to add more details to the games. Abstraction has become an design target few wargames developers are willing to pursue, because it breaks the rule of historical accuracy, but is the real thing fun to play?&nbsp;</p> <p> Read the article <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3867192">here </a>and join the discussion!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1712/HoW15.-.Does.complexity.define.wargames? Fri, 28 May 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries Part 2 News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_SoW-W_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The second part of the <strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries</strong> is now online on our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlyVjnQl1oA">YouTube Channel!</a> Surtur is back with an interesting focus on one of the most important features in the game: the <strong>Chain of Command</strong>.</p> <p> In Scourge of War: Waterloo battles can be fought from several perspectives depending on your position in the military hierarchy.</p> <p> <strong>As in the previous video, this is in-game footage, without any post-editing!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Stay tuned for further videos!</strong></p> <p> <em>Get more information from the game&#39;s official </em><a href="http://bit.ly/1c0FuJu"><em>product page</em></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1711/Scourge.of.War:.Waterloo.Diaries.Part.2 Fri, 28 May 2015 GMT Revolution Under Siege Gold announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATR_RuS_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;An ally has to be watched just like an enemy&rdquo; - </em>Leon Trotsky</p> <p> At arms Comrades!</p> <p> Five years has passed from the initial release of <em>Revolution Under Siege</em>, the simultaneous turn based historical wargame set during the postwar struggles in the eastern Europe, but we had never rest!</p> <p> <strong>Revolution Under Siege GOLD is a project of SEP REDS aided by volunteers from all over the world, all dedicated fans and contributors of the historical strategy games from AGEod!</strong></p> <p> This new edition contains a myriad of new options and game mechanisms to immerse you even more in the Russian Civil War; dozens of big fixes and game balance additions, as well as hundreds of minor improvements based on the last 4 years of players experience and feedback, and <strong>more!</strong></p> <p> Get more information about the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1cZ0gtI">here</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1709/Revolution.Under.Siege.Gold.announced! 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