Matrix Games News Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 28 MAY 2015 22:18 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 Your chance to grab the best 4x space game at 50 percent off News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> A year ago <strong>Distant Worlds: Universe</strong> released on <a href="" target="_blank">our store</a> and on <a href="" target="_blank">Steam</a>. Since then, press and players, old and new of the series, have been playing and praising this game as the best 4X space game ever made.</p> <p> <strong>PCGamesN </strong>wrote it is &quot;<em>and exceedingly complex, infinitely rewarding space strategy game</em>&quot;, while <strong>GameWatcher </strong>wrote &quot;<em>Distant Worlds: Universe is the finest 4X space game in a generation</em>&quot;.<br /> <strong>RockPaperShotgun</strong> called it &quot;<em>one of the most unique, enormous and engrossing strategy games ever made</em>&quot;.</p> <p> We really wanted to celebrate this anniversary with you so, starting today at <strong>7 PM CEST/ 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EDT </strong>and for the <strong>next 48 hours, the game will be on sale for only $ 29,99 on our store and on </strong></p> <p> <strong>The sale will end on Saturday 30<sup>th</sup> at 7 PM CEST/ 5 PM UTC/ 1 PM EDT! </strong></p> <p> Now, this is your chance to get <a href="" target="_blank">Distant Worlds: Universe</a> for half the price, but hurry up!</p> <p align="center"> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>GET IT NOW</strong></a></p> Fri, 28 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="">here </a>and join the discussion!</p> Fri, 28 May 2015 GMT Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries Part 2 News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The second part of the <strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo Diaries</strong> is now online on our <a href="">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=""><em>product page</em></a></p> Fri, 28 May 2015 GMT Glory of Macragge goes live on Twitch today! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> The 2<sup>nd</sup> War for Armageddon is at its peak. Despite the heroic defence of the <em>Astra Militarum</em> and the unexpected aid from the mighty Space Marine chapters of Salamanders and Blood Angels, the Ork Waaagh is still dangerous and is threatening the Imperial Forces. But the <strong>Ultramarines</strong> are on the way to strike the final blow against the Xenos threat...</p> <p> <strong>Today</strong> <strong>we will stream Glory of Macragge</strong> &ndash; the latest expansion in the <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</em> series &ndash; on our official <a href=""><strong>Twitch Channel</strong></a> at <strong>20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT</strong>&nbsp;!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its <a href="">product page</a></p> <p> <em>Have you missed our Collector&rsquo;s Editon? <a href="">Grab it here</a></em></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on <a href="">Steam</a></em></p>! Fri, 28 May 2015 GMT Revolution Under Siege Gold announced! News; <IMG SRC="" 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="">here</a></p>! Thu, 27 May 2015 GMT Warhammer 40.000: Armageddon Collector's Edition News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Armageddon&rsquo;s battlefields will tremble with this <strong>Collector&rsquo;s Edition!</strong></p> <p> You asked for salvation and the Salamanders came from the sky! You asked for vengeance and the Blood Angels heard your call! You asked for glory and the Ultramarines raised their flags with you!</p> <p> <strong>Now the fate of Armageddon lies in your hands!</strong></p> <p> This ultimate edition contains</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;<strong>all the DLC Scenarios</strong> (Untold Battle, Vulcan&rsquo;s Wrath, Angels of Death, Glory of Macragge)</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;<strong>a digital version of the game soundtrack</strong>, featuring over 10 tracks;</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;<strong>4 folded posters</strong> (2 double sided) detailing all units present in the game, including Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard), Salamanders, Blood Angels and Ultramarines.</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp;<strong>Full colour printed manual.</strong></p> <p> Take control of over 300 unit types and lead your forces to the final victory!</p> <p> Grab this edition&nbsp;<a href="">here</a></p>'s.Edition Thu, 27 May 2015 GMT Deal of the Week! Frontline: Road to Moscow is 50 percent off! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> It&rsquo;s the summer of 1941. The German launched the massive invasion of Russian steppes. The three vectors of the attack share one goal: to crush the Soviet Army and clear the <strong>Road to Moscow!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Frontline: Road to Moscow</strong> <strong>(PC)</strong> is on sale for only <strong>$4.99! </strong></p> <p> Put your hands on this approachable tactical combat game <a href="">here!</a></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on <a href="">Steam&nbsp;</a></em></p>!! Tue, 25 May 2015 GMT Star Hammer Nautilid Preview News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>The Nautilid</strong> constitute a dangerous threat for Mankind, but are still a mysterious one. No one really knows about their weapons or what kind of adaptation deep space has forced them to evolve.</p> <p> <strong>But the Intelligence has collected some data about two classes of them and today they are ready to share them with you!</strong></p> <p> The <em>Disruptor</em> and the <em>Sprayer</em> can be very deadly and full of trickery so be careful!</p> <p> Be sure to check the videos on our&nbsp;<a href=";list=PLQrYLOdjwRhQBsZ5bHads6O7aNEc65yMY">YouTube Channel</a>&nbsp;here!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" 2015-05-20 14-06-01-77.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" 2015-05-20 14-06-01-77.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" 2015-05-20 14-00-34-41.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" 2015-05-20 14-00-34-41.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 141px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;<a href=" 2015-05-20 13-59-16-24.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src=" 2015-05-20 13-59-16-24.jpg" style="width: 280px; height: 158px;" /></a></p> Sat, 22 May 2015 GMT Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Video Part 1 News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> From its announce on, <strong>Scourge of War: Waterloo</strong> &ndash; the upcoming title on the <em>Scourge of War</em> series - has reached a high level of attention by the wargamer community with <strong>a lot of questions about its features and gameplay</strong>. Now<strong>, it&#39;s our great pleasure to satisfy your curiosity!</strong></p> <p> <strong>We have just released on our <a href="">Youtube Channel </a>the first chapter of the &quot;Waterloo Diaries&quot;</strong>, featuring the producer of <em>Scourge of War: Waterloo </em>whom is going to share some key elements about the game (scope, main features, mechanics).</p> <p> <strong>This is an in-game footage, without any post-editing!</strong></p> <p> We will publish more videos until the release date in order to give you the best coverage of the game, stay tuned!</p> <p> Get more information from the game&#39;s official <a href="">product page</a></p> Sat, 22 May 2015 GMT Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon Glory of Macragge DLC is out! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Today will be a bloody day for the Ultramarines, </strong>because these highly disciplined and courageous warriors finally will have their hour of glory with the <strong>release of an expansion</strong> focused on their contribution during the Second War of Armageddon!</p> <p> In <strong><em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; Glory of Macragge</em></strong>, you can lead the glorious Ultramarines in a brand new campaign that <strong>features 11 challenging scenarios</strong>, organized in 3 different Acts. The sons of Macragge who fight in the manner prescribed in the holy pages of the Codex Astartes are known to be versatile and able to master any style of warfare.</p> <p> With such powerful reinforcements on Armageddon, the Orks had better watch out!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p> <p> The game is available also on <a href="">Steam</a></p>,! Fri, 21 May 2015 GMT Home of Wargamers 2015 Ask us anything! News; <p> Just over one month to the opening of this year&rsquo;s <em>Home of Wargamers</em> event and we need your contribution!</p> <p> As you know,<strong> #HoW15</strong> is all about the future of wargames. 30 developers will be meeting in CastelBrando to debate the market, exchange views and put their heads together to make the best games you could possibly play in the future.</p> <p> What is it that you really want to see? What would you ask to Matrix Games, Slitherine and their development partners?</p> <p> This is your chance to have all your questions answered, live! You can ask your questions by sending us an email to <a href=""></a>, posting on the forum or tweeting <strong>#HoW15 @MatrixGamesLtd.</strong></p> <p> Be part of it and help us build the future of wargaming!</p> <p> Check the official site <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p>! Wed, 19 May 2015 GMT Distant Worlds: Universe Version is out! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;Humanity has the stars in its future&rdquo;</em>&ndash; Isaac Asimov</p> <p> A <strong>major</strong> <strong>new update</strong> is available for the critically acclaimed 4x space strategy game <em>Distant Worlds: Universe</em>, bringing the game to <strong>version</strong> with many improvements, changes and bug fixes! For example, major improvements to the private sector freighter system, AI improvements, fixes to achievements that were not being retained, and bases will now launch fighters at attackers even when they have no other weapons!</p> <p> But the list is very long, so be sure to check the whole changelog <a href="">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <em>Distant Worlds</em>&nbsp;is a vast, pausable real-time <strong>4X space strategy game</strong>. 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> Get more information about the game <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <em>Distant World: Universe is also available on <a href="">Steam</a></em></p>! Tue, 18 May 2015 GMT Home of Wargamers 2015 Be part of it! News; <p> This year&rsquo;s Home of Wargamers (#HoW15) is approaching.</p> <p> The dates are now officially fixed <strong>for June 23rd to June 25th</strong> and the event is being held at <strong>Vittorio Veneto, CastelBrando</strong>, a town full of heritage and history between Venezia and Treviso.</p> <p> <strong>The first and most important news is that this year&rsquo;s event will be solely open to our development partners: </strong>we have decided to organize a developer&rsquo;s conference, rather than a press conference, so that we could really focus on the future of wargaming and strategy gaming.</p> <p> We will have keynote speeches to talk about game engines, business cases, game play issues, sales channels, price positioning and many other topics to create a <strong>true debate about where the wargaming and strategy gaming markets are going, and what we should all do to drive change</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>You, as players, are all invited</strong> and you will have a chance to take part to the event through <strong>live streams, ask anything on Twitter and through the forums</strong>. So stay tuned and watch out for further information!</p> <p> Check for the official site and keep up-to-date with #HoW15 <a href="">here</a>!</p>! Tue, 18 May 2015 GMT Order of Battle Pacific is Updated to Version 1.6.7! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Good news!</p> <p> Order of Batte has been Updated to Version <strong>1.6.7!</strong></p> <p> This Patch brings many changes, improvements and bug fixes. The most important are two new maps added to play in coop (vAI) and &ldquo;Scenario restart&rdquo; now correctly resets campaign events!</p> <p> Be sure to check the changelog <a href="">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game <a href="">here</a>:</p>! Sat, 15 May 2015 GMT Tigers on the Hunt needs true wargamers for beta! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&quot;The prerequisite for bravery is fear&rdquo;</em> (Otto Carius, &ldquo;Tigers in the Mud&rdquo;)</p> <p> A new project is awaiting for your help, the strongest and toughest wargamers! If you are searching a real tactical challenge, then&nbsp;<strong>Tigers on the Hunt</strong>&nbsp;is what you were looking for!</p> <p> From the product page: <strong>Tigers on the Hunt </strong>creates a truly immersive in-depth tactical simulation.&nbsp; The game boasts a <strong>ferocious and adaptive AI</strong> which will dynamically respond to a player&rsquo;s manoeuvres. Players can enjoy <strong>massive battles across up to 12 connected geomorphic maps with over 200 Infantry units, 100 Support Weapons, 100 Ordnance pieces and 50 Vehicles</strong> per side!</p> <p> If you think to have what it takes, enlist <a href="">here</a>!</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p>! Sat, 15 May 2015 GMT Distant Worlds: Return of Shakturi and Shadows Updated! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><div> Rulers of the Universe (or aspiring candidates), there is important news coming from the emptiness of Space!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <a href=""><em>Distant Worlds: Return of Shakturi</em></a> and <a href=""><em>Shadows</em></a> have been updated to versions <strong></strong> and <strong></strong> respectively!&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> The new version of <em>Return of Shakturi</em> fixes a couple of critical issues for the <strong>German release</strong> while for <em>Shadows</em> substantial changes are taken directly from <em>DW: Universe</em> such as improvements to AI and game logic, especially pirates and freighters!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This is a fantastic final update for Shadows before we celebrate the<strong> Universe Anniversary</strong> (yes guys, it is already a year!)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Be sure to check the changelog <a href="">here</a></div> <p> Get more information about the game from their Official Product pages</p>! Fri, 14 May 2015 GMT Battle of the Bulge (Mac) and Order of Battle: Pacific (Mac) are ready for Beta! News; <p> Soldiers of all fronts!</p> <p> Your help is urgently needed! Two great games are set go to Beta and many platforms are involved!</p> <p> Two years on from its release on iPad, <strong>Battle of the Bulge</strong> is eager to reach further peaks and thanks to the hard work of the developers the game is now ready to enter the beta phase for <strong>Mac</strong>! We wish to ask players to join the Beta and to help us to make the game even better than before!</p> <p> What&#39;s more, <strong>the iPad version of the game has been extensively rewritten</strong> and you have the chance to test it and to give us feedback!</p> <p> Click here sign for the <a href="">beta</a>!</p> <p> <strong>But it&rsquo;s not over</strong>, because moving from Western Europe to Asia another game needs your help! <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> calls for your contributions to assist in developing the <strong>Mac</strong> version!&nbsp;</p> <p> As always, you can do that from the <a href="">beta page!</a></p>! Thu, 13 May 2015 GMT Another Ageod game announced for 2015! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Fans of Ageod already knew that a Napoleonic title was coming in 2015. <strong>What they may not know though, is that another team is also getting ready to release another deep Ageod wargame this year</strong>! This secret project is now mature enough to be shared with you today.</p> <p> If recent Ageod releases were focused on the 19<sup>th</sup> and 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, <strong>this new game steps further back in time, exploring the pike and shot era.</strong> Indeed, <strong><em>Ageod&rsquo;s Thirty Years War</em></strong> will cover the series of conflicts in Europe between 1618 and 1648 when religious disputes and lust for power tore the whole continent apart and where you will fight for local and regional domination.</p> <p> <strong>From the Bohemian rebellion to the Swedish intervention led by Gustavus Adolphus, from Denmark to the Palatinate, you can now recreate the Campaigns of L&uuml;tzen, N&ouml;rdlingen and Rocroi</strong>. In <em>Ageod&rsquo;s Thirty Years War</em> you will coordinate the movements of several armies, take care of their supplies and fatigue and seek for the best conditions to engage in combat, undertake sieges or retreat to recover if needed; with the ultimate goal of gaining supremacy over Central Europe.</p> <p> We can already unveil the box of the game and we&rsquo;ll make sure to publish some in-game visuals soon.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Ageod&rsquo;s Thirty Years War </em>from its official <a href="">product page.</a><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="" style="width: 350px; height: 496px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>! Thu, 13 May 2015 GMT Sovereignty: Crown of Kings Twitch Stream! With a special host! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> As you probably already know our weekly twitch stream has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday, but we didn&rsquo;t want to leave you alone tonight so <strong>we have invited a unique host to broadcast a very special series of streams from today!</strong></p> <p> Popular and talented YouTuber, <strong>Agrippa Maxentius</strong> (check his YouTube Channel <a href="">here</a>), will <strong>stream Sovereignty: Crown of Kings today at 20:00 CEST / 18:00 UTC / 2:00 PM EDT on our <a href="">Official Channel</a>! </strong></p> <p> You will have the chance to see all latest improvements to the game since its launch in Steam Early Access in April, and ask questions about what is coming up next!&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></em></p> <p> <em>Have you missed the videos about Sovereignty?&nbsp;</em><em>Check out the <a href=";list=PLQrYLOdjwRhT9fA2HZspayTcFzx6L94ee" target="_blank">playlist</a>!</em></p>!! Thu, 13 May 2015 GMT Close Combat: Panthers in the Fog Patch 1.0.2 is out! Contest; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>Panthers in the Fog</strong> has been updated!</p> <p> <strong>Version 1.0.2</strong> fixes some multiplayer issues (for instance a bug where the client could crash if the currently selected team surrendered has been fixed) and improves the general gameplay by enhancing features like Team List and the animation of&nbsp; destroyed guns.</p> <p> Be sure to check the changelog <a href="">here</a></p> <p> Download the patch from <a href="">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game <a href="">here</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href=" picture.jpg"><img alt="" src=" picture.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 488px;" /></a></p>! Thu, 13 May 2015 GMT