Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 2 SEP 2014 23:51 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif 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 To End All Wars: Artillery News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> To End All Wars, the most detailed World War 1 game to date, is coming out in less than a week! We are all extremely excited for this title and we know a lot of you are waiting for release. To ease the waiting a bit, we are releasing another batch of unit art, this time focusing on different types of field artillery.&nbsp;</p> <p> Field artillery played a huge role during the First World War and of course this will also be the case in To End All Wars. The game features a great deal of different types of artillery typical to the nations involved, including Heavy howitzers, light and fast horse artillery and everything in between. Even some heavy railroad guns will make an appearance in game. Make sure you will use the right kind of artillery at the right moment, because you will need some of the bigger guns to break through the enemy lines! &nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">here</a> for more information on To End All Wars.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/AG_tEAW_MKTG_Units_Artillery.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/AG_tEAW_MKTG_Units_Artillery.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 266px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1500/To.End.All.Wars:.Artillery. Thu, 20 Aug 2014 GMT Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front - End of Early Access News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA2_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> After months of intense testing and playing sessions by the Battle Academy 2 early adopters, we are happy to announce that the successful Early Access program is coming to an end, as we will be taking down the Early Access package from our stores next Monday. This will be your last chance to get the Early Access version of Battle Academy 2!</p> <p> It has been a great ride and we would like to thank all early access contributors who provided great ideas and useful feedback to make Battle Academy 2 the best game it can be. We truly could not have done it without your support. Most of all we hope you had a lot of fun doing so and will continue to enjoy the game post release.</p> <p> Of course the end of the Early Access phase does not mean we will stop working on the game. We will continue to support Battle Academy 2 and offer updates and patches where needed in order to improve your Battle Academy experience.</p> <p> 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> Battle Academy 2: Eastern Front title almost ready to roll out will be released on September 12<sup>th. &nbsp;</sup>You can find more information on the game from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1eNNZFV">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BattleAcademy/SovietSteamRoller4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BattleAcademy/SovietSteamRoller4.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BattleAcademy/StreetFighting2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/BattleAcademy/StreetFighting2.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1499/Battle.Academy.2:.Eastern.Front.-.End.of.Early.Access. Thu, 20 Aug 2014 GMT Space Program Manager unveils its multiplayer modes News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Space Program Manager unveils its multiplayer modes &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Last week the Early Access program for <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager </em>closed its doors. The game is now on the launch pad and the countdown has started. The official launch is scheduled for <strong>October 31<sup>st</sup></strong> and engineers from Polar Motion are working hard to offer a safe and exotic flight to the players.</p> <p> Not only has the Early Access program helped the developers to fine-tune their game but also it contributed to exploring new possibilities. As a result the final version of <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager </em>will benefit from a more ambitious scope than initially planned. Among the features regularly requested from the early adopters was a multiplayer mode. From the very beginning the game was developed to provide only solo space odysseys, and integrating an engaging multiplayer mode seemed to be very challenging. But the idea immediately caught on around the development team and Polar Motion is really excited to announce that both solo and multiplayer modes will be available at release!</p> <p> In the multiplayer mode - powered by our convenient and versatile PBEM++ technology -players will be able to relive the ruthless race for dominance in space between the US and the Soviet Union. They will have to choose their side and run a space agency with only one goal in mind: be the first to the Moon! Being notified when their competitor completes successfully their missions; they will feel the same pressure as Managing Directors did during the Cold War. Alternatively a Free Mode will be available to let the players make their own multiplayer space adventures.&nbsp;</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager </em>from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/1.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 364px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/SPM/2.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 366px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1498/Space.Program.Manager.unveils.its.multiplayer.modes......... Wed, 19 Aug 2014 GMT Another update for Commander: The Great War! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_CTGW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We are very pleased to announce, along with The Lordz Games Studio, the release of the 1.52 update for the iPad and PC versions of <em>Commander: The Great War</em>! This patch comes with loads of fixes and improvements for an enhanced gameplay experience.</p> <p> This time the focus was set on the AI and technical issues reported by the community. With this new boost the AI is likely to provide an even tougher challenge, so good luck commanders!</p> <p> Please find below the official changelog of the 1.52 update:</p> <p> <u>iPad version</u>:</p> <p> - Auto zoom-out on turn end<br /> - Move visible confirmation icons (on top of units)<br /> - Link to gameplay support forum<br /> - AI long loops reported fixed<br /> - AI crashes fixed</p> <p> <u>PC and Steam versions</u>:</p> <p> - Various AI crashes fixed including the AI crash caused by incorrect embarking and the long (to infinite) AI turn loops<br /> - Fixed a problem with loading game when custom unit name has &quot;,&quot; (comma)<br /> - Fixed Unmoved unit cycling with PageUp/PageDown keys<br /> - Introduced double click to confirm action or move to reduce accidental actions/moves<br /> - Rendering via Direct3D support<br /> - Fixed a bug in the Steam installer causing game not always starting<br /> - Fixed camera AI swinging bug by auto zoom-out on turn end<br /> - Added link to gameplay support forum</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1leIohU">here</a> to download the 1.52 patch. Steam and iOS will download the update automatically.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Commander: The Great War</em> from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/XxaWsi">iPad</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/1sRAtt2">PC</a> pages.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1497/Another.update.for.Commander:.The.Great.War! Wed, 19 Aug 2014 GMT Distant Worlds: Universe gets a new update News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_DW_U_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The six major updates since release, including the newest 1.9.5.7 released last week, have included fixes for most of the issues reported since release (over 100 in total)! Additionally, more than 100 improvements to game balance, AI and user interface have been made, as well as some additional tutorial tweaks and the addition of an &quot;Introductory Game&quot; mode to get new players started more easily.&nbsp;</p> <p> The user interface improvements include significant adjustments to support larger font sizes on larger monitors and allow more of the interface to scale. In addition, game performance optimizations have nearly doubled performance since release.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Also included are several new modding features, which lift the limitations on race-specific technologies as well as improving modding in a few other areas. If you wish, each faction can have a much more detailed and fully unique tech tree now. The AI&#39;s research path can also now be specifically set to optimize each faction exactly the way you want.&nbsp;</p> <p> The AI in Universe has improved significantly with each update, both in fleet coordination, exploration, research strategy, ship design, construction and pre-warp strategy.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Finally, we&#39;ve included a host of fixes for pirate gameplay as well, if you prefer to seek your own fortune among the stars.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> You can download it using your update client or through our&nbsp;<a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/DistantWorldsUniverse/DistantWorldsUniverse-Update1957.zip" target="_blank">FTP</a>. Please let us know if you have any issues updating. If you are a Steam user, t<span style="font-size: 12px;">his update will automatically install when you restart Steam, as long as you are on the non-beta branch.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1gnqQLh">here</a> for more information on Distant Worlds: Universe.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3674870">here</a> for the patch details.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1496/Distant.Worlds:.Universe.gets.a.new.update Tue, 18 Aug 2014 GMT Deal of the Week: Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/EDTBTR-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> This week we present to you a wargaming classic that covers the Allied bombing campaigns of World War 2. <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich</em>&nbsp;is loved among fans for its detail and historical accuracy and now this excellent and unique strategy game is available for just $ 29,99! The sale will last for the entire week.&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich</em>&nbsp;is a detailed simulation of the Allied strategic bombing campaign against Germany in World War II. Combining both classic titles Battle of Britain and Twelve O&#39;clock High into a single game package, this in depth air war simulation includes all the appeal of the original two titles with a huge list of new features and improvements. Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich comes packed with AI improvements, new aircraft types, units, and locations, a massive pilot database with over 18,000 pilots, and much more.&nbsp;Stop the&nbsp;<em>Eagle Day&nbsp;</em>directive in its tracks and spearhead the&nbsp;<em>Bombing the Reich</em>!</p> <p> Grab <em>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1w0hlvf">here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1495/Deal.of.the.Week:.Eagle.Day.to.Bombing.the.Reich. Tue, 18 Aug 2014 GMT Advanced Tactics Gold is coming to Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/ATGOLD-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Often praised for the versatility of its engine and its incredible replayability potential, <em>Advanced Tactics Gold</em> is now writing another chapter of its successful story with a release on Steam. The game - currently displayed in the coming soon section of Steam &ndash; will be available there in a few hours! <em>Advanced Tactics: Gold</em> is a unique game that combines the deep gameplay experience of more traditional wargames, with an open setting, allowing you to recreate and simulate lots of different battles and engagements.</p> <p> Since its first release, the game has benefited from regular and in-depth support from the developers. Lots of patches helped to fine-tune the AI, rebalance the game and introduce brand new content. VR Designs are still working on polishing their masterpiece and they have just released the 2.20c update that fixes minor issues noticed by the community.<br /> <br /> And in a couple of hours, you will be able to grab <em>Advanced Tactics Gold</em> on the world&rsquo;s most popular digital platform. Those of you who already own the game will be able to register their key with us to get a free Steam key!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/1t603Z1">Click here</a> for the Steam product page.<br /> <br /> Already own <em>Advanced Tactics Gold</em>? Redeem your <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">free Steam key here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1494/Advanced.Tactics.Gold.is.coming.to.Steam Sat, 15 Aug 2014 GMT Matrix Games now speaks German! News; <p> As part of our continuing commitment to to take care of our local communities the site gets even more multilingual today thanks to the addition of the German language! Now gamers from Germany, Spain, Italy and France can browse our site comfortably in their native language!</p> <p> When visiting <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/">www.matrixgames.com</a> just select the flag at the top of the screen to select your language. All game info and news are translated in the available languages and you can rely on our territory managers to keep the site up to date on a daily basis with the latest translations.<br /> <br /> Since this is your home too, we need your support on this. If we somehow missed translating some text or introduced a bug please let us know via our dedicated <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=1269">Site Feedback Forum</a>.</p> <p> Stay tuned for future exciting updates on the site!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1493/Matrix.Games.now.speaks.German! Fri, 14 Aug 2014 GMT A little bit of history with To End All Wars News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> August 13, 2014 - One hundred years ago today Austro-Hungarian forces cross the River Drina and start their invasion of Serbia. General Oskar Potiorek, Commander of the Austrian forces in the Balkans expected a quick and easy victory, but unexpected resistance from Serbia led to the Battle of Cer that resulted into a serious defeat for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.</p> <p> Field Marshal Putnik, the battle hardened leader of Serbian forces, launched a counter-attack on August 15th giving the Austro-Hungarian&rsquo;s a bloody nose. Although both sides sustained heavy casualties, the Austro-Hungarian army, surprised by the tenacious resistance fell back in panic and disarray. General Potiorek was humiliated but it was only the first major encounter on this front and lots of famous battles followed.<br /> <br /> However Europe was not the only battlefield and at the same moment in Africa, the Entente was seizing the capital of Togoland from the German Empire. The war was spreading like wildfire!<br /> <br /> In <em>To End All Wars</em>, the latest wargame designed by <em>Ageod</em>, you will be able to refight the Great War and to manage the destiny of your alliance across the world. Trenches, aerial warfare, new technologies, and an original diplomatic system have been implemented to model the conflict with a high level of realism.</p> <p> <em>T</em><em>o End All Wars</em> will be available <strong>on August the 26th</strong>. The countdown has begun&hellip;</p> <p> Get more information on <em>To End All Wars</em> from <a href="http://bit.ly/1pNOpAy">its official product page</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/austria_serbia_border.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/austria_serbia_border.jpg" style="width: 630px; height: 354px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hungary&ndash;Serbia border - August 1914</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/AUS_Potiorek.png" style="width: 170px; height: 280px;" /> &nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/SER_Putnik.png" style="width: 170px; height: 280px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Austrian General Potiorek (on the left) versus Serbian General Putnik (on the right)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/african_map_early.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/african_map_early.jpg" style="width: 630px; height: 354px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> War is spreading in Africa - August 1914</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1492/A.little.bit.of.history.with.To.End.All.Wars Thu, 13 Aug 2014 GMT