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Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team Up F... - 11/19/2004 8:28:14 PM   
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Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team Up For A New WWII Grand Strategy Game Bruce Harper’s “A World At War” Boardgame Coming to the Computer!

Staten Island, NY, November 19th, 2004 - Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to publish Magnetar Games’ (www.magnetargames.com) licensed computer adaptation of Bruce Harper’s acclaimed board game, A World At War (www.aworldatwar.com). Design and development is underway with no set release date.

Bruce Harper’s A World At War is a grand strategy game which simulates the military, economic, political, diplomatic, research and production aspects of the Second World War. Covering all theaters of the war, it is an ideological heir to the epic Third Reich and Rising Sun games that were released under the Avalon Hill Game Company name in previous years. Since its release as a board game from GMT Games (www.gmtgames.com), A World At War has been a big hit among grand strategy gamers.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “We Matrix Games are huge grand strategy fans. We cut our wargaming teeth on many of the classic designs that culminated in Bruce Harper’s A World At War. We are excited to play a key role in bringing this outstanding game to computer wargamers around the world.”

The computer adaptation of Bruce Harper’s A World At War will focus on online collaborative play using a series of new technologies developed by Magnetar Games for this purpose, including FederationX and ExForce. A second phase will include full computer AI support for solo play.

Duncan Suttles, President of Magnetar Games, commented “We feel that with the selection of Matrix Games as our publisher, we have the last piece in place to make this project a great success. Our design strength in online collaborative play is a great fit with Matrix’s active community of war and strategy game players, many of whom are familiar with Bruce Harper’s work.”

For more information, please visit the A World At War website at www.aworldatwar.com, the Magnetar Games site at www.magnetargames.com and the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and forum discussions.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/19/2004 8:38:38 PM   
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Hi Guys

Let me answer this question since I am already getting emails on this. A World At War (not to be confused with Gary Grigsby's World at War) game is what was designed and developed by Bruce Harper after Advanced 3rd Reich and Rising Sun were published by Avalon Hill years ago. Both of these games where then followed up by "A World At War" published by GMT Games and worth every penny.

Let me say this now loud and clear that this game is WAY down the road and we be only posting things when we feel we have something to say. On when will be be release..........When its done and don't expect it any time soon.

Our main purpose is posting this press release was so you all know it is being worked on.

David Heath

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/19/2004 11:18:07 PM   
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So, umm, David, what does this do (if anything) to World in Flames?

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/19/2004 11:52:22 PM   
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It will have no effect on WIF, its a different developement team.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 12:27:20 AM   
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How about changing the title of this new game in order to avoid confusion with World at War, and Steel Panther's World at War for that matter....

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 1:23:10 AM   
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Thank you, David. These both make my "must buy" list. I'll need things to do to keep busy in the retirement home.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 1:57:35 AM   
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I have been wandering the sites involved.

At this point in time, I could care less if World in Flames ever sees the light of day.

I am prepared to wait on this one though.

But if you ask me, it doesn't look like we will have to wait as long.

These guys actually look like they are on the ball.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 3:38:04 AM   
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ORIGINAL: J P Falcon

How about changing the title of this new game in order to avoid confusion with World at War, and Steel Panther's World at War for that matter....


Yea this will be something we need to deal with.....

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 3:47:25 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Hexed Gamer

I have been wandering the sites involved.

At this point in time, I could care less if World in Flames ever sees the light of day.

I am prepared to wait on this one though.

But if you ask me, it doesn't look like we will have to wait as long.

These guys actually look like they are on the ball.


This game was not picked up for to drop WIF. WIF is a VERY important game to us and will be completed. The reason we agreed to do both games was because they each take a very different approch on the subject.

David

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/20/2004 3:59:22 AM   
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licensed computer adaptation of Bruce Harper’s acclaimed board game, A World At War .......

...will focus on online collaborative play...


Les, I will be your first PBEM opponent.

but what is "collaborative play" ????

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 8/10/2005 3:42:13 AM   
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Any word on how this is coming along?



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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 8/10/2005 4:02:19 AM   
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The developer is still working on it..... no other updates at this time.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 8/11/2005 6:56:05 AM   
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It should be an interesting and challenging addition for the wargaming community. Good to see Matrix moving ahead and continuing to offer the best to all of us.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/6/2005 5:41:49 PM   
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quote:

The computer adaptation of Bruce Harper’s A World At War will focus on online collaborative play using a series of new technologies developed by Magnetar Games for this purpose, including FederationX and ExForce. A second phase will include full computer AI support for solo play.


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The developer is still working on it..... no other updates at this time.


Any more news on this? I'm curious what the intended format will be, based on the comment about "online play using new technologies." Does that mean it will be one of these online games that players have to pay for every month, or a stand-alone PC game with an online play option?

An update would be nice.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/6/2005 7:50:12 PM   
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Magnetar is still programming this and I feek we are still a way off.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/7/2005 3:23:53 AM   
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ORIGINAL: David Heath For more information, please visit the A World At War website at www.aworldatwar.com, the Magnetar Games site at www.magnetargames.com and the Matrix Games website at www.matrixgames.com for future press releases and forum discussions.


Bad link,has comma in it, should be:

www.aworldatwar.com



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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 2/26/2006 10:34:54 AM   
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Any new news on this much anticipated project?

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 2/27/2006 1:19:54 AM   
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Magnetar is still programming this. Any updates would need to come from them.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/28/2006 12:20:06 AM   
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Still no word?  I visited the Magnetar site and I couldn't find any forums or discussion of this game besides the initial announcement.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 11/28/2006 2:00:35 AM   
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On the World at War forum Bruce Harper confirmed it has been canned.    

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 12/7/2006 11:50:24 AM   
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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 12/19/2006 1:12:08 AM   
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Any more news from the front on this one? I got a buddy who got the board game for Xmas (he snuk a peek). I'd love to play, but the board is larger than my living room, so it'll have to be the PC version.

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 12/28/2008 5:05:33 PM   
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Hi,   Any news, or is this thing dead and burried??

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 12/28/2008 6:21:57 PM   
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Well, if you read post #23...

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RE: Matrix Games, Magnetar Games and Bruce Harper Team ... - 1/1/2009 2:52:00 PM   
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T, I think maybe you mean post #20?

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