Matrix Games News Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 24 MAY 2015 21:32 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 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 Pandora is on sale on Humble Bundle! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Hurry up! This is your chance to put your hands on <strong>Pandora: First Contact</strong> as the game is showcased in the <strong>Humble Store with 66% of discount for 48 hours!</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>Pandora: First Contact&nbsp;</em></strong>is a science fiction 4X turn-based strategy game on a planetary scale in which you are the leader of one the few factions of brave men and women fighting to terraform the alien environment of the planet Pandora</p> <p> <em>Grab the game <a href="">here</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</em></p> <p> <em>The sale will start at 10 AM PDT &ndash; 19.00 CEST</em></p>! Thu, 20 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 Deal of the Week! Panthers in the Fog 25 percent discount! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Our beloved <strong>Deal of the Week</strong> is back and it is celebrating the recent Steam release of <strong>Close Combat: Panther in the Fog</strong> with a <strong>25% discount</strong> offer at only <strong>$ 29.99!</strong></p> <p> Command your troops as a German leader in the attempt to take Hill 314, or play by the American side and hold the line until the reinforcement arrive in this epic simulation of one of the turning points of the Western Front!</p> <p> Grab Panthers in the fog <a href="">here</a></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on <a href="">Steam&nbsp;</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 Panzer Command: Ostfront is updated to Version 2.0.330! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>There&rsquo;s no time to rest, soldiers!</strong></p> <p> <em>Panzer Command: Ostfront</em> <strong>has been updated to version 2.0.330</strong> and this patch improves the game in many ways!</p> <p> More than a dozen maps and scenarios are added (plus a completely new Historic Campaign with 8 battles) alongside lots of bug fixes and changes!</p> <p> However, the list is very long so be sure to check it <a href="">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch <a href="">here</a></p> <p> You can get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p>! Wed, 12 May 2015 GMT War in the West Updated to Version 1.00.29 News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <strong>&ldquo;</strong><em>Which would your men rather be, tired, or dead?&rdquo; </em>(Erwin Rommel)</p> <p> Wake up soldiers! There is great news from the front! <strong>War in the West</strong> - the ultra detailed wargame based on the <em>War in the East</em> engine&ndash; has been patched to <strong>Version 1.00.29</strong> and this update is huge!</p> <p> Ground, Air, Naval forces, and logistics as well are being redefined and, with over thirty &nbsp;bug fixes (among all, now the Italy surrender is triggered only by supplied Allied hexes and not anymore by isolated Allied hexes) and 20 main changes, the fight for the Western is Front more realistic and accurate than ever!</p> <p> Be sure to check the entire changelog <a href=";mpage=1&amp;key=&amp;#3856465">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="">here</a></p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="">product page</a></p> Sat, 8 May 2015 GMT Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm is updated to Version 2.09 News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> Europe is at war. Again.</p> <p> Only 40 years passed following the tragedy of World War II, but the tensions across the boundaries between the Western Powers and the Soviet Union were too strong to allow peace and now diplomacy has to give away to missiles and tanks...</p> <p> <strong>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition gets an important update! <a href="">Version 2.09</a> brings tons of improvements and changes, making the game more immersive than ever! Experience the challenge of commanding troops in a modern war fought with high tech weapons!</strong></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> <p> <em>Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Player&rsquo;s Edition is also available via <a href="">Steam</a></em></p> Fri, 7 May 2015 GMT Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue is out on Steam! News; <IMG SRC="" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;War is waged with skill, not with people&#39;s lives&rdquo; </em>(Georgy Zhukov)</p> <p> Comrades!</p> <p> <strong>Decisive Campaigns: Case Blue</strong> <strong>is ready to be deployed on the Steam battlefield!</strong> This is an important step for a wargame so rich in details and full of remarkable historical scenarios!</p> <p> Since its first release the game has benefited from regular and in-depth support from the developers, and with this release is now reaching a whole new level by making this classic strategy title available to a whole new audience!</p> <p> In order to celebrate this important milestone, we are offering a 50% discount during the week of the launch! We are also going to offer a free Steam key to anyone who bought a copy of the game from the Matrix Games or Slitherine store. All they have to do is register their serial <a href="">here</a>.</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="">here</a><a href=""> </a>or get more information from its official <a href="">product page</a></p>! Fri, 7 May 2015 GMT Napoleon What if feature is getting polished! News; <p> Good news soldiers!</p> <p> Judging by the number of posts on the forum about the <a href=";p=345636#post345636"><em>what-if feature </em></a>and <a href="!-Help-us-finding-a-good-name-for-our-upcoming-game!"><em>propose a name thread</em></a>, the Ageod community&nbsp; seems to be more engaged and creative than ever. We would like to thank you all for your feedback!</p> <p> Thanks to your multiple contributions, the &quot;What if&quot; option and &ldquo;propose a name&rdquo; are now well defined and will certainly bring some fresh air in our upcoming wargame set in the Napoleonic era!</p> <p> Also we have optimized our forum engine and now it is much faster than before!&nbsp;</p>!. Thu, 6 May 2015 GMT