||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Slitherine and NorbSoftDev Ink Publishing Deal

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Scott Parrino

Type: Press Release

 

Matrix Games, Slitherine (www.slitherine.com), and NorbSoftDev (www.norbsoftdev.net/) have signed a publishing deal to bring the Scourge of War series exclusively to their distribution channels.

The wargaming community can rejoice!!: market-leading publisher Slitherine and historical games developer NorbSoftDev have reached agreement to partner for the release of past and future games in the Scourge of War series of games. All games that are part of the franchise, including the main title Gettysburg and expansions Antietam and Pipe Creek will be releasing soon on both www.slitherine.com and www.matrixgames.com. The deal also includes the release of a brand new stand alone game, Chancellorsville, later this year.

JD McNeil, Chairman of the Slitherine group of companies said: “Norb is a long-time friend and we’ve followed his success path closely in the past, from the great success of the Take Command series to the rise of the Scourge of War franchise. We are therefore proud to be his door to the market and believe we can utilize our sales and marketing experience to increase the success of the series and help build even greater projects in the future”.

The Scourge of War series started with the release of Gettysburg in 2010. It was praised by the specialist press Armchair General saying “The level of detail is flat-out stunning” and Out of Eight stating “Gettysburg should make any strategy gamer salivate”. Since then the release of the two expansions Antietam and Pipe Creek have increased the game’s popularity amongst players.

Norb Timpko, founder of NorbSoftDev, added: “Scourge of War has had a very successful run with our dedicated fan base. We have a great multiplayer community and many people are writing mods for the game, but as an independent self publishing developer, our audience is limited. We've had a relationship with Slitherine for many years and it just made sense to take this step. Slitherine/Matrix Games specialize in reaching out to wargamers with quality product and we fit this perfectly into this framework.  Self publishing is hard work and takes a lot of time away from game development and expanding the franchise to the next level. With the huge wargaming audience of Slitherine/Matrix Games, we will reach a much larger base and this will allow us to focus our time creating new games. There are a lot of ACW fans out there  that have never heard of the Scourge of War franchise, so we really want to reach out and tell the world who we are”.

More Info

      ( Views : 4447 )


    In Other News..

    Space Program Manager Launch Contest Announced!

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Next week is the release of the highly anticipated Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager. In order to celebrate the launch of Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager, we have teamed up with the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to organize a contest with awesome prizes! The contest will be open to anyone who owns a copy of the game and the main prize will be a trip to the Kennedy Space Center itself!

    Read more...

    Battle Academy 2 is out now on iPad!

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    "The Russian Colossus...has been underestimated by us...whenever a dozen divisions are destroyed the Russians replace them with another dozen."(German Army General Chief of Staff Franz Halder)

    Back in 2012, Battle Academy revolutionized the iPad world by introducing a deep and fully-featured tactical game about WWII. Any doubts about the capability of the iPad to smoothly run an intense 3D strategy game were quickly quieted and wargamers finally appreciated the device for what it’s really worth.

    Read more...

    A closer look at rockets in Space Program Manager

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager is launching next week so it is about time to give you all a bit more information on the rockets that will actually be powering this game! Space Program Manager features an extensive library of different types of rockets that where built, or considered, by the American and Soviets space agencies during the Cold War. These rockets come each with their own characteristics and functionalities, and selecting the right rocket for the job will get you a long way on your road to the moon! 

    Read more...

    Deal of the Week - Pride of Nations

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Pride of Nations, Ageod’s biggest title ever, goes on sale once more! Pride of Nations allows you to reshape the world as one of the major countries of the 19th 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!

    Read more...

    A new update for Piercing Fortress Europa

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    As part of our ongoing commitment to the Piercing Fortress Europa community, a new update for the latest logistic gem designed by Frank Hunter is available and it will make your wargaming experience even better!

    Read more...

    New screenshots for War in the West!

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Confirmed for a release early December, Gary Grigsby’s War in the West now gets illustrated with a complete batch of HD screenshots! Thanks to these images, you can have a clear vision of the Theaters of Operations where you will lead your troops: Sicily, Bulge, Arnhem… all of the famous places of the Western Front will be featured in the game! But only commanders that pay attention to the details like the weather conditions, the logistic network, and air superiority will be able to build plans to deliver success.

    Read more...

    Pike & Shot is now available!

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    "Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” (Oliver Cromwell – English military and political leader)

    In the age of Pike and Shot, mighty struggles erupted across Europe for religious, political or dynastic causes. The greatest powers of that period were regularly involved in conflicts and struggles to increase their dominance over the continent. Some countries have also to deal with inner tensions and are torn apart between factions. War is in the air. But war has changed. Due to the development of new technologies, traditional medieval tactics have been substituted with a totally different approach to effectively utilise the new formations and weapons.

    Read more...