Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 24 APR 2014 19:04 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif Hannibal: Terror of Rome goes into Beta News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_HToR_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Hannibal: Terror of Rome, the upcoming game in the Alea Jacta Est series, has entered into the beta phase and we need you to help us test it. If you have the time and skills available, then sign up! Break our game and tell us how you did it,&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;so we can squash those bugs before release. &nbsp;</span></p> <p> Hannibal: Terror of Rome&nbsp;covers the epic wars waged from 230 to 201 BC by the two superpowers of the Ancient World: Carthage and Rome.&nbsp; You will be able to relive the Second Punic War and the face-off between Hannibal with his elephants and the Roman general Scipio Africanus. As the player, you can take part in the first conquests of the Roman Republic (295 to 238 BC) and challenge the best strategists of the period such as Pyrrhus of Epirus or Hamilcar Barca. You can also join the other side and develop cunning plans to defeat the fearsome Roman legions!</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1roAQpv">here</a> to sign up for the beta</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1410/Hannibal:.Terror.of.Rome.goes.into.Beta Fri, 24 Apr 2014 GMT Battle Academy Mega Pack releases on Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA_MP_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Following the successful Steam launch of Battle Academy last week, all six Battle Academy expansions have now been made available. Owners of Battle Academy on Steam will now be able to complete their Battle Academy collection, added a ton of new units and scenarios. We are also happy to share that we created a Battle Academy Mega Pack, containing all Battlefield Academy expansions for a bundle price!</p> <p> The Battle Academy Mega Pack is a collection of all previous Battle Academy Expansions. The mega pack includes Blitzkrieg France, Operation Sealion, Market Garden, Operation Husky, Rommel in Normandy and Fortress Metz. Together these expansions bring over 100 new units, 6 new full campaigns and over 75 scenarios for either single or multiplayer use. Buying this pack together with the Battle Academy base game is the best way to get your hands on the complete Battle Academy series! &nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1tCDQmf">here</a> to get the Battle Academy expansions.</p> <p> Already own some of the Battle Academy expansions? Redeem your free Steam key <a href="http://bit.ly/1j0HgYQ">here</a>, or click <a href="http://bit.ly/1i13jhs">here</a> for instructions on how this works.</p> <p> Keep up with our news and chat with other Steam users via our&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1frmv60">Steam Community Group</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1409/Battle.Academy.Mega.Pack.releases.on.Steam Thu, 23 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Da Vinci's Art of War Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/DaWicon100.gif" align="left" ><p> Celebrating the 562<sup>nd</sup> birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci this month, we put Da Vinci&rsquo;s Art of War, our latest iPad strategy game, on sale in this Deal of the Week! For the duration of the week this stylish game of 16<sup>th</sup> century conquest can be bought at the humble price of $ 0,99. This is a great deal for everyone who wants to experience iPad strategy gaming at its best!</p> <p> Da Vinci&rsquo;s Art of War is a popular region-based board game where the ultimate goal is to dominate 16th century Europe with the use of Da Vinci&rsquo;s inventions of war. In Da Vinci&rsquo;s Art of War you are faced with tough economic and military decisions as you earn Victory Points and attempt to outbid opponents at the auction and get your hands on Leonardo Da Vinci&rsquo;s most powerful war machines. Careful placement of your troops, construction of fortifications, and invasion of bordering regions are all a part of this game of conquest. Each new turn brings a chance to acquire Da Vinci&rsquo;s precious projects and get the upper hand over your opponents.</p> <p> Grab your chance to pick up Da Vinci&rsquo;s Art of War <a href="http://bit.ly/1hSE0As">here</a> for just $ 0,99.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1408/Deal.of.the.Week.Da.Vinci's.Art.of.War Thu, 23 Apr 2014 GMT Civil War II Patch 1.4 public Beta News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> We are happy to tell you that you can now help us test the latest public beta patch for Civil War II. Just be sure to understand that this patch, although seemingly quite stable, is still in the work. As &#39;RC4&#39; indicates, it is the fourth iteration of the next patch-to-be, with 3 release candidates already tested and played by our fellows beta-testers.</p> <p> Nothing horrible should happen if you try it, but again, this is not an officially released, quality-insurance tested, patch. Your feedback is more than welcome though. As for the definitive release date of the next official patch, we don&#39;t know. Probably not before summer, with all the bees busy on several game projects.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1i5ga5m">here</a> to get the patch and see the full changelog.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1407/Civil.War.II.Patch.1.4.public.Beta Wed, 22 Apr 2014 GMT Happy Easter! News; <p> Here over at the Slitherine Group we wish you all very happy Easter! In order to celebrate this Easter, we are giving you a coupon that gives you a $ 10 discount on any purchase from our store. This includes our very latest releases, such as Lock &lsquo;n Load, Qvadriga, Drums of War, and Piercing Fortress Europa. You can get the discount by entering the following coupon:</p> <p> MX-HAPPYEASTER!</p> <p> The coupon is valid until the 21sth of April. So pick any <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/">game</a> you like and enjoy!&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1406/Happy.Easter! Sat, 18 Apr 2014 GMT Battle Academy is now available on Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BA-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Slitherine&rsquo;s Academy opens a new campus!</p> <p> The approachable yet detailed tactical game Battle Academy has now landed on Steam! This is an action-packed tactical strategy game where you have to take command of a select group of units and lead them through battles on the many different fronts of World War II. As a commander, you will have to employ real world combined-arms tactics in order to secure victory.&nbsp;</p> <p> We are also pleased to announce that we are giving a free Steam key to anyone who has a copy of the game, wherever they bought it from. All they need to do is register their serial number and they will be able to redeem their code!</p> <p> In addition to this release, on April 23rd the Battle Academy family on Steam will be expanded with the battle Academy Mega Pack, which includes 6 expansions containing over 100 new units, 75 new scenarios and 6 full campaigns.</p> <p> Get &nbsp;Battle Academy the official Steam <a href="http://bit.ly/P8HeFi">Product Page</a>.</p> <p> Already own Battle Academy? Redeem your free Steam key <a href="http://bit.ly/1j0HgYQ">here</a>, or click <a href="http://bit.ly/1i13jhs">here</a> for instructions on how this works.</p> <p> Keep up with our news and chat with other Steam users via our&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1frmv60">Steam Community Group</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1405/Battle.Academy.is.now.available.on.Steam Thu, 16 Apr 2014 GMT Players compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War II News; <p> In April 2007, Ageod released Ageod&rsquo;s American Civil War, a grand strategy title that allowed players to recreate the war with more historical flavor than ever before. In September last year we released the sequel, Civil War II. Now that Civil War II has also had some time to mature, we asked you how you feel about the sequel compared to the original. This is (just a tiny selection of) what you had to say:</p> <p> Gray Fox: &ldquo;<em>CW2 is an attractive update to the original. Several years of player wisdom have made a positive difference as a great game matured into an even more interesting game</em>.&rdquo;</p> <p> Keeler: &ldquo;<em>Overall, I think CW2 is a better game at this stage in its development. I can&#39;t speak to multiplayer, but the single player experience offers a deeper, more challenging experience.</em>&nbsp;&rdquo;</p> <p> ArmChairGeneral: &ldquo;<em>Love the reboot. I went back and played AACW recently just to compare, and aside from a couple of UI problems already mentioned by other posters I found that I very much preferred the new version.</em>&rdquo;</p> <p> We would like to thank everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas here.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/Q5YnA7">here</a> to read the rest of the thread and to give you own opinion.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1404/Players.compare.Ageods.Civil.War.to.Civil.War.II Tue, 14 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East, the monster game by 2by3 Games and winner of many awards including esteemed C.S.R. Awards, is now our deal of the week! For the first time and for one week only, this giant strategy game goes 50 % off and can be bought for just $ 39,99!</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Together with this Deal of the Week, we also launch the long-awaited 1.07.15 update. This major update includes a number of important bug fixes and rule changes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <strong style="font-size: 12px;">Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s War in the East: The German-Soviet War 1941-1945</strong><span style="font-size: 12px;"> is the spiritual heir to the great Eastern Front board and computer wargames of the past; a turn-based World War II strategy game down to the division and brigade level, stretching across the entire Eastern Front at a 10 mile per hex scale.&nbsp; Gamers can engage in massive, dramatic campaigns, including intense battles involving thousands of units with realistic and historical terrain, weather, orders of battle, logistics and combat results.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Get War in the East now from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1m1U5XZ">product page</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/P0hb2H">here</a> to download the 1.07.15 patch</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1jEhOu2">here</a> for the full changelog</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1403/Deal.of.the.week.-.An.updated.War.in.the.East.goes.half.Price! Tue, 14 Apr 2014 GMT Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MATRIX-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Last week we announced that Qvadriga, the game about ancient Roman chariot racing, is coming to iPad and Android tablet devices. Now we ask your help to test Qvadriga on mobile platforms before release.</p> <p> Qvadriga&nbsp;is a tactical game of chariot racing in ancient Roman circuses, where you take control of a four horse chariot team. Choose&nbsp; your preferred upgrade combinations and prove your skills at the arena. Select the most cunning actions which your team could perform against&nbsp; the best drivers of the old world: shake reins, whip horses, choose lanes, hold tight while negotiating curves, avoid incoming attacks, block enemies path, lacerate and whip them until achieving victory.</p> <p> By signing up for the Qvadriga beta you will have a chance to try out the game and give us your feedback, so we can polish the game before release. Please note that applying does not guarantee you a spot, it simply puts you in the line. The sooner you apply, the more chances you get to join the program.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a> to sign up for the beta for either iPad or Android.</p> <p> Learn more about Qvadriga from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1enOiKg">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1402/Sign.up.for.the.Qvadriga.beta.for.iPad.and.Android! Fri, 10 Apr 2014 GMT Come and say hi at Pax and Salute News; <p> This week the Slitherine Group will be represented at both PAX East and Salute and we would like to invite you to come and say hi! Starting tomorrow, you can find us at PAX EAST, standing at booth #150. For the guys who are closer to London, we will be at Salute, booth #TF09 from the twelfth of April until the fourteenth. &nbsp;</p> <p> PAX and Salute are both great events with a lot to do and to see and of course, a lot of different games. That is why we are looking forward to be present at both events and we hope that we will meet you there!</p> <p> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1oJ5V5Y">here</a>&nbsp;for more information about PAX East</p> <p> Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1fRZD4O">here</a>&nbsp;for more information about Salute</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1401/Come.and.say.hi.at.Pax.and.Salute Fri, 10 Apr 2014 GMT Legends of War goes on sale! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/LoW-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> HISTORYLegends of War, the visually impressive tactical turn based strategy game based around the campaigns of General Patton, is now discounted on Playstation Network (Playstation Vita) and on our own store.&nbsp;</p> <p> One of the most exciting and realistic war games ever created, HISTORY Legends of War puts you in the line of fire and demands you prove your worth as an American soldier. Turn-based strategy games are taking over the world of video gaming, and this one shows us why. With an arsenal of powerful weaponry, detailed maps, and in-depth, strategic moves, Legends of War holds top rank in war games!</p> <p> For PC, HISTORY Legends of war goes from $ 19,99 to $ 9,99. On the European Playstation store, the game goes from &euro; 34,99 (&pound; 28,49) to &euro; 12,99 (&pound; 9,99)! The sale will last until the 30<sup>th</sup> of April.</p> <p> Buy &nbsp;HISTORY Legends of War from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1iw442m">product page</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1g6ORGH">here</a> for the (European) Legends of War Playstation Vita store page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1400/Legends.of.War.goes.on.sale! Thu, 9 Apr 2014 GMT Piercing Fortress Europa Gets Updated News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PFE-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Piercing Fortress Europa, the latest release of Frank Hunter, has just been updated to version 1.01. This update includes a number of bug fixes, as well as some of the features the fans requested. Piercing Fortress Europa was already well received at release and now with the new update, this original strategy title has gotten even better!&nbsp;</p> <p> Changelog:</p> <ul> <li> Fixed the couple of bugs that have been reported.&nbsp;</li> <li> Encrypted passwords for PBEM play&nbsp;</li> <li> Added a new screen resolution, 2560 x 1600&nbsp;</li> <li> Increased the counter offset so it&rsquo;s easier to tell there&#39;s multiple units in a hex&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixed a bug that caused the yellow hex outline to sometimes not show up&nbsp;</li> <li> Added some sounds and some checkboxes in the Settings form to turn some or all of them off and on.&nbsp;</li> <li> The red ID indicator when a unit is about to be withdrawn now happens 3 turns before withdrawal&nbsp;</li> <li> Switched the Settings and Supply buttons&nbsp;</li> <li> Fixes a bug in the withdrawal module that often caused retreating units not to gain the benefit of retreating through friendly units (friendly units block enemy ZoCs).&nbsp;</li> <li> Improved Allied AI in regards to putting workers in ports.&nbsp;</li> <li> Many manual changes and additions.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Note that a save game from an earlier version of the game will not be compatible with this update.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1n2xZSK">here</a> to download the patch.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1lpSfk6">here</a> to learn more about Piercing Fortress Europa.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1399/Piercing.Fortress.Europa.Gets.Updated Thu, 9 Apr 2014 GMT Battle Academy Mega Pack is now available News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_BA_MP_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The Battle Academy expansions get combined into a discounted bundle package! The Battle Academy Mega Pack, as this collection is called, contains Blitzkrieg France, Market Garden, Operation Sealion, Operation Husky, Rommel in Normandy and Fortress Metz, making this bundle the ultimate Battle Academy add-on.</p> <p> Together, these expansions bring over a 100 new units to Battle Academy and more than 75(!) scenarios and 6 full campaigns, stretching from the beaches of England, to the Italian Mountains and German, French and Dutch cities. Never was there so much Battle Academy content to be found in a single package!</p> <p> The Battle Academy Mega Pack is now available for Windows at a discounted bundle price of just $ 29,99.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Learn more about the Battle Academy Mega Pack from its official </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1qkKau8" style="font-size: 12px;">product page</a><span style="font-size: 12px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1398/Battle.Academy.Mega.Pack.is.now.available Wed, 8 Apr 2014 GMT Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CC-GtC-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> The Close Combat series have always been the favorite of many wargamers looking for a tactical simulation. Our upcoming game Close Combat: Gateway to Caen will be no different and will give the player a new set of challenges, featuring the British and German armies during the bloody struggle for Caen.&nbsp;</p> <p> We know that a lot of you are eagerly waiting for the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen release and wanted to see some actual gameplay footage. So without further ado, we present you the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RWFe0FexcFs" width="420"></iframe></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> If you want to experience more of the game before release and if you want to help us finish the game, do not hesitate to <a href="http://bit.ly/ORm3HZ">sign up for the Close Combat beta</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oZJlbe">here</a> to learn more about Close Combat: Gateway to Caen.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1397/Close.Combat:.Gateway.to.Caen.Teaser.Trailer Wed, 8 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Alea Jacta Est News; <p> To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming AJE game, Hannibal, Terror of Rome, we will launch discount the first game of the series, Alea Jacta Est. This means that, starting today, Alea Jacta Est can be bought for just $ 9,99!</p> <p> Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;is the first historical strategy game on the PC to cover the main Roman civil wars, created by a dedicated team of experts to bring the epic battles that pitted Romans against Romans in conflicts such as those between Rome, Sertorius, and Mithridates.</p> <p> With an incredible level of rich historical detail and historical accuracy, it is one of the few strategy games where the player must face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Romans during the time. Not only must you build and train armies, maneuver them and engage the enemy, but you must also maintain an economic and diplomatic balance with your neighbors.</p> <p> The Alea Jacta Est discount will last until next week. This is a great chance to try out a game in one of the most detailed strategy series ever created.</p> <p> &nbsp;Click here to buy Alea Jacta Est from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1gCu8X7">Product Page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1396/Deal.of.the.Week.Alea.Jacta.Est Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Alea Jacta Est Promotion; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AIE-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> To celebrate the announcement of the upcoming AJE game, Hannibal, Terror of Rome, we will launch discount the first game of the series, Alea Jacta Est. This means that, starting today, Alea Jacta Est can be bought for just $ 9,99!</p> <p> Alea Jacta Est&nbsp;is the first historical strategy game on the PC to cover the main Roman civil wars, created by a dedicated team of experts to bring the epic battles that pitted Romans against Romans in conflicts such as those between Rome, Sertorius, and Mithridates.</p> <p> With an incredible level of rich historical detail and historical accuracy, it is one of the few strategy games where the player must face the real dilemmas and challenges of the Romans during the time. Not only must you build and train armies, maneuver them and engage the enemy, but you must also maintain an economic and diplomatic balance with your neighbors.</p> <p> The Alea Jacta Est discount will last until next week. This is a great chance to try out a game in one of the most detailed strategy series ever created.</p> <p> &nbsp;Click here to buy Alea Jacta Est from the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1gCtMQd">Product Page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1395/Deal.of.the.Week.Alea.Jacta.Est Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced News; <p> In this new <em>Alea Jacta Est </em>game &ndash; <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em> &ndash; Ageod brings back to life the epic clash between two superpowers of the Ancient World: Rome and Carthage. You will be able to join the armies of the best strategists of the Carthaginian empire like Hamilcar Barca or Hannibal and his elephants in order to break the Roman hegemony on the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you will be able to protect Rome and his frontiers and set up plans to repulse the fearsome Punic threat.</p> <p> <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome&nbsp;</em>is a true simulation that puts you in the place of the main commanders of the Ancient World. You&rsquo;re in charge of building, managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical accuracy.</p> <p> The game features five historical scenarios:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The First Illyrian War</strong>(230-228 BC) sees Rome opposing the aggressive Illyrian pirates and the Greek cities of the South in the Adriatic Sea. To contain the pirate&rsquo;s activity, military forces were sent by the Achaean League and even Rome. For the first time the Roman consuls focus on the East.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Cisalpine War</strong>(225-222 BC) confronts Rome with a ferocious Celtic tribe. It&rsquo;s time for revenge as these Gallic warriors sacked Rome in 390 BC.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Second Punic War</strong>(219-201 BC) is a major campaign that starts even before the clash between Rome and Carthage; with Roman legions fighting in the Second Illyrian War, and Carthage finishing its conquest of Hispania&hellip;</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Cannae</strong>(216-201 BC) begins with panic in the Roman army after its catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Cannae. The scenario starts with the withdrawal of Syracuse, Capua and Taranto from the war in Italy. The situation is critical!</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Scipio Africanus </strong>(211-201 BC) narrates the Spanish campaigns of the best Roman general of the war, and his final fight against Hannibal in Africa.</li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Note this is a stand-alone game that does not require the </span><em style="font-size: 12px;">Alea Jacta Est</em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> base game to play.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Get more information on </span><a href="http://bit.ly/PECnMu"><em style="font-size: 12px;">Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em></a><em style="font-size: 12px;"></em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> from its official product page.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1394/Hannibal:.Terror.of.Rome.Announced Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_HToR_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> In this new <em>Alea Jacta Est </em>game &ndash; <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em> &ndash; Ageod&nbsp;brings back to life the epic clash between two superpowers of the Ancient World: Rome and Carthage. You will be able to join the armies of the best strategists of the Carthaginian empire like Hamilcar Barca or Hannibal and his elephants in order to break the Roman hegemony on the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you will be able to protect Rome and his frontiers and set up plans to repulse the fearsome Punic threat.</p> <p> <em>Hannibal: Terror of Rome&nbsp;</em>is a true simulation that puts you in the place of the main commanders of the Ancient World. You&rsquo;re in charge of building, managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical accuracy.</p> <p> The game features five historical scenarios:</p> <ul> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The First Illyrian War</strong>(230-228 BC) sees Rome opposing the aggressive Illyrian pirates and the Greek cities of the South in the Adriatic Sea. To contain the pirate&rsquo;s activity, military forces were sent by the Achaean League and even Rome. For the first time the Roman consuls focus on the East.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Cisalpine War</strong>(225-222 BC) confronts Rome with a ferocious Celtic tribe. It&rsquo;s time for revenge as these Gallic warriors sacked Rome in 390 BC.</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>The Second Punic War</strong>(219-201 BC) is a major campaign that starts even before the clash between Rome and Carthage; with Roman legions fighting in the Second Illyrian War, and Carthage finishing its conquest of Hispania&hellip;</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Cannae</strong>(216-201 BC) begins with panic in the Roman army after its catastrophic defeat at the Battle of Cannae. The scenario starts with the withdrawal of Syracuse, Capua and Taranto from the war in Italy. The situation is critical!</li> <li style="margin-left: 36pt;"> <strong>Scipio Africanus </strong>(211-201 BC) narrates the Spanish campaigns of the best Roman general of the war, and his final fight against Hannibal in Africa.</li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Note this is a stand-alone game that does not require the </span><em style="font-size: 12px;">Alea Jacta Est</em><span style="font-size: 12px;"> base game to play.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Get more information on </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1ijqORG"><em style="font-size: 12px;">Hannibal: Terror of Rome</em></a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> from its official product page.</span></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1393/Hannibal:.Terror.of.Rome.Announced Tue, 7 Apr 2014 GMT Home of Wargamers the Cuirasses Room News; <p> Home of Wargamers is drawing closer and so far we have already revealed most of the content to be presented in three of a total of four presentation rooms, as well as most of the other activities surrounding the game presentations. Today, we are happy to tell you what can be seen in the Corazze Room, or Cuirasses Room, which will be dedicated to mobile and iPad games.</p> <p> In the Cuirass Room we will be presenting iPad games mainly focused on (military) strategy. The first game that will be presented there is the stylish <strong>Frontline: Road to Moscow</strong>, a light and engaging strategy game where the player takes command of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front during World War II. People will be happy to know that this game will also be available for iPhone as well as iPad.</p> <p> The highly anticipated <strong>Order of Battle: Pacific</strong> is also to be presented at Home of Wargamers. This beautiful looking game is played in a similar way to the successful Panzer Corps series, and is sure to be one of the greatest releases for iPad (and PC).</p> <p> The third game to be presented in the Cuirass Room has yet to be announced, but we can tell you that it will be a strategy game with a very cleverly designed combat system and&nbsp; is focused on the Western Front in 1944. More details will follow soon!</p> <p> Aside from the games mentioned above, there will be playable versions of <strong>Qvadriga</strong>, <strong>Commander: The Great War</strong> and the strategy classic <strong>Gary Grigsby&rsquo;s World at War: A World Divided</strong>. These are all games that are already available on PC, but will very soon make the jump to the tablet.</p> <p> This concludes the updates on the four different presentation rooms. We have shared with you as much as we currently can, including many awesome games. Of course we are still very much in the process of organizing the event and more details will become available in the coming weeks. We are all very much looking forward to Home of Wargamers and we are confident that we can live up to the expectations set by our previous events.</p> <p> The Home of Wargamers will be held in Castello de Pavone in the shade of the Italian Alps from 14 &ndash; 16 May, and you too can be there! Click&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1jUEpSM">here</a>&nbsp;for more information.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1392/Home.of.Wargamers..the.Cuirasses.Room Sat, 4 Apr 2014 GMT Qvadriga comes to iPad and Android tablets News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_Q_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Trumpets resonate once again in the circus. If Qvadriga has already captured the hearts of the crowd and of the PC journalists &ndash; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a little bit in love with Qvadriga&rdquo; (Rock Paper Shotgun), &ldquo;a game worth playing for its well-developed mechanics&rdquo; (Softpedia) &ndash; it will now try to seduce a brand new audience. Indeed, our champion is not used to resting on his laurels and feels ready to take up another spicy challenge!</p> <p> Slitherine and Turnopia are delighted to announce that Qvadriga will be ported onto iPad and Android tablets. All of the elements that made the base game successful will be implemented for a unique chariot racing experience in the mobile world. Huge campaign, historic factions, 43 historically modeled circuses, upgrade and customization systems will perfectly combine with the touch controls for an intense sporting moment!</p> <p> Developers are working hard to ensure a top notch portage and will soon request the help of the community to fine tune this conversion which promises to be epic!</p> <p> Get more information on Qvadriga from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1pwRzJc">product page</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Mobile/5_iOS.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Mobile/Android_02.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 375px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1391/Qvadriga.comes.to.iPad.and.Android.tablets Fri, 3 Apr 2014 GMT