Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2015, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 1 APR 2015 19:24 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif The Eagle needs you! Help us finding a good name for our upcoming game! News; <p> <em>&ldquo;Imagination rules the world&rdquo;</em> &nbsp;(Napoleon Bonaparte)</p> <div> We are very proud to announce the <strong>development of a new strategy game set during the Napoleonic Wars!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> We are working hard these days on a brand new game and <strong>we need your help</strong>. It&rsquo;s not about research or historical matters this time though, or for beta testing. <strong>We need to find a cool name for the game!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <strong>The game is an advanced phase already</strong> and we are asking gamers to help us to accelerate it! How? Being creative in <strong>helping us find a good title!</strong> If one of the suggested titles is selected, <strong>we will award to inventor with a free copy of the game itself</strong>.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So what are you waiting for, put on your thinking hat and give us ideas!</div> <p> Don&rsquo;t miss the opportunity to write our history!&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1644/The.Eagle.needs.you!.Help.us.finding.a.good.name.for.our.upcoming.game! Thu, 1 Apr 2015 GMT Slitherine starts designing its military hardware News; <p> The <strong>wargaming veterans</strong> over at the Slitherine Group announced today that there business will be expanded in a completely new direction. Having tons of experience with <strong>simulating wars in the digital realm</strong>, the men and women of the group have gained lots of knowledge and know-how on advanced weapon systems and military hardware. As such, Slitherine Group Chairman <em>JD McNeil</em> announced that <strong>a new company branch will be opened</strong>, focussing on the research, development and production of new, real world, <strong>weapon systems</strong>.</p> <p> JD explains: &ldquo;Having developed digital combat simulations set in all different times, we have gained a lot of insight on the weapon systems used, the comparisons between them and the development cycles of the different types of military hardware. It was when we worked together on several modern warfare titles that we looked at these weapons and thought: We can do better!&rdquo;</p> <p> Rumours were already in the air regarding this new step for the Slitherine Group, with several journalists spotting key company members in the international arms fair in Saudi-Arabia earlier this year.</p> <p> &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t get me wrong. &rdquo; Said JD McNeil: &ldquo;We will continue to develop serious wargames, as that is where our passion lies and our core audience can be found. But developing and selling actual military hardware will allow us to generate a bigger income which we can then invest into making better and more accurate games.&rdquo;</p> <p> Marketing director <em>Marco Minoli</em> jumps in: &rdquo;It would be very cool to see in a couple of years that we can create games based conflicts where our own weapons where used! &rdquo;</p> <p> An exact timeline on when we could expect to see the Slitherine branded weapon systems could not be given. But we should expect to see more in the next two to five years.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Logos/Logo.jpg" style="text-align: center; width: 230px; height: 230px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1643/Slitherine.starts.designing.its.military.hardware Thu, 1 Apr 2015 GMT Brother Against Brother: Battle of Wilsons Creek revealed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We are delighted to reveal another highly detailed map for the upcoming American Civil War wargame <strong>Brother Against Brother: the Drawing of the Sword!</strong></p> <p> The <strong>Battle of Wilson&rsquo;s Creek</strong> represents one of the first battles fought in the Mississippi Theatre and it was seen as a great springboard for the further Confederate operations in the region.</p> <p> As we did for the previous Battle of Manassas, we are giving alongside the map also a <strong>20 page PDF booklet</strong> with the precise description of the forces on the battlefield with the proper order of battle!</p> <p> Download the full package <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/Wilson Creek Map and Book.zip">here</a> or click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_WsC_BattleMap.jpg" target="_blank">here</a> to browse the map online!</p> <p> Map and Booklet are added in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/downloads/">download section</a> of the product page!</p> <p> Stay tuned for further reveals!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1642/Brother.Against.Brother:.Battle.of.Wilsons.Creek.revealed! Wed, 31 Mar 2015 GMT Sovereignty enters Early Access and gets a Stream! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SCOK_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Today we are excited to announce that Sovereignty will enter <strong>Steam Early Access</strong> on <strong>April the 9th!</strong></p> <p> Slitherine, <strong>Gothic Labs</strong> and <strong>The Lordz Games Studio</strong> really see <em>Early Access</em> as a unique opportunity to gather relevant feedback on all parts of the game and enhance it accordingly. This epic fantasy strategy game is a rather ambitious project and we thought that the community would be the best source of inspiration to take the game where it deserves to be.</p> <p> <strong>Sovereignty</strong> has been <strong>in development for</strong> <strong>3 years now</strong>, so the content provided is already very rich and players can have a <strong>complete play through</strong> with all of the realms and campaigns available!</p> <p> We are going to sell the game on our site as well:</p> <ul> <li> If you buy from our site you are buying a steam key for early access on steam</li> </ul> <ul> <li> When the game will be released we will supply you a standard DRM free installer</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Your steam key will be the license key for the installer when it is released.</li> </ul> <p> To better show all the features of the game we will stream it tomorrow <strong>1<sup>st</sup> April</strong> (<em>no joke!)</em> on our official <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup">Twitch Channel</a> at <strong>20 CEST/2pm EDT!</strong></p> <p> Enter Early Access <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/312430/">here</a>!&nbsp;</p> <p> Do you want to know more? Check the product page <a href="http://bit.ly/1qGMOxL">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1641/Sovereignty.enters.Early.Access.and.gets.a.Stream!. Wed, 31 Mar 2015 GMT Deal of the Week! Be the Hero with Drums of War! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/DoW-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Do you hear the noise? Deal of the Week is back wilder than ever! <strong>Drums of War</strong> is savagely discounted!</p> <p> During this week you&rsquo;ll be able to lead your army against the onslaught at only <strong>$ 9.99!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Drums of War</strong>&nbsp;is a turn-based tactical strategy game boasting well developed combat system and interactive environment, providing wide opportunities for tactics.</p> <p> You play the role of a hero-leader. As the campaigns unfold the size of your armies can increase by up to 16 varied units. By participating in battles, all of the units become <strong>more experienced</strong> while naturally getting <strong>stronger</strong>. Players have the ability to <strong>hire new recruits</strong>, <strong>buy potions and distribute artefacts obtained in battles between fights</strong>!</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1dpoW8x">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1640/Deal.of.the.Week!.Be.the.Hero.with.Drums.of.War! Tue, 30 Mar 2015 GMT Civil War 2 is going to be updated to Version 1.05! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> A new patch for Civil War 2 is incoming with a full roster of enhancements!</p> <p> The patch is still in QA phase but the changelog is huge and features loads of improvements!&nbsp;</p> <p> More importantly, turns will be 50% faster, but also:</p> <ul> <li> Neutral Indians are passive (should stop them from besieging or interfering with USA/CSA units)</li> <li> Leaders of different nations, for the same side, don&#39;t compete anymore in the same chain of command</li> </ul> <p> But the list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog <a href="http://bit.ly/1EG6cOT">here</a></p> <p> Stay tuned for the upcoming patch!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1639/Civil.War.2.is.going.to.be.updated.to.Version.1.05! Thu, 25 Mar 2015 GMT Brother Against Brother: Battle of First Manassas Map revealed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats&rdquo;</em>- Stonewall Jackson</p> <p> Good news for you, American Civil War fans!</p> <p> As the release date of <strong>Brother Against Brother: the Drawing of the Sword</strong> approaches, we have a lot to share with you. One of the key features of the game is the incredible attention to detail and realism that was put to recreate the historical battle maps. So from now until release, we will give you the opportunity to let you browse them, discover them, own them and more!</p> <p> We will start with the 1<sup>st</sup> Manassas battle map. This huge image has been slightly reduced to allow you to check it out online, but you can also download the fully blown thing alongside a 20 page PDF booklet with the battle history and the full in-game order of battle. Download it <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/First Manassas Map and Book.zip">here </a>if you want to be blown away!</p> <p> The <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_BattleMap.jpg">map </a>is so rich in detail, you will be able to find all elements from single regiments to railroads, woods, villas. Nothing was left out of it. It took years of primary research for Western Civilization Software to come up with one of the most detailed and historical battle maps every created for any game.</p> <p> To make thing easy, you will find all this also in the <strong>download section</strong> of the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/downloads/"><strong>product page.</strong></a></p> <p> <strong>Stay tuned!&nbsp;</strong>Because we have planned to release a <strong>new map every week</strong> until the release of the game.</p> <p> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/505/details/Brother.Against.Brother">product page</a></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/BaB_BattleMap.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/art/BrotherAgainstBrother/SquareBanner.jpg" style="width: 322px; height: 322px;" /></a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1638/Brother.Against.Brother:.Battle.of.First.Manassas.Map.revealed! Thu, 25 Mar 2015 GMT Ageod where two Philippes make grand strategy history Contest; <p> Fifteen years ago an incredible enterprise started. Two French guys with a goal in their mind: to create a new military engine that could encompass several periods of history.</p> <p> After several titles of success like Birth of America, Alea Jacta Est and the recent To End All Wars, it&#39;s time to give a closer look to their creators.</p> <p> The Wargamer.com has interviewed the minds behinds Ageod to tell us how is hard and beautiful handling over 2000 years of war.</p> <p> You can read the full interview <a href="http://wargamer.com/Article/10075">here</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1637/Ageod.where.two.Philippes.make.grand.strategy.history. Wed, 24 Mar 2015 GMT War in the West Update to V. 1.00.21 and Operation Torch Beta announced! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WitWOT_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!&rdquo;</em>(1944 - Erwin Rommel)</p> <p> The definitive wargame of the <strong>Western Front</strong> is updated to version 1.00.21! <strong>New contents and features</strong> are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it&rsquo;s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.</p> <p> The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog <a href="http://bit.ly/1Baj4M8">here</a>.</p> <p> The patch can be downloaded <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarInTheWest/WarInTheWest-UpdateComp-v1021.zip">here</a></p> <p> But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to <strong>announce</strong> that an <strong>expansion</strong> of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a <strong>second front in Europe</strong> prior to Overlord <strong>is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/beta/">here</a></strong></p> <p> <strong>Operation Torch</strong> includes 10 diverse scenarios for an extensive coverage of the African and Western European theaters between late 1942 and 1945 including both historical and what-if operations.</p> <p> A lot of astounding news! What are you waiting for?</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1BINnsl">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1636/War.in.the.West.Update.to.V..1.00.21.and.Operation.Torch.Beta.announced! Tue, 23 Mar 2015 GMT Order of Battle: Pacific gets an After Action Report! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/OOBP_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Good news soldiers!</strong></p> <p> As the <strong>release date is approaching</strong>, we think it&rsquo;s high time to s<strong>hare more visuals and information about Order of Battle: Pacific</strong>. There&rsquo;s no better way than a comprehensive<strong> AAR </strong>to delve into details and see what the game can really offer. That is why Lukas (game designer) and Dave (AI programmer) work hand in hand during 20 turns in the sultry Philippines against a very capable Japanese AI!</p> <p> We are in December 1941 and the Japanese army is starting its invasion of the Philippines.&nbsp; Only few US units are available in this sector and have no chance of repelling the enemy. However, they can surely delay them. And the longer they resist, the better the US army will be able to strike back! But will Dave and Lukas cooperate effectively during 20 stressful turns?</p> <div> As you will notice immediately the AAR is extremely detailed so we have had to <strong>split it into three parts</strong> that we will publish on a <strong>biweekly basis.</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> So what are you waiting for?&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Follow the exploits of Lukas and Dave in the <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3824772">first part of the Tidal Waves and the Rising Sun AAR!</a></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1634/Order.of.Battle:.Pacific.gets.an.After.Action.Report! Sat, 20 Mar 2015 GMT War is Re-launched! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WA4KVW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>&quot;This should please the 40K fans and tactical gamers alike.&quot;</em><strong>- The Wargamer</strong></div> <div> <em>&quot;This game will be very attractive for lovers of Games Workshop&#39;s products&quot;</em> <strong>- Meristation</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Today we are very happy to announce the release of Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath, second DLC of the acclaimed title Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon!</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Take control of the <strong>Salamanders</strong> while they fight in <strong>10 all new missions</strong> organized into <strong>three Acts </strong>that follow the exploits and heroic deeds of this chapter of Space Marine during the 2nd War for Armageddon.&nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.3333330154419px; text-align: justify;">Burn the Orks from the face of Armageddon while saving its people from a fate worse than death as you engage the savage and bloodthirsty Ork Waaagh!</span></div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1B40xQs">here</a>!</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/570/20150313080803.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <em><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/570/20150313080830.jpg?height=1200&amp;width=1600" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></span></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1633/War.is.Re-launched!. Fri, 19 Mar 2015 GMT Brother against Brother gets a release date! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/BAB_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><div> <em>&quot;The time for war has not yet come, but it will come, and that soon; and when it does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard.&quot; </em>(Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General)</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Following up on the success of their last foray into the American Civil War, the development team behind the award-winning &ldquo;Forge of Freedom&rdquo; have returned to the period at the tactical level. <strong>Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword</strong>, the latest new wargame from <em>Western Civilization Software</em>,<strong> is finally ready to march.</strong> Indeed, this epic military strategy game covering the first year of the American Civil War will be available on<strong> April 16th!</strong></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> It is 1861. &nbsp;Nearly a million armed Americans face each other along a line stretching 1200 miles from Virginia to Missouri. &nbsp;Tensions in the country reach a climax when Confederate forces fire upon a key Union fort in South Carolina in April. This is the starting point of a bloody four year conflict between the North and the South that would leave an indelible mark on American history.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In<strong> Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword</strong>, the focus is on the <strong>opening battles of the American Civil War.</strong> Players will be able to command both sides and relive the major encounters of 1861 and early 1862. Thanks to <strong>extensive historical and topographical research</strong>, including in-person examinations of each battlefield and consultations of materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the <strong>maps and orders of battle each have been recreated at an unprecedented scale and level of detail.</strong></div> <div> <div> Connoisseurs of the period will immediately notice that the <strong>behavior of the commanders and their soldiers perfectly matches the tactics of this era!</strong> However, Brother against Brother is much more than a rigorous simulation, it also offers several what-if scenarios for a very refreshing approach to famous battles such as 1st Manassas or Wilson&rsquo;s Creek.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games, said,<em> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s always a pleasure to work with the team at Western Civilization Software, but I believe this release is truly special. &nbsp;For Civil War computer wargame fans, I believe that the incredible research and great gameplay included in Brother against Brother will make this game the definitive treatment of these battles for years to come.&rdquo;</em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> </div> <div> <em>Get more information about the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1AEkdLD">product page</a></em></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032314.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032314.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <em><a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032418.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/files/games/505/20150318032418.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;" /></a></em></div> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1632/Brother.against.Brother.gets.a.release.date! Thu, 18 Mar 2015 GMT Vulkan's Wrath announced and streamed! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WA4KVW_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> For all the fans of <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</em> we are very excited to announce that <strong>several expansions</strong> focused on the Space Marines Chapters involved in the Second War for Armageddon <strong>are coming in 2015</strong>!</p> <p> Starting this Thursday with the release of&nbsp;<strong><em>Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath</em>, a DLC that gives pride of place to the Salamanders</strong> - heroic warriors who fearlessly conduct suicidal missions to protect Humanity. Through a brand new campaign featuring 10 challenging scenarios, <strong>the players will have the chance to re-live the Vulkan&rsquo;s Disciples contribution to the bloody war against the Orks!</strong></p> <p> In order to introduce you to the main features of this <strong>DLC we&#39;ll&nbsp;stream the game</strong> <strong><u>Wednesday&nbsp;</u></strong><u><strong>at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST&nbsp; </strong></u>on our official <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">Twitch Channel</a></p> <p> <strong>And it&rsquo;s not over!&nbsp;</strong><strong>Blood Angels and Ultramarines will also soon descend from the skies</strong> above to aid the beleaguered defenders of Hiveworld Armageddon!</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon &ndash; Vulkan&rsquo;s Wrath </em>from its <a href="http://bit.ly/1BM6XqQ">official page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1631/Vulkan's.Wrath.announced.and.streamed! Wed, 17 Mar 2015 GMT War in the Pacific Admiral Edition gets a massive update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/WITPAE-3Dbox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> <strong>Battleships are back on the Pacific Ocean!</strong> We are very proud to announce that one of the<strong> biggest updates of all time</strong> is coming <strong>today</strong>. Indeed, even if<strong> War In The Pacific Admiral&rsquo;s Edition</strong> was already the most detailed wargame focused on the Pacific theater ever, this update is going to push the boundaries of awesomeness still further! Thanks to <strong>dozens of changes and enhancements</strong>, version <strong>1.01.24</strong> will live in the community&rsquo;s memory for a very long time. As it&rsquo;s impossible to list all of the gameplay and technical improvements here, I invite you to click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3822047">on this link</a> to get access to the huge changelog associated with this patch.</p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/WarInThePacifc-AdmiralsEdition/WarinthePacificAdmiralsEdition-UpdateComp-v1124.zip">here</a></p> <p> Grab the game<a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/products/351/details/WarinthePacific-Admiral%27sEdition"> here</a></p> <p> <em>War in the Pacific - Admiral&#39;s Edition</em>is the most realistic and engrossing WWII Pacific theatre game available.</p> <p> The immense scale is 40 miles per hex with losses covering individual vehicles, aircraft, guns and squads. Since half the planet Earth is covered by the titanic Pacific struggle, the game is massive in scope, covering thousands of ships tens of thousands of aircraft.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1630/War.in.the.Pacific.Admiral.Edition.gets.a.massive.update! Tue, 16 Mar 2015 GMT Houston, we have a Deal! Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is on sale! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Security belt - Checked!</p> <p> Spacesuit - Checked!</p> <p> <strong>Deal of the Week?</strong>- Of course checked! This time all fans will have the opportunity to take off to the moon, because this week <strong>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program </strong><strong>Manager</strong>is discounted to only <strong>$19.99!</strong></p> <p> <strong>Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager (SPM)</strong><em>Road to the Moon</em> is the ultimate game of space exploration. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies - <strong>your duty is be the first to the moon</strong>. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> Grab the game <a href="http://bit.ly/1GM9rGO">here</a></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on <a href="http://bit.ly/107CZPL">Steam</a></em><br /> &nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1629/Houston,.we.have.a.Deal!.Buzz.Aldrins.Space.Program.Manager.is.on.sale! Tue, 16 Mar 2015 GMT Hoorah! Commander: The Great War is Updated! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_CTGW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> I hope you gents wake up fresh and sufficiently rested, because today will be a long day.&nbsp; The enemy is awaiting us and he is heavily entrenched. But despite all the odds victory will be ours.</p> <p> Because today is the day of the BIG update! Yes soldiers, <strong>Commander: The Great War</strong> <strong>is updated to version 1.6.2</strong> and it&#39;s huge.</p> <p> The <strong>changes</strong> are many and focused on giving more historical accuracy during the game. Now if a Capital city is captured a substantial national morale penalty will be applied, battleships have now been renamed DREADNOUGHTS and Britain has a larger navy than before.</p> <p> Plus, two very useful functions have been added:&nbsp; <strong>&quot;UNDO&quot;</strong> for move and swap, and a <strong>&quot;Go to next unit&quot;</strong> button.</p> <p> <strong>But it&#39;s not over! </strong></p> <p> Be sure to check the full list of changes and bug fixes <a href="http://bit.ly/1GAbUEi">here</a>!</p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/CommanderTheGreatWar/CommanderTheGreatWar-Update-v162.zip">here</a></p> <p> If you want more information about the game please check on its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1sRAtt2">product page</a></p> <p> <em>Commander: The Great War is also available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1sPc8nj">Steam</a>!</em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1628/Hoorah!.Commander:.The.Great.War.is.Updated! Sat, 13 Mar 2015 GMT Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is available on iPad! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM_Small2.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what&#39;s beyond.&rdquo; (Buzz Aldrin &ndash; US astronaut, member of Apollo 11 mission) </em></p> <p> Since the PC release last October, engineers from developer <em>Polar Motion</em> have not been sitting on their hands. <strong>A MAC version, community contest, and several updates have transformed the fragile spaceship into a powerful rocket able to reach the stars.</strong> But exploration is the driving force of the team and they&rsquo;ve just set up a booster <strong>that will let them land on a brand new platform: the iPad!</strong></p> <p> All of the elements that seduced PC players have been implemented in this adaptation.</p> <p> <strong>3 types of campaigns</strong> including the <em>Race to the Moon</em> between the US and the USSR, <strong>a sandbox mode</strong>, <strong>historical and what-if space programs</strong>, and <strong>realistic management tools</strong> come together for a nerve-racking and inspiring experience as the head of a space agency.</p> <p> <strong>Today iPad owners can also participate in this thrilling yet dangerous adventure</strong>. <em>Polar Motion</em> have worked on the controls and the optimization to ensure this platform is perfectly adapted to this space odyssey.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager</em> <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/buzz-aldrins-space-program/id935248198?mt=8http://spm.slitherine.com/">from its iTunes page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1627/Buzz.Aldrins.Space.Program.Manager.is.available.on.iPad! Fri, 12 Mar 2015 GMT Burn the old version! The Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon Patch 1.05 is live! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_W40KA_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> We worshipped the Emperor, and he finally made his light shine upon us!&nbsp; A <strong>New Update</strong> is ready to be deployed to the battlefield of Armageddon!</p> <p> <strong>Version 1.05</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">&nbsp;fixes various gameplay issues, balance improvements, and reported bugs, including missing animations and crashes.</span></p> <p> <strong>Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon</strong>is a fantasy war game set in the <em>Second War of Armageddon</em>.&nbsp; You take the role of defending the planet as the <strong>Imperium of Man</strong> against the <strong>Ork</strong> invaders.&nbsp; Throughout the campaign you will also be joined by three chapters of <strong>Space Marines</strong>: <em>the Salamanders</em>, <em>Blood Angels</em> and <em>the Ultramarines.</em></p> <p> Check the full changelog <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3818605">here</a></p> <p> You can download the patch from <a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/Warhammer40000Armageddon/WH-Armageddon-UpdateComp-v105.zip">here</a></p> <p> Get more information on the game from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1B4MgTm">product page</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1626/Burn.the.old.version!.The.Warhammer.40,000.Armageddon.Patch.1.05.is.live! Thu, 11 Mar 2015 GMT Space Program Manager is updated to version 1.4.0! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> The big one has finally landed!</p> <p> A new patch is available for our popular Buzz Aldrin&#39;s Space Program Manager, bringing the game to version 1.4.0 with tons of improvements, bug fixes and....tigers. Yes, tigers. Never heard about tigers hired by space agencies?</p> <p> You&#39;ll understand this better in a minute!</p> <p> <strong>The&nbsp; most relevant changes are:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Added an interactive tutorial for the NASA campaign, which covers the basics of the game from agency inception until the execution of the first manned mission.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Added the option of hiring &#39;Tiger Teams&#39; when running a mission inside the Mission Control room. &#39;Tiger Teams&#39; are groups of paid experts that help Flight Controllers and increase the chances of success when a failure occurs during a mission step.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Added a new program: the Luna 17 lunar lander and the Lunokhod 1 lunar rover.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> &nbsp;Lots of improvements across the UI: more tooltips, new set of buttons for navigating the various screens inside the Headquarters, made the information related to programs and missions more easily available, replaced the personnel silhouettes with real photos, improved the performance of the personnel management screen, etc.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Completely revamped the end screen for the campaign mode: now the game shows a series of relevant stats and grants the player a medal based on its performance. The player can also continue running the agency after the manned Moon landing goal has been achieved.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Added a new set of Steam achievements.</li> </ul> <ul> <li> Various gameplays tweaks and fixes in the game database.</li> </ul> <p> The full changelog is <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3466740">here</a></p> <p> Dowload the patch here (<a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BuzzAldrin'sSpaceProgramManager/BASPM-UpdateComp-v140.zip">PC</a>) or here (<a href="ftp://ftp.matrixgames.com/pub/BuzzAldrin'sSpaceProgramManager/SPM-OSX-140.dmg">MAC</a>)</p> <p> Get more information about the game from its official product page for <a href="http://bit.ly/1E30whu">PC </a>and <a href="http://bit.ly/1Mq1Gdu">MAC</a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1625/Space.Program.Manager.is.updated.to.version.1.4.0! Wed, 10 Mar 2015 GMT Space Program Manager on Twitch tomorrow! Contest; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>&ldquo;The probability of success is difficult to estimate, but if we never search the chance of success is zero.&rdquo; </em>(<em>Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison, 1959)</em></p> <p> We are happy to announce that an <strong>important update</strong> for<strong> Space Program Manager</strong> <strong>is scheduled for today.</strong> Also we would like to invite you to join us to go where no man has gone before; <strong>tomorrow at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST</strong> we&#39;ll <strong>stream the game in order to introduce you to the main features of this update!</strong></p> <p> Check it out on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/RqB5FT">Twitch channel</a></p> <p> Get more information on the official <a href="http://bit.ly/1wof51K">Product Page!</a></p> <p> <em>The game is also available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1pt5Fsw">Steam</a></em></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1624/Space.Program.Manager.on.Twitch.tomorrow! Wed, 10 Mar 2015 GMT