Matrix Games News http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ Matrix Games Latest News List en-us Copyright (c) 2014, Matrix Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 23 JUL 2014 05:43 CMT 60 Matrix Games News 150 50 http://www.matrixgames.com/news/ http://www.matrixgames.com/images/logo.gif More Games are Coming to Steam! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_CTGW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Starting the end of this week, we will be releasing another batch of games on Steam. Commander: The Great War, Frontline: Road to Moscow and Advanced Tactics: Gold will soon be available on this digital store, thereby further expanding our Steam catalog. &nbsp;</p> <p> Kicking off this Friday will be <strong>Commander: The Great War</strong>. This intuitive and clever World War One strategy title has already proven itself on PC and is now ready to reach a wider audience through Steam! Commander: The Great War features a Grand Campaign covering the whole war from the invasion of Belgium on August 5, 1914 to the Armistice on the 11th of November 1918 in addition to 16 different unit types including Infantry, Cavalry, Armoured Cars and Tanks, Artillery, Railroad Guns and Armoured Trains and much more. &nbsp;</p> <p> Find the Steam product page <a href="http://bit.ly/1r0QCbl">here</a>.</p> <p> On the 9<sup>th</sup> of August, <strong>Frontline: Road to Moscow</strong> will hit Steam. This lighter wargame offers a huge amount of content and has proven immensely popular on tablets. Now all its goodness will be available for PC owners as well! In Frontline: Road to Moscow, players are confronted with blitzkriegs, trench wars and dog fights, but also unusual situation such as missions to capture an armoured convoy, recover important documents, capturing strategic positions and destroy fortifications.&nbsp;</p> <p> You can find the game on Steam <a href="http://bit.ly/1wUfGm5">here</a>.</p> <p> Next, on August 16<sup>th</sup>, <strong>Advanced Tactics: Gold</strong> is coming to steam. Advanced Tactics: Gold is a unique game that combines the deep gameplay experience of more traditional wargames, with an open setting, allowing you to recreate and simulate a ton of different battles and engagements. As a result, Advanced Tactics: Gold offers a unique and infinitely repayable wargaming experience for any strategy fan!</p> <p> Find the Steam page <a href="http://bit.ly/1rG0NmT">here</a>.</p> <p> For those of you who already bought any of these games from our stores, we are offering free Steam keys as well. All you have to do is register your serial <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a> and you will be able to redeem a free key to add the game to your Steam library!</p> <p> Join our <a href="http://bit.ly/1frmv60">Steam Community Group</a> to stay informed of all Steam related news and chat with other Steam wargamers.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1477/More.Games.are.Coming.to.Steam!. Wed, 22 Jul 2014 GMT Deal of the Week: Combat Command News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/COCO-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> This week we have for you a huge discount on Combat Command: Matrix Edition. This in-depth hex-based wargame by Boku Strategy Games gives you this opportunity to simulate battles from every World War II theatre! &nbsp;For the next seven days, this classic strategy game can be acquired for just $9.99!</p> <p> Experience the engaging and intense&nbsp;Combat Command&nbsp;game system with more units, more scenarios, new art, and more!&nbsp;Combat Command &ndash; The Matrix Edition&nbsp;is a new updated compilation of the&nbsp;Combat Command&nbsp;series which combines the features, units, scenarios, and gameplay from both&nbsp;Desert Rats&nbsp;and&nbsp;Danger Forward&nbsp;into one fantastic system. Included in this updated release are two brand new thrilling scenarios, Moscow and Stalingrad.</p> <p> Grab Combat Command <a href="http://bit.ly/1mvzMx4">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1476/Deal.of.the.Week:.Combat.Command. Tue, 21 Jul 2014 GMT Return to the Moon on October 31st! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SPM-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager gets release date.</p> <p> &quot;<em>But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? </em>&quot; - US President John F. Kennedy ; 1962.</p> <p> On July 20th 1969, the Apollo 11 mission successfully landed. For the first time in history, human beings walked on the Moon. The conquest of space that had started a few years after the end of WWII reached its climax with a manned lunar landing. In competition with the USSR, the US gained a decisive advantage when images of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and their lunar exploration module were broadcast on live TV all over the world from the Sea of Tranquillity. President Kennedy won his historic gamble by landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth before the end of the decade. A whole new era of space conquests was opened&hellip;</p> <p> 45 years after this extraordinary technological achievement, the Apollo 11 images still evoke strong emotions. Today, Slitherine and Polar Motion &ndash; developer of Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager &ndash; commemorate this anniversary by <a href="http://youtu.be/ppTFY0ArCTo">releasing a tribute video</a> to allow everyone to relive the Lunar landing and officially announce the game&rsquo;s final release date: October 31st 2014.</p> <p> In Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager, you will be able to play a critical role in the space exploration programs and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union in space. They will have to choose their side and run a space agency with only one goal in mind: be the first to the Moon! By managing their budget, opening programs, spending R&amp;D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and astronauts and launching space missions, they will live an engaging and challenging space odyssey in this realistic turn based strategy game.</p> <p> Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager is currently available as an Early Access Program, which will be closed on August 10th 2014. After that, the game will only be available after the release date. Be sure to sign up if you want to be part of the last leg of its development!</p> <p> Get more information on Buzz Aldrin&rsquo;s Space Program Manager from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/1r87Bu5">product page</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/As9yegYhQI8" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1475/Return.to.the.Moon.on.October.31st!. Sat, 18 Jul 2014 GMT Commander: The Great War iPad Wallpapers News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Materials_Box_2D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Commander: The Great War is releasing on iPad next week! In order to get you all a bit in the mood for this brilliant strategy title, we have prepared some wallpapers for your iPad. We are all very excited about the upcoming release as Commander: The Great War will bring a game of unprecedented scale to the App Store!&nbsp;</p> <p> Developed by The Lordz Games Studio, Commander The Great War is a turn-based strategy game that captures this time of war with unprecedented realism and accuracy. A huge-hex based campaign map that stretches from the USA in the west, Africa and Arabia to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Urals to the east, is the setting for 5 grand campaigns, each starting in a different year of the war.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1qEI9Oe">here</a> for more information about Commander: The Great War</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Over the top:</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_01_1024.jpg">here</a> for the full-sized wallpaper in 1024 resolution and <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_01_2048.jpg">here</a> if you have a retina display.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_01_1024.jpg" style="font-size: 12px; width: 650px; height: 650px;" /></p> <p> Air Strike:</p> <p> Click <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_02_1024.jpg">here</a> for the full-sized wallpaper in 1024 resolution and <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_02_2048.jpg">here</a> if you have a retina display.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/CTGW/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Wallapaper_02_1024.jpg" style="font-size: 12px; width: 650px; height: 650px;" /></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1474/Commander:.The.Great.War.iPad.Wallpapers Fri, 17 Jul 2014 GMT Generals of the Great War News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> To End All Wars is coming this summer and the beta program for the game is well underway. Many of you are already experiencing the game, helping us to weed out bugs and glitches. For the rest of you we have prepared a little sneak peek, showcasing some of the generals you will be able to command in To End All Wars. The complete game will feature 850 historical generals, all with historically accurate&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12px;">command traits and values. Correct use of these generals and their abilities will be of vital importance for those seeking victory.</span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;">Ageod&rsquo;s To End All Wars is a new game designed around one of the greatest wars that mankind has ever experienced. In this grand strategy game, players will take control over one of the two alliances that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Click </span><a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH" style="font-size: 12px;">here</a><span style="font-size: 12px;"> for more information on To End All Wars. &nbsp;</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/eaw_generals.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/EAW/eaw_generals.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 266px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1473/Generals.of.the.Great.War Thu, 16 Jul 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Panzer Corps News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/PCW-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> This month, it is three years ago that Panzer Corps launched for PC. This spiritual successor to the Panzer General series conquered the hearts of strategy gamers all over the world and has improved and expanded in recent years. In light of this Panzer Corps anniversary, we are giving you a 50% discount on Panzer Corps for PC and iOS. For the entire week, you will be able to get your hands on Panzer Corps for just $9,99!&nbsp;</p> <p> Set in World War II, Panzer Corps Wehrmacht puts players in the general&rsquo;s tent in charge of the Axis armies, across 26 scenarios in one large campaign tree, carrying core forces through the war. This core force can gain experience and upgrade to new weaponry as it becomes available. With over 400 unit types, divided into 19 unit classes there is a huge amount to explore. Make use of your units strengths and your enemies weaknesses and seize victory.</p> <p> Get Panzer Corps for PC <a href="http://bit.ly/1ozcMi3">here</a>.</p> <p> Grab the iOS version of Panzer Corps <a href="http://bit.ly/1pv3rss">here</a>.</p> <p> The discount will for Panzer Corps will also be available on <a href="http://bit.ly/1qvYXoI">Steam</a> later today.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1472/Deal.of.the.Week..Panzer.Corps Tue, 14 Jul 2014 GMT New Strategy Titles Join the Family News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_SG_Materials_Icon_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Small General and Small General Eastern Front rally behind the Slitherine Group Flag!&nbsp;</p> <p> Today we are pleased to announce that Small General and Small General Eastern Front, the successful Android titles by VR Designs, are now a part of the Slitherine family and are hosted on our stores. VR Designs has already developed a number of high-quality PC titles with us and we are very happy that the Small General titles are now with us as well.</p> <p> The Small General games bring the traditional wargaming formula to the Android phones and tablets, while adjusting them for easy controls and relatively shorter engagements, making this the ideal wargames for the android player!</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/TPuLbF">here</a>&nbsp;for Small General.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1og1Fuk">here</a>&nbsp;for Small General Eastern Front.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1471/New.Strategy.Titles.Join.the.Family Sat, 11 Jul 2014 GMT Tablet Version of Qvadriga gets new patch News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_Q_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> The release of Qvadriga was a great success and the following ports to Android and iOS tablets allowed a whole new audience to get their taste of ancient Roman chariot racing. Now we are happy to announced that we have just released a major patch for the tablet versions of Qvadriga, making it easier than ever for people to manage their team of (enslaved) charioteers!</p> <p> Among other things, this update increases the font size and provides much better visibility for users of high resolution and retina tablets as well as some other interface adjustments that will allow you better to focus on your races.</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! The game was very well received by press and players alike and among other things, made to the <a href="http://android.qualityindex.com/news/19712/qis-top-10-android-games-and-apps-of-june-2014">list</a> of best Android Apps of last month!&nbsp;</p> <p> The download should be completely automatic when the update is available.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1hPLqHe">here</a> to learn more about Qvadriga on iOS or <a href="http://bit.ly/1itaajI">here</a> to get Qvadriga for Android. &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/City_Before.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/City_Before.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> City overview in previous version.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/City_After.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/City_After.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> City overview in current version.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Management_Before.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Management_Before.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> Management screen in previous version.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Management_After.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Management_After.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> Management screen in current version.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Start_Before.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Start_Before.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> Starting race in previous version.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Start_After.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Qvadriga/Start_After.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 406px;" /></a></p> <p> Starting race in current version.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1470/Tablet.Version.of.Qvadriga.gets.new.patch Sat, 11 Jul 2014 GMT New Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge Update News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/COBFTB-3dBox-100x100.gif" align="left" ><p> Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge has just received a new update! Released in May 2010, this unique real-time operational strategy title has been improved and refined since its original launch, taking into account player feedback and ideas. Patch V4.6.279 further improves upon the game and provides a better overall experience. &nbsp;We are very pleased with the continued support by developer Panther Games, who keep supporting their games long after release.&nbsp;</p> <p> Set during the hard fighting of the Battles from the Bulge,&nbsp;Command Ops&nbsp;lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander. Hundreds of hours of gameplay await armchair generals who will be challenged to fight their way across 27 scenarios that stretch from the initial German surprise offensive to the powerful Allied counter-attack.</p> <p> Up to date fully converted data packs for Battles for Greece and Highway to the Reich are available in the Members Club for registered owners.</p> <p> Grab the patch <a href="http://bit.ly/1kIhusz">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1qZsER3">here</a> for the full changelog.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1mCCuF3">here</a> for more information on Battles from the Bulge.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1469/New.Command.Ops:.Battles.from.the.Bulge.Update Fri, 10 Jul 2014 GMT Command gets a huge update! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CMA-NO-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> <em>Enhanced simulation mechanics, new features and expanded database.</em></p> <p> Acclaimed by both modern warfare specialists and wargaming enthusiasts, <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em> has swept the awards since its release last September, including the Usenet&rsquo;s Wargame of The Year 2013 and the gold medal for Grogheads Game of the Year 2013 readers&rsquo; award. Developers Warfare Sims have not rested on their laurels though as they have been working on several updates since the release of the game. These patches, including the newest 1.04 released today, have included a whole host of new features, improvements on the simulation engine and user interface, bug fixes and a veritable avalanche of database updates and additions.&nbsp;</p> <p> Here is the list of some of the major improvements implemented in this new version:</p> <ul> <li> Configurable strike auto-planner. Your planes plot intelligent paths for their missions (complete with multiple off-axis ingress and egress lines, split-to-attack and form-up waypoints, suitable altitudes for each leg etc.). As always you can tweak the strike plan to perfection.</li> <li> An extensive array of UI enhancements such as wireframe-only map view, selection-only range symbols, new hotkeys, menu list for quick-jump slots, additional information on the database viewer, configurable ghosted-unit visibility, configurable plotted course visibility, one-click jump to unit mission, single-icon enemy groups and more.</li> <li> AI and mission editor additions such as configurable sprint-and-drift, optional prosecution areas for patrols (goodbye fainted drawn-out patrol assets and edge-of-envelope SAM shots, hello true SAM-ambushes!), new doctrine options and more.</li> <li> Improved simulation mechanics such as multiple cloud conditions, refined offboard-sonar modelling, ABM/ASAT guidance refinements, realism improvements for anti-missile engagements, longer-range AI torpedo shots and more.</li> <li> Significant performance &amp; stability improvements.</li> <li> A mile-long list of database additions including future Virginia SSGN versions, Tomahawk MMT, M982 Excalibur guided 155mm artillery, KC-46 tanker, MC-130 with the BLU-82 &quot;Daisy Cutter&quot; &amp; GBU-43 MOAB mega-bombs, Chinese &quot;High New&quot; C4-ISR series, the entire Ukraine naval OOB, Oscar-III SSGN, JLENS, tons of Vietnam-era units, hypothetical systems like the F-19A, A/F-117X, Boeing 747 ALCM carrier and generic CATOBAR mini-carrier, and much more.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p> Grab the patch <a href="http://bit.ly/1jowCjW">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1nd9Mv9">here</a> for the full changelog.</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations</em> from its official <a href="http://bit.ly/PXDuYe">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1468/Command.gets.a.huge.update! Thu, 9 Jul 2014 GMT Sign up for the Sovereignty beta! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_S_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Sovereignty: Crown of Kings is nearing completion! The game is designed, the code is written and the units modeled. But in order to finish this deep strategy title, we need your help. Sign up for the beta and grab your chance to explore Sovereignty before release, report any bugs, issues or findings back and contribute to a flawless release later this year.&nbsp;</p> <p> Sovereignty&nbsp;is a turn-based fantasy strategy game for the PC. It combines&nbsp;a kingdom management campaign game with a general&#39;s level tactical battle game.&nbsp;In&nbsp;the campaign game,&nbsp;Sovereignty&nbsp;offers rich historical rivalries, backstabbing intrigues, magical research, trade routes, naval escorts, unique units, heroes, and of course, WAR. And where hero armies meet on the campaign map, we zoom into a tactical hex-based battlefield. Move individual units. Destroy your enemy!</p> <p> Sign up for the beta <a href="http://bit.ly/1fHcTZG">here</a>.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1qGMOxL">here</a> to learn more about Sovereignty.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1467/Sign.up.for.the.Sovereignty.beta! Wed, 8 Jul 2014 GMT Deal of the Week - Civil War II News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> In order to celebrate the Steam release of Civil War II we are offering you a 25% discount on the most detailed Civil War grand strategy title ever released. This is the perfect opportunity to get immersed in this Ageod masterpiece! Don&rsquo;t forget that we are also offering a bundle deal. Just add Civil War II to your shopping cart and you will have the ability to add The Bloody Road South expansion to your order for just $ 9,99!</p> <p> In Civil War II you take the part of the military and political leadership, trying to lead your nation to victory, in the midst of some of the toughest operations of the Civil War.&nbsp;You will build, organize and command your armies over one of the largest maps of the USA ever made for a Civil War game.&nbsp;&nbsp;There are a host of real military leaders to appoint with their own strengths and weaknesses and choosing the right man for the job is crucial. However you are not just a military leader and must make vital economics and political decisions. These can have far reaching effects and you can even influence foreign intervention from the French &amp; British who were constantly intervening in America for power and prestige.&nbsp;</p> <p> Grab Civil War II form the official <a href="http://bit.ly/VROTM9">product page</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1465/Deal.of.the.Week.-.Civil.War.II Tue, 7 Jul 2014 GMT Server Maintenance News; <p> We are going to perform the server maintenance on Monday, Jul 7 at 8-9 am EST. The Matrix website and forum and the Ageod homepage will be offline for the duration of the maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1464/Server.Maintenance.. Sat, 4 Jul 2014 GMT Commander: The Great War iPad gets release date! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_CTGW_iPad_Materials_Box_2D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> After a successful beta test where you helped us out bringing the game to completion, we are now ready to announce that Commander: The Great War will hit the iPad App Store on Friday 25<sup>th</sup> of July! We are very much looking forward to release, since this will be the first time that a wargame of this scale will be available on a tablet device!</p> <p> Developed by the Lordz Games Studio, Commander will bring the exact same gameplay as the successful PC version, while allowing for comfortable and intuitive touch controls. The game will also make use of the proven PBEM++ technology to allow for cross-platform multiplayer, making it easier than ever to find a multiplayer opponent.</p> <p> Commander The Great War is a turn-based strategy game for iPad that captures this time of war with unprecedented realism and accuracy. A huge-hex based campaign map that stretches from the USA in the west, Africa and Arabia to the south, Scandinavia to the north and the Urals to the east, is the setting for 5 grand campaigns, including the 1914 campaign starting with the opening moves, as well as the 1918 Kaiserschlacht campaign.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1qEI9Oe">here</a> for the official product page.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1463/Commander:.The.Great.War.iPad.gets.release.date! Sat, 4 Jul 2014 GMT Civil War II is coming to Steam News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/CWII-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> Some of you may have already spotted the game in Steam&rsquo;s &lsquo;Coming Soon&rsquo; section, but for those who are not yet aware we are pleased to announce that Ageod&rsquo;s latest and greatest Civil War game is releasing on Steam today! In order to celebrate this joyous occasion, we are offering you a 25% discount on Civil War II, as well as a great bundle deal.</p> <p> In a couple of hours, you will be able to grab Civil War II and the Bloody Road South expansion on the world&rsquo;s most popular digital platform. Those of you who already own Civil War II will be able to register their key with us to get a free Steam key!</p> <p> Now is your chance to get immersed in one of the most historically accurate and in-depth games of the period. In Civil War II you take the part of the military and political leadership, trying to lead your nation to victory, in the midst of some of the toughest operations of the Civil War.&nbsp;You will build, organize and command your armies over one of the largest maps of the USA ever made for a Civil War game.&nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/VgGlhb">here</a> for the Steam product page.</p> <p> Already own Civil War II? Redeem your free Steam key <a href="http://bit.ly/1lXs7Ys">here</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1462/Civil.War.II.is.coming.to.Steam Fri, 3 Jul 2014 GMT Distant Worlds : Universe Updated Again! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/MG_DW_U_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Since the very successful release of <em>Distant Worlds: Universe</em> on May 23rd, we&#39;ve also released five major free updates over the course of more than a month of additional full-time development. &nbsp;<em>Distant Worlds: Universe</em> was already among the best-selling games on our store as well as the Steam store, where it stayed in the Top 10 for all games for two weeks.&nbsp; It has also been praised in many reviews, including multiple 90% reviews from mainstream reviewers. &nbsp;Now, <em>Distant Worlds: Universe </em>has become better than ever!</p> <p> These updates, including the newest 1.9.5.5 released today, have included fixes for most of the issues reported since release (over 75 in total)!&nbsp; Additionally, more than 100 improvements to game balance, AI and user interface have been made, as well as some additional tutorial tweaks and the addition of an &quot;Introductory Game&quot; mode to get new players started more easily.</p> <p> The user interface improvements include significant adjustments to support larger font sizes on larger monitors and allow more of the interface to scale.&nbsp; In addition, game performance optimizations have nearly doubled performance since release.</p> <p> Also included are several new modding features, which lift the limitations on race-specific technologies as well as improving modding in a few other areas.&nbsp; If you wish, each faction can have a much more detailed and fully unique tech tree now.&nbsp; The AI&#39;s research path can also now be specifically set to optimize each faction exactly the way you want.</p> <p> The AI in Universe has improved significantly with each update, both in fleet coordination, exploration, research strategy, ship design, construction and pre-warp strategy.</p> <p> Finally, we&#39;ve included a host of fixes for pirate gameplay as well, if you prefer to seek your own fortune among the stars.</p> <p> <strong>Distant Worlds</strong>: Universe&nbsp;is the newest chapter of this critically acclaimed sci-fi series, adding incredible new features and an exciting new storyline.&nbsp;&nbsp;Universe&nbsp;is also the ultimate collector&rsquo;s edition, the first time all previous&nbsp;Distant Worlds&nbsp;releases have been included in one package, along with an updated manual and greatly expanded modding support. &nbsp;</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1vsbQQr">here</a> for the full changelog of the 1.9.5.5 update.</p> <p> Download the patch <a href="http://bit.ly/1kagYmS">here</a> or click the &ldquo;Check for Update&rdquo; button on your game launcher. The Steam version of the game will be updated automatically when you restart your Steam client.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1461/Distant.Worlds.:.Universe.Updated.Again! Wed, 1 Jul 2014 GMT Deal of the Week Scourge of War Anniversary Collection News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SoWGB150SE-3DBox-100px.gif" align="left" ><p> This week will be the 151<sup>st</sup> anniversary for the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important and most famous battles of the American Civil War. In order to commemorate this important historical event, we are giving a royal discount on the Scourge of War Gettysburg 150<sup>th</sup> Anniversary Collection. Get the battles of Gettysburg, Pipe&nbsp;Creek, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Brandy Station, all in one epic&nbsp;package!</p> <p> Take the places of some of the premier generals that shaped America. See if your strategy can give Lee the victory that was pulled from his grasp. Command troops from&nbsp;the Bloody Lane at Antietam to the chaos of Chancellorsville, from the&nbsp;thunderous cavalry action at Brandy Station to the alternate history&nbsp;battles at Pipe Creek--culminating in the epic three days of battle at Gettysburg that changed the nation. Relive the past that was, or&nbsp;change history to what might have been.</p> <p> Grab the Scourge of War Collection <a href="http://bit.ly/1lJ9agu">here</a>!</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1460/Deal.of.the.Week.Scourge.of.War.Anniversary.Collection Tue, 30 Jun 2014 GMT Server Maintenance News; <p> We are going to perform the server maintenance on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7-8 am EST. The Slitherine PBEM system will be offline for the duration of the maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1459/Server.Maintenance. Sat, 27 Jun 2014 GMT Magnifico launches on Android! News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/SLIT_DVAoW_Android_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> A few months after its successful release on iPad, <em>Da Vinci&rsquo;s: Art of War</em> is now reaching the Android world with a brand new name, <em>Magnifico</em>, in tribute to the boardgame that inspired this digital adaptation. Today owners of Android tablets will finally have the chance to get their hands on <em>&ldquo;&hellip;a better game than Risk</em>&rdquo; (Digitally Downloaded) and <em>&ldquo;[a game with] a very different approach, which is refreshing</em>&rdquo; (App Review Central).</p> <p> In <em>Magnifico</em> mighty European lords from the 16<sup>th</sup> century want to expand their influence in the continent at any cost. You will will lead a faction and fight your way to conquer European provinces. You will be confronted with tough AI opponents that will adopt various behaviors and strategies so that every game is very different. As you earn Victory Points, your will have to take economic and military decisions, and invest in Da Vinci&rsquo;s technologies to boost their armies and territory production levels.</p> <p> Inspired by the famous boardgame <em>Magnifico</em>, this adaptation has been especially designed for Android tablets. Players can move units, build defense structures and develop dreadful war machines simply and easily. However, only the best tacticians will be able to adapt to this new European context and bet on the inventions that really make the difference!</p> <p> Get more information on <em>Magnifico </em>from its official Android <a href="http://bit.ly/1pAE9KS">product page</a>.</p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1458/Magnifico.launches.on.Android! Thu, 25 Jun 2014 GMT Ageods To End All Wars box art revealed News; <IMG SRC="http://www.matrixgames.com/images/3dbox/100x100/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_100.gif" align="left" ><p> Last week we launched the beta for To End All Wars and announced the release date (25<sup>th</sup> of August!!). Today we would like to present you with the high resolution box art that will be available for anyone who buys the physical copy of the game. The physical copy will also include a full color printed manual that will help you get right into the game.&nbsp;</p> <p> Ageod&rsquo;s To End All Wars is a new game designed around one of the greatest wars that mankind has ever experienced. In this grand strategy game, players will take control over one of the two alliances that so desperately fought for control over Europe and to end all wars.&nbsp;The engine has been updated and altered to convincingly simulate Great War warfare. Continues lines of trenches can be created by the player (and the AI) and special rules allow air units to fulfil missions even beyond enemy lines. Other features brought by this title include the new diplomacy system and the new research system.</p> <p> Click <a href="http://bit.ly/1oRGUdH">here</a> for more information on To End All Wars.</p> <p> Enlist for the beta <a href="http://bit.ly/1roAQpv">here</a> (add your Ageod forum name to the form!)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Kaiserschlacht/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_2D_300dpi.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Kaiserschlacht/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_2D_300dpi.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 920px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Kaiserschlacht/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_300dpi.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Art/Kaiserschlacht/AG_tEaW_Materials_Box_3D_300dpi.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 1001px;" /></a></p> http://www.matrixgames.com/news/1457/Ageods.To.End.All.Wars.box.art.revealed Thu, 25 Jun 2014 GMT