||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Smugglers IV - Doomsday Released!

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 by Erik Rutins

Type: Press Release

Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) and Niels Bauer Games (www.nielsbauergames.com) are pleased to announce the release of the turn-based space trading game Smugglers IV - Doomsday on the Matrix Games Online Store.

Smugglers IV - Doomsday is a fun and challenging turn-based space-trading game where you take command of an advanced space ship amidst a galaxy torn by war and crime!  With your ship and skilled crew you can choose to be a greedy trader, ambitious bounty hunter, ruthless pirate, or one of the other professions in your quest for riches, fame, and power!

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Smugglers IV is a great game that really pulled us in with ‘just one more turn’ gameplay.  The galaxy is a sandbox for your alter-ego and it’s really up to you how far you rise or how fast you fall (and whether you stay within the law or go completely outside it).  The backstory and ongoing events add to the immersion, but the high replayability and fun gameplay are what kept us coming back and ultimately made up our minds that we needed to bring this title to our customers.”

Through trading, fulfilling missions, or pirating, you can earn the money and skills necessary to buy new ships and upgrade your equipment. As success brings larger ships, missions, and enemies, you'll have to manage a crew, board & plunder enemy ships, and even conquer star systems. You can move up in rank with the factions you align with and gain special abilities and powers as you become more experienced. Smugglers IV offers addicting open-ended gameplay where the opportunities for victory are virtually limitless – make your choices wisely, however, as your actions will ultimately have an impact on a galactic scale!

Game Features

  • Acquire up to 60 different abilities and choose between 6 different professions (trader, combat trader, mercenary, bounty hunter, smuggler, and pirate).
  • 24 star systems with over 75 planets. Visit your favorite planets or discover some new systems. Beautifully crafted planet art.
  • Four different factions with completely different ship textures, uniforms and medals (depending on your success you can pin rank signs, ribbons and medals on your proud chest).
  • Completely new spaceships ranging from small fighters and corvettes up to large freighters and battleships.
  • Crew combat featuring battle droids, EMP weapons and commando attacks. You can board and capture enemy ships.
  • The ships have special equipment and abilities that makes every spaceship unique.
  • Turn-based space combat system including different abilities such as cloaking, recharging shields, boarding enemy ships, etc.
  • Advanced trade systems (Realistic supply-and-demand based pricing for those who love to trade)
  • Non-linear war and campaign system. You can influence the war and how you do that is now displayed even better.
  • Unique text engine providing different storylines of the war and mission descriptions (e.g. 10,000 different war declarations possible). Maybe this is the first time this has been successfully accomplished in a computer game.
  • New music and SFX created by Nathan Madsen.
  • Special locations spawning on the map (like hidden treasures, spy ships, VIP traders, alien artifacts...).
  • Smuggling and pirating are lucrative and meaningful with hideouts and aging of criminal flags.
  • Become Admiral and get command over a fleet of ships (in some missions).
  • Attack large space stations and conquer whole star systems!
  • Special end-game content: 7 new missions only available for battleships!
  • No waiting! In many space trading games it takes you ages to go from X to Y. In Smugglers different star systems are just a mouse-click away!
  • And much, much more...

More Info

Smugglers IV - Doomsday

  ( Views : 5247 )


In Other News..

Vietnam65 is out now on PC and iPad!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

"You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first” (Ho Chi Minh – President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam 1945-69)

Fifty years ago Operation Rolling Thunder was launched. Supported by dozens of US fighter-bombers, this massive bombardment campaign aimed to persuade North Vietnam to cease its assistance to communist insurgents in South Vietnam and to destroy key military targets. Soon after ground units were also deployed and the US was fully involved in this iconic Cold War conflict!

But in Vietnam, firepower and technology only get you so far. Thanks to their knowledge of the terrain, close relationship with the local population and their mastery of guerrilla tactics, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army regulars proved to be a dangerous and elusive enemy

As a result, victory is not determined by simply eliminating the enemy, but rather by winning the Hearts and Minds of the local population, thereby gaining their support to crush the insurgency.

In Vietnam’65, a new strategy game releasing today on PC and iPad, players will experience the true essence of this war. Developer Every Single Soldier has focused on providing a realistic and credible Counter-Insurgency model.

Read more...

Star Hammer Beta!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

War Was Inevitable

Today we are excited to announce the development of a new 3D tactical space battles game called Star Hammer : The Vanguard Prophecy. Developer Black Lab Games is focused on designing a fascinating sci-fi game in which players will not only step into the shoes of a fleet commander – carefully selecting their spaceships and crew members – but also be at the spearhead of their squadron, maneuvering their capital ships like a hard-boiled captain!

The players will have to face a ferocious alien race - the Nautilid - which threat is as varied as it is innumerable and the game offers plenty of tactical situations in which players will have to take painful decisions. To succeed, players will need to be quick-learners to identify the weaknesses of the enemy and adopt an offensive behavior only when a clear breach appears.

Read more...

War in the West is updated to Version 1013!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A really big update is ready for the monster game of 2014!

It brings tons of improvements and new features like an increased efficiency of night fighters and the possibility for support unit to be attached to breakdown divisions.

It also fixes some bugs related to gameplay, bringing even more historical details to an already stunning game.

Read more...

Vietnam'65 gets a pre release Twitch Stream!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."(President Lyndon B. Johnson)

Join us in the jungle today at 8 pm CET/ 2pm EST!
Check it out on the official Twitch channel

Only few hours and the game will be released on March 5th!

So stay tuned and get more information on the official Product Page!

Read more...

Machines are taking control! Legions of Steel announced!

Monday, March 02, 2015

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.” (B. F. Skinner– American Psychologist)

Directly inspired from the board game of the same name, Legions of Steel is a fast-paced and thrilling tactical game. Squads of machines and humans fight hard in the inhospitable undergrounds of the production facilities. With the one shot, one kill philosophy adopted by the developers, every move, line of sight, and action point becomes a resource of strategic importance.

Today we are happy to announce that the game will be available in May 2015 on both PC and iPad! Initially announced for late 2014, developer Studio Nyx decided to extend the development period in order to provide more content into the game, and especially nerve-racking multiplayer modes that should seduce fans of competitive and intense matches!

Read more...

Hell is on sale!

Monday, March 02, 2015

Choose the right strategy to fight against the creatures of Hell, or accept the Darkness and conquer the land of Gilrand!

To celebrate the release of the iPad version, Deal of the Week is on fire this week as we give you the opportunity to take Hell on PC for only $ 9.99!

Hell is a turn-based tactical skirmish strategy game developed by award winning developer Hunted Cow in partnership with Slitherine.

Set in the mythical fantasy land of Gilrand, you take control of either the ‘Order of Radiance’ or the ‘Demons of Hell’ and battle for supremacy across many different battlefields and environments.

Read more...

Hell iPad is released!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

“The path to paradise begins in hell(Dante Alighieri – Italian poet)

The angelic and peaceful kingdom of Gilrand is in great danger. Led by Lord Devil in person, merciless demons are raiding the defenseless Human world. To repel such a despicable attack, humanity can only rely on an holy and mysterious order of fearless knights, priests, and wizards known as “The Order of Radiance”.

An epic fight between these two fundamentally opposed factions is bound to begin!

Since its PC release last November, HELL has been further polished by developer Hunted Cow, receiving a major update which added brand new game modes.

Read more...