||  

  ||  

Back to News Listing Huge New Update for Distant Worlds!

Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 by Sean Drummy

Type: Press Release

A huge list of improvements and changes coming with this capital ship-sized update

Matrix Games and Code Force (www.codeforce.co.nz) are proud to release a massive new update for their award winning space strategy game, Distant Worlds! The comprehensive 1.0.6.0 update comes with dozens of changes and fixes which improve nearly every part of the game, specific emphasis has been placed on stability, balance, colonies, fleet and ship behavior, and interface improvements.

 

Specifically, there are more than 40 bug fixes alongside major features such as improved AI and automation, better fleet management, more realistic colonization (including habitat quality) and migration, improved planetary combat and rebellions, new per-ship and per-group engagement stances with defaults adjustable on an empire level, better game balance in terms of combat, economics and technology, major performance improvement including lower memory usage and much quicker saves and finally multiple interface improvements to make managing your empire a breeze!

 

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Distant Worlds has been met with critical and fan acclaim, even bringing home a few trophies. This update solidifies the position of Distant Worlds as one of the premier space-based 4X strategy games!  We have great plans in store for fans of Distant Worlds, including more updates and an upcoming expansion, so this is a great time to jump on board if you’ve been on the fence!”

 

Distant Worlds is a vast, pausable real-time, 4X space strategy game. You can run the game as slow or as fast as you like, with intelligent advisors and many different settings for warnings and auto-pause triggers to help you manage your empire at your own pace.  Experience the full depth and detail of large turn-based strategy games, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game.

 

Vast galaxies are made to order: up to 1400 star systems, with up to 50,000 planets, moons and asteroids. Galaxies are so deep, fun and immersive that you won’t want to finish the game... Build, expand and improve your empire endlessly. The galaxy is packed with life and activity. Encounter other empires, independent alien colonies, traders, pirates and space monsters. Explore star systems, asteroid fields, gas clouds, supernovae, galactic storms and black holes. Discover evidence of civilizations long since past, uncovering secrets about the galaxy's troubled history...

 

Best of all, you can play the game your way: enjoy a quick, intense game in a crowded galaxy or take your time in an epic game spread across a vast galaxy!

 

Get the update here. This update is comprehensive and will bring all previous versions of Distant Worlds to 1.0.6.0.

More Info

Distant Worlds

  ( Views : 7165 )


In Other News..

The Operational Art of War III receives a final update and a sequel!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

First published in 1998, this legendary series of operational wargames has seen six releases, including the latest Operational Art of War III, released to the wargaming audience in 2006. Now, as we conclude The Operational Art of War III, we are also taking a new step to continue the series into the future.  Publisher Matrix Games and the TOAW Development Team have been working behind the scenes for nearly two years to take this landmark brand to new heights.

First, a long-promised update… with development for The Operational Art of War once again in full swing, many months of development both past and present have allowed us to complete the final update for The Operational Art of War III, version 3.4.1.9! This update allows us to bring the TOAW community a parting gift for TOAW III, including a feature enhancement, quite a few bug fixes and new and revised scenarios, while also laying the groundwork for a new release, The Operational Art of War IV.

Read more...

Revolution Under Siege Gold is Released and Streamed!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

“The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.”- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Brest-Litovsk didn’t bring peace to a battered Russia. The divisions inside the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party see the minority faction – the Mensheviks - always struggling against the majority one – the Bolsheviks. Meanwhile border countries once part of the Russian Empire are considering the possibility of taking advantage of their former “Motherland”...

Revolution Under Siege GOLD, the first complete historical simulation on PC of the Russian Civil War between 1917 and 1923, is out now!

Read more...

Slitherine and BAE Systems to start collaboration

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Over the years, Slitherine has developed some of the most in-depth and well-researched wargames in the market. Combining historical accuracy, cutting edge AI and enhanced combat models, Slitherine games have always been more about what is under the hood than before the eyes.

A crucial appreciation of these efforts is now coming from experts at defense, security and aerospace multinational BAE Systems. In particular, real time wargame Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations has been chosen to start a collaboration with Slitherine and its development partners

Read more...

Legions of Steel - Meet the Machines!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

They come from the sky but not as a conquering force. Despite their overwhelming Fleet their goal is not to gain more planets or solar systems. They don’t feel anger, vengeance, tiredness or desire. Debris and ruins are the signs of their passage.

Their only aim is the extinction of all life forms. They are the Machines!

As the release date of the game is approaching it’s time to have a close look at the menace Mankind will have to face!

Get more information about Legions of Steel from its official Product Page

Read more...

Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is releasing today on iPad!

Friday, June 19, 2015

"There can be no mercy. No surrender. If we survive this day it will be a miracle.” (Commissar Sebastian Yarrick)

Today is a good day to join the fight for the Emperor! Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, after having managed successfully to capture the unique tabletop feel of the franchise, has reached a new important step!

Today iPad owners will be happy to know that the game and all its expansions are now available on tablets!Benefiting from extra months of development, this adaptation contains all of the updates released since November, including the free Untold Battles expansion and the latest 1.08 patch (check the changelog here) with fully localization in German, French & Spanish.

Read more...

HoW15 - I don't like this, it doesn't work

Friday, June 12, 2015

Imagine catching a flight to a distant city you've never been to. You leave in a rush, no time to read a proper travel guide. Don't know the language either. Don't know the local rules: this trip is going to be a nightmare, for sure. 
 
The airport is your first test. And most airports are pretty good at showing the right information, making good use of symbols, guiding customers through the right paths and making them feel like they are doing the right thing and it's not as hard as they thought just before landing. 

Read more...

Scourge of War - The Waterloo Diaries Part 4

Friday, June 12, 2015

The last part of the Waterloo Diaries is on line on our YouTube Channel and its huge! In this part Matthew from the development team will introduce you to the Sandbox campaign!

While Sandbox battles were already in the previous games of the series, this time you are also able to run it for your campaign!

Get more information about the game from its official product page

Read more...